The Basic Needs Initiative at Cal Poly Pomona estimates that students spend about $9 per day on groceries. A gift of $65 would help one Climate Center Scholar pay for about one week of meals and other necessities.
This scholarship will help Lyle Center Climate Justice Scholars minimize the time they spend at part time jobs so they can maximize the time they spend focusing on their studies to support a more climate friendly planet for all. $750 is the equivalent of nearly 70 hours of minimum wage work.
The estimated annual room and board cost for an undergraduate at Cal Poly Pomona is $16,742. A gift at this level would provide a little over a full month of room and board for a Lyle Center Climate Justice Scholar.