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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Service-Learning Grants




Service-Learning Student Intern Grant:

Amount: $960 (max: $480 per semester)

Number Available: 1

Description:

This grant allows qualified juniors or seniors to spend a semester or a full year being mentored by a faculty member who offers a significant service-learning course.  Scholar intern proposals may be included as part of another grant proposal or may be submitted independently. This grant maybe used in the assistance of faculty with integration of service-learning to course curriculum, to pursue service-learning conferences under the supervision of a faculty member, or to cover costs incurred by transportation and facilitation of individual service-learning programs. The activities undertaken by a student intern will vary according to the needs of the project but the time commitment of the intern should not exceed 60 hours.


Application:

  • A statement written by the professor describing his or her service-learning project, the activities to be undertaken by the student, and the mentoring to be provided by the professor. (Faculty members requesting the same student for an additional year must submit new rationale).
  • A statement from the student indicating what he/she hopes to gain from the experience, endorsed with the professor’s signature.


Criteria Used for Selection:

The Service-Learning Student Intern Grant will be selected based on the potential benefit to the student, to the sponsoring faculty member, and to service-learning.

 



Service-Learning Faculty Grant:

Amount: $1000

Number Available: 2

Description:

This grant is designed to encourage faculty to integrate service-learning into courses. Therefore, the grant can be used for faculty scholarship in the area of service-learning, integration of service-learning into existing coursework, transportation for service-learning opportunities, or to assist in the creation of relevant service-learning programs or discussion groups.


Application:

The application must include:

  • A cover page (including applicant’s name, category of grant requested, a one-sentence description of the proposed project, the total dollar amount requested, and a list of internal grants received by the applicant in the past three years).
  • A clear rationale for including service-learning into the course.
  • A draft syllabus reflecting the service-learning integration.
  • A budget.


The Scholarship and Development Committee will evaluate the proposals and award the grants assisted by evaluative comments from the Director of the Agape Center for Service and Learning


Criteria Used for Selection:

  • Degree to which service-learning will contribute to the learning objectives for the course.
  • Identification of appropriate service activities.
  • Frequency of the course offering and/or number of students likely to participate.
  • Potential for disseminating the experience.
  • Amount of new preparation required on the part of the faculty member.
  • Successful completion of previously awarded internal grant projects.

 

Click HERE for the Internal Grants Program Information Sheet.


 

* Faculty may apply for either grant or both grants

**If two grants are awarded the maximum amount becomes $1000 for each candidate chosen