The Global Sustainability Scholars Program (GSS) is excited to announce the members of the initial cohort of undergraduate students. The program was open for sophomore (second-year) students from all over the United States that are interested in a variety of disciplines related to sustainability.
This prestigious, three-year summer experiential learning opportunity fosters professional development within a new generation of scientists who represent the diversity of today's society. The program is laser focused on transdisciplinary sustainability science and innovation.
This inaugural cohort will focus on urban sustainability at the intersection of food, energy and water needs, and will travel during the summer to Seattle, Washington; Bristol, United Kingdom; and, Berlin, Germany, among other locations. Scholars will work with five of the fifteen Belmont funded Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative projects. Furthermore, the paid summer experience will build life-long, international networks of peers for the GSS scholars.
We received close to 70 applications, and we selected seven students. The following outstanding applicants are the members of the 2019 Cohort:
Field of Study
Fort Lewis College
University of Michigan
Mayra Carmen Ona
Florida International University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Global Environmental Science
Columbia University in NYC
Double-major in Sustainable Development and Creative Writing
We would also like to recognize 8 students that all presented exceptionally strong applications, but, due to our student limit, we were unable to accept. Honorable mention go to the following students:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marisa I. Matho
The University of San Francisco
University of Colorado Boulder
The College of William and Mary
Greta M. Wilkening
University of California, Berkeley
This program is made possible by National Science Foundation Funding and through close collaboration with Future Earth. Our program is based at the University of Colorado Boulder. This collaboration enables GSS cohorts to work with Future Earth and Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) Project Teams on a common set of core sustainability research challenges. George Mason University has partnered with GSS to support two Mason students that will join the inaugural cohort.