Fellowships & Awards


Barger Leadership Institute Fellows

Any Michigan undergraduate may enter the BLI community by becoming a member. After becoming a member and completing a 1 credit Leadership Lab, ALA 175, students can create their own pathway through various funding and programming opportunities including their Advanced Leadership Fellows program.

Dow Sustainability Fellows

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, made possible by Dow, supports graduate students and scholars at U-M Ann Arbor who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The competitive program prepares future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide. Dow Fellows are nominated by their academic units and chosen by a faculty review board.

Erb Institute Undergraduate Fellows

The Erb Institute’s Undergraduate Fellows program is designed to deliver business and sustainability education, community, and co-curricular opportunities. Open to rising juniors at Michigan Ross and the Program in the Environment, both majors and minors, the program offers the opportunity to become an integral part of the current and future landscape of business sustainability. 

Graham Sustainability Scholars

The Graham Sustainability Scholars Program supports undergraduate students at U-M Ann Arbor by providing special access to and funding for field-based courses in sustainability. Through this competitive program, Graham Scholars also participate in a wide range of leadership and cohort building activities.

Sustainable Living Experience 

The Sustainable Living Experience (SLE) Theme Community at Oxford Houses provides a residential experience and community rooted in experiential learning and community engagement in various aspects of sustainability as well as climate and environmental justice.


Dow Distinguished Awards

The Dow Distinguished Awards competition supports interdisciplinary student-led projects that focus on compelling challenges external to the University.

Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards

Each year Student Life rolls out the blue carpet to recognize student leaders that are doing amazing things on campus, in Michigan, and around the world. These student leaders are nominated by their peers, faculty, and staff.