The Au Sable Graduate Fellows program is a way for graduate students interested in Christian environmental stewardship to connect with peers within their home university and across other major research universities. Members of the Graduate Fellows program attend major research universities and are recognized by Au Sable as having exceptional abilities, interests, and leadership potential in the area of environmental stewardship. 



Graduate Fellows also have the opportunity to meet regularly for exploration of Christian environmental stewardship topics with an emphasis on integrating Christian environmental stewardship within their field of study.

Annual retreats at the Au Sable Great Lakes Campus encourage group activities and fellowship with Graduate Fellows from other chapters, bringing everyone together for discussion about a variety of environmental topics, presentations on current issues in environmental stewardship, outdoor recreation, and good food.

Au Sable Graduate Fellows receive a fellowship stipend of up to $200 per year for the purchase of books and reference materials on Christian environmental stewardship. Third and fourth year Ph.D. students can also use the stipend to attend conferences on Christian environmental stewardship.

If you are interested in the graduate fellows program consider joining one of our current chapters or if you want to explore the possibility of a graduate fellows group at your university, please contact Rolf Bouma at