Olson Global Service-Learning Match Grants

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 March 9, 2018.

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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 amanda.martin@drake.edu.