Student Mini Grants Program

Deadline Date: April 15, 2024

Donor Name: Algalita

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Mini-Grants are now available to students looking for financial support for their personal education, school and community projects, internships, networking events, etc. connected to addressing the plastic crisis.

​What’s a mini-grant?

  • Mini-grants range from $300 – $2000, and must be applied to your education, projects, or other efforts related to addressing the plastic problem. If you are selected as a grantee, you’ll need to report back to them by the end of the grant period sharing what you’ve accomplished. This is not a loan, so the money is yours to keep; you won’t need to pay it back.
  • In 2024, they will award a total of $15,000 USD through this program!
  • Each winner will also receive:
    • Social media coverage on Algalita’s social media channels.
    • The opportunity to contribute to a blog post on the Wayfinder Society website.

Am I eligible to apply?

  • To be eligible to apply for a Wayfinder Society Student Mini-Grant, you need to:
    • Be between the ages of 11-25 on the application deadline,
    • Have an individual account (or student account through your teacher) on Wayfinder Society
    • Have successfully completed these 2 Actions: The Story of Plastic – Watch the Film and The Story of Plastic – System Mapping.
    • Be dedicated to ending plastic pollution in your classroom, school, community, or beyond.
  • The Student Mini-Grants are open to applicants anywhere in the world!
    • They do not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • You have shown you are committed to continuing your work to prevent plastic pollution through furthering your education or conducting projects on a local, regional, national, or international scale.  Example areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
    • Zero Waste
    • Social Justice
    • Environmental Justice
    • Philosophy
    • Social Science
    • Marketing
    • Business Communications
    • Policy
    • Chemistry
    • Science
    • They encourage you to apply no matter what your area of focus is, as long as you can relate it to ending plastic pollution!

For more information, visit Algalita.

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