In the summer of 2011, the Mason administration approved the creation of the Patriot Green Fund (PGF), which is a $100,000 per year sustainability fund. The funds are provided by Mason Facilities to make Mason’s campuses more sustainable through infrastructure improvements and student research projects.
One of the most unique and innovative components of the PGF is the emphasis it places on student participation. Students comprise the majority of the PGF Committee and all undergraduate and graduate students can apply for funding to lead their own projects when supported by a mentor.
The Patriot Green Fund operates with three distinct goals:
- Enable students to conduct research and implement scholarship-related projects that demonstrate environmental leadership and benefit the Mason community and surrounding region.
- Reduce Mason’s environmental impact by making tangible improvements to habits, facilities, and operations.
- Improve awareness of, and support for, building a culture of sustainability on campus and in our communities to grow a strong community network of stewardship.
Who can Apply?
Any current student, faculty, or staff member may apply for funds to support a sustainability project.
Start your application by submitting the interest form and a member of the PGF Committee will provide you with one on one support to guide you through the application process.
Visit our How to Apply for Funds page to learn more and apply.
All PGF projects completed by Mason undergraduate students are eligible for a Mason Impact transcript designation!
- To earn this designation, students must submit their project and participate in the OSCAR Celebration of Student Scholarship and Impact.
Undergraduate students may also be eligible to receive additional financial assistance for expenses that the Patriot Green Fund cannot cover through a Mason Mini-Grant.
Start Your Application Now
Submit the interest form and a member of the PGF Committee will provide you with one on one support to guide you through the application process.
Contact the PGF via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.