Dow Sustainability Masters Fellowship
The Dow Sustainability Masters Fellowship supports students who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions to local-to-global scales; to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide. First-year master's student (can be second-year if pursuing a 3-year dual-degree). If you are interested in being nominated, you should start working on your materials and lining up potential recommenders now. NOTE: If you are a dual-degree student, you must apply through the department that you are registered with during this fall term.
SEAS Application Process: Students interested in being nominated must submit the following items into a single .pdf document to https://tinyurl.com/y3wp4bdy no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, October 4, 2021. Title the document as Lastname.DowFellowship.pdf. The SEAS Scholarship Committee will review applications and select up to ten (10) students for nomination to the university-wide competition. Nominees are forwarded to the Graham Institute for final selections. Students selected for nomination will be notified by the Graham Institute with instructions and the deadline for uploading their final application materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Students are responsible for making sure that faculty letters of support are submitted by the submission deadline.
- A statement of educational goals and planned post-graduate studies or work of no more than 800-words written by the student, that describe:
- The student’s field of study and career aspirations and how they relate to sustainability, the circular economy, and climate protection (up to 200 words).
- How participation in the Dow Fellows Program will be a transformative, as opposed to the incremental, learning experience (up to 200 words).
- A challenge or opportunity related to an area of work and articulate how it relates to sustainability, circularity, or climate and would benefit from interdisciplinary approaches (up to 400 words). Fellows are NOT required to propose a defined project.
- A short, critical thinking essay (no more than 500 words) answering the following question: “In what ways does fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community affect pathways to sustainability?”
- A brief curriculum vitae (CV) describing the students:
- Educational background
- Relevant work experience
- Major awards and honors received
- Membership in professional organizations (if applicable)
- Publications and presentations (if applicable)
- Service to the community or other extra-curricular activities
- All transcripts
- Two references (names and contact information only at this time)