An undergraduate student government fund launched a pilot program in mid-January that will fund students focusing on sustainability on campus.
The pilot student support fund will give up to $300 in either UCLA Store gift cards or honorarium payments to individual students who are working in unpaid sustainability work at UCLA, said Sachi Cooper, the Undergraduate Students Association Council facilities commissioner and the committee chair for The Green Initiative Fund.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for student workers to balance their studies and their jobs, a UCLA study found.
Student workers experienced educational, financial and mental health hardships balancing their academic and work responsibilities, according to a September study from the Workers and Learners project at the UCLA Labor Center.
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