Social Impact Grants support applied learning experiences for students motivated by important questions and issues studied in the curriculum, who connect these engagements with ongoing efforts to solve community issues.
With Social Impact Grants, students have the opportunity to both reflect on social issues and their own agency, and apply what has been learned to practical, "real-world" settings. Approved social impact proposals should model the idea that contributing back to a particular community is an important outcome of education, and that partnering with communities is critical preparation for our own practice of global citizenship.
Social Impact Grants will fund proposals by students that promise meaningful impact for communities and enrichment of life circumstances. Some examples might include: service activities, education and outreach initiatives, sustainable environmental ventures, conference presentations, and/or social justice programs that address community challenges.
Awards range from $500 to $2,000. Proposals should be feasible to implement within these budget guidelines.