2017-2018 Olson Global Service-Learning Match Grants
Olson Global Service-Learning Match Grants are now available for projects taking place Spring 2018 or May-Term 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 16, 2018.
Match grants will be awarded to student global service-learning projects with faculty/staff support where funds or in kind donations have been appropriated or raised but where additional funds would be beneficial. The Olson Global Service-Learning match grant funds are designated to enhance global service-learning projects by providing additional funds that would otherwise not be accessible. Global service-learning at Drake is defined as the intersection of service-learning, immersion in global contexts, and intercultural education.
Examples of projects:
Your class or organization is collecting books for a local refugee organization to donate for the holidays. You have already collected 100 books with a value of $500 but would like to purchase 100 more for $500.
Your class developed a public health program abroad to educate the public on oral hygiene and are providing the participants with a hygiene kit. You have received donations of toothbrushes and other items totaling over $500, but you need an additional $500 to purchase toothpaste and floss.
- Funds or in-kind donations of at least $500 must have already been raised
- Projects must have a strong global service-learning emphasis
- Student applicants must have demonstrated faculty/staff support
Two grants of $500 will be awarded this academic year. Please note that we are NOT able to reimburse for individual’s mileage or personal costs.
Questions: Contact Amanda Martin, Community Engaged Learning Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.