Applications Invited

Open to Rising Juniors and Seniors of All Majors

Apply for your place to work with and learn from highly motivated and capable peers who are passionate about creating change for sustainability. This opportunity is open to poets and physicists, artists and anthropologists, philosophers and psychologists, historians and humanists, economists and environmental scientists - anyone who has engaged in scholarship, service and action aimed at advancing social, economic or environmental sustainability goals and wants to build skills for social change. Selection criteria is based on the following:

  • Significant engagement in academic work and research that focus on or intersect with sustainability, broadly considered.
  • Demonstrated interests, engagement and accomplishments in action and service for advancing social, economic and/or environmental sustainability goals.
  • Demonstrated abilities to think critically about sustainability questions, problems and potential solutions; articulate connections between one’s field of study and sustainability; and apply disciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge and methods to analyze sustainability problems and solutions.
  • High scholastic achievement, normally evidenced by a 3.4 or higher GPA.
  • Character and behavior that exemplify the values of civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, social justice and global perspective.

Applications for 2023-24: Now Open

The following materials are to be submitted by e-mail to by EXTENDED TO APRIL 7, 2023

Application Materials:

  1. Application Form:
    Download the Baird Sustainability Fellows Application Form, save it to your computer, fill-in and complete the form and submit by email. Do not fill in the form online as your content may not save correctly.
  2. Resume:
    Submit a 1 to 2 page resume. Your resume is an important part of your application and will be reviewed carefully by the selection committee. You should update your resume, tailoring it to make evident the relevance of your education, experiences, service, work and accomplishments to the Baird Sustainability Fellows selection criteria.
  3. Unoffical Transcript:
    Ask the Registrar to send an unofficial transcript (.pdf) by email to
  4. Letter of Recommendation:
    Ask one faculty member to write a letter of recommendation for you, following the Instructions for Letters of Recommendation for Baird Sustainability Fellows. Your reference should e-mail their letter directly to
  5. Supprting Material (Optional)
    You may, if you wish, submit in support of your application one example of your work that gives evidence of your qualifications as a Baird Sustainability Fellow candidate. Your example could be a paper, presentation, poster, video, blog, artistic creation, performance recording or other output of your work. Send your supporting material by email to as an electronic document or hyperlink to online material.

For questions about the program or application process contact:

The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), Kaufman 190

Neil Leary, Director,, 717.245.1954 or
Lindsey Lyons, Director of Sustainability Learning,, 717.245.1117