Ford School students named 2023 Dow Sustainability Fellows

February 5, 2023

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, administered by the Graham Sustainability Institute, will award over $800,000 in tuition and project funding in 2023. The funds will support more than 40 outstanding graduate students from ten University of Michigan (U-M) schools, colleges, and units, including two large student projects funded by Dow Distinguished Awards. Five of those students are from the Ford School. 

Each Dow Sustainability Fellow will receive a $20,000 stipend, along with supplementary project funding, sustainability professional development opportunities, and practical experience working on a team with an external organizational partner. 

Since the Program’s inception, over $12 million has been awarded in tuition support, with five schools receiving more than $1 million each. Now in its eleventh cycle, the Fellows Program is designed to support the next generation of sustainability leaders in business, government, and nonprofits by promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative engagement. Fellows are selected through a competitive process from a pool of applicants nominated by their academic units. This cohort will participate in the program through December 2023.

The Ford School students, all MPP '24, are: Riya Cherian, Charles Collins, Audrey Dombro, Jared Mandelbaum (dual degree with SEAS), Yuer Wang (dual degree with SEAS).