Apply for student activity grants until Jan. 19

January 10, 2007

Foundation Activity Grants are offered by The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors and administered by the Provost's Academic Grants office. The program supports the projects of individual students, student teams, and student-faculty teams.

Activity Grant projects are usually carried out in conjunction with academic programs and all projects must have at least one faculty sponsor.

Academic Grants staff will offer a workshop with tips for writing Activity Grant proposals on Thursday, Jan. 11 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Both sessions are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Seminar II B1107.

From the program's inception, it has supported a variety of efforts, including theatrical productions, art projects and exhibitions, scientific research, video and film productions, implementation of sustainable agricultural practices, student literary magazines and expenses for students to attend professional conferences and present their work.

Recently, the Board of Governors approved changes to the Activity Grant program and nearly doubled its annual funding for 2006-07, to a total of $20,000. The board also raised the maximum award per student to $1,000 and made adjustments to the selection criteria. The Foundation can award about 7 to 10 students each fall, winter and spring quarter, so considerable competition is expected. Activity grant funding is provided by private giving to the college.

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