Wayfinder Society Student Mini Grants 2024 (Up to $15000 Grant)

These small grants are offered to students who need financial assistance for their individual education, school, and community initiatives, internships, networking events, and other endeavors related to combating the plastic crisis.

Wayfinder Society Student Mini Grants

The grants range in value from $300 to $2000 and must be used towards educational pursuits, projects, or activities focused on addressing the plastic issue. If you are chosen as a grant recipient, you will be required to provide a report at the end of the grant period detailing your achievements. It’s important to note that these grants are not loans, meaning you do not have to repay the money.


  • In the year 2024, a sum of $15,000 USD will be granted to recipients of this program.
  • Each champion will be showcased on vvv’s social media platforms and have the chance to contribute to a blog post on the Wayfinder Society website.

Eligibility Requirement

To be eligible to apply for a Wayfinder Society Student Mini-Grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 11-25 at the time of the application deadline.
  • Have an individual account on Wayfinder Society or a student account through your teacher.
  • Complete two actions: watching the film “The Story of Plastic” and completing the system mapping activity. Instructions and a form can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ending plastic pollution in your classroom, school, community, or beyond.
  • Student Mini-Grants are available to applicants from anywhere in the world.

Application Timeline

  • Start applying on January 15th, 2024
  • Submit your application by 5:00 pm PT on April 15th, 2024
  • Find out if you’ve won on May 1st, 2024
  • potential applicants may be contacted for a phone or video interview with judges.

Application Process

Visit the official website of Wayfinder Society Student Mini Grants  for additional information.

Application Deadline

April 15th, 2024.

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