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Student Mini Grants – Get funding for your projects and education!

Student Mini Grants – Get funding for your projects and education!

The Wayfinder Society introduces an incredible opportunity for students committed to addressing the plastic crisis – the Student Mini-Grants Program. Designed to provide financial support for personal education, school and community projects, internships, and networking events related to plastic pollution, this initiative aims to empower young change-makers worldwide.

Program Details

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024, 5 pm PT
  • Total Grant Pool: $15,000 USD

What’s a Mini-Grant?

Mini-grants, ranging from $300 to $2000, are dedicated to supporting educational pursuits, projects, or efforts connected to addressing the plastic problem. Unlike loans, this funding is a grant, allowing recipients to keep the awarded amount without repayment.

How to Apply

  1. Create a Wayfinder Society individual or student account.
  2. Complete two essential Actions: Watch “The Story of Plastic” film and engage in “The Story of Plastic” system mapping.
  3. Submit your application by April 15th, 2024.


  • Age 11-25 on the application deadline.
  • Completed required Wayfinder Society online program Actions.
  • Dedication to ending plastic pollution.

Selection Criteria

Judges will evaluate applicants based on program participation, commitment to addressing plastic pollution, and the impact of their work. The application process includes explaining one’s involvement, showcasing what has been learned, detailing actions taken, and providing plans for fund utilization.

Grant Utilization Examples

  • Covering educational expenses.
  • Supporting community projects.
  • Funding internships or conferences.
  • Initiating awareness campaigns.

Additional Information

Applicants will be considered for additional recognition, including social media coverage on Algalita’s channels and the opportunity to contribute to a blog post on the Wayfinder Society website.

For inquiries or assistance, contact the Wayfinder Society team. We encourage aspiring changemakers globally to apply and contribute to the collective effort to make plastic pollution a thing of the past.

Note: All information provided here is subject to change, and applicants are advised to verify details with the Wayfinder Society.