Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to enhance existing programs related to student activities. Any student program that is recognized by the university and has a faculty/administrative sponsor may apply as well as groups of students wanting to form an organization. The proposal may be for an existing activity or a new activity. Priority will be given to proposals which maximize student involvement and have a strong service element included. Proposals should enhance student growth academically, spiritually, socially, or physically. NOTE: For projects of a purely academic nature, please refer your faculty sponsor to the Henry Grants administered by Academic Affairs
Preference will be given to proposals demonstrating a servant-leadership emphasis or projects that are entrepreneurial and creative in character.
Proposals must be submitted by a student under the sponsorship of an administrator of faculty member.
Proposals must be submitted to the director of the Elrod Center for Family and Community by noon on Friday of the third week of classes EACH semester. The committee will review applications and notify awardees within one week.
Grants will be awarded in any amount, with the average award being $250. Preference will be given to non-repetitive grants. If not enough quality grant applications are received, not all available funds will be distributed and the money will be invested.
Grant proposals should be only one page long and include the goal, a description of the activity, and itemized budget (including funds for the activity from other sources, if any), the manner in which the activity will be enhanced by the grant, the proposed service element and the proposed benefits to the students.
Unused or surplus portions of the awarded grant money must be returned for reallocation to future projects.
A one-page evaluation report of the completed project will be submitted to the committee upon completion of the activity. The report must be given to the director of the Elrod Center for Family and Community by the end of the semester for which the award was given. Failure to submit a grant report will result in that organization being disqualified from applying for future grants.
Funds will be made available immediately following the awards announcement.