Helen Powers Research and Project Grants


The Helen Powers Program in Business of Warren Wilson College is pleased to announce the availability of research and project grants. These grants support student research or projects up to the amount of $800.00 per project.

Purpose and Eligibility: The Research and Project Grant is designed to assist students in starting new ventures, conducting interesting research, or managing special projects that embody the spirit and principles of the Department and Warren Wilson College. To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing and have a declared major in Sustainable Business. 


Preference for awards will be based on the following criteria:

Examples of projects eligible for funding include:


Application Procedures: To apply submit the following to the Department Chair


Additional Information to Include with Application: In addition to the information listed above, please submit or have the following submitted by the application deadline:

  1. Have one faculty member and one crew supervisor write you a recommendation that addresses "your dedication and ability to make things happen."
  2. A copy of your transcripts (for at least two years, prior schools if you have only been at Warren Wilson College for one year).
  3. A copy of your resume
  4. Evidence of 'good standing' in academics, work and service.


The deadline for this application is the Tuesday before October and March breaks.

Please submit all application materials electronically to:

John Barry

Sustainable Business Department