Student Grants

The Alumni Association Student Grants program for 2021-2022 has closed. The 2022-2023 grant season will open in September 2022.

The Alumni Association’s Student Grants Program provides funding opportunities for student groups and programs that enhance student experiences. The grant program aims to enhance student life and foster positive relationships between the university and the local community by encouraging students to create volunteer community service projects or to design ventures within existing organizations.

Who can apply for a Student Grant?

To apply for a grant from the Alumni Association you must:

  • Be organizing a project, event, volunteer effort, etc. that promotes student involvement
  • Be part of a group. Projects that involve only one student are not eligible to receive funding. (You do not have to be part of an official student organization to apply for a grant).
  • Be a Hopkins student. Students from any of the nine schools may apply. Seniors can apply on behalf of their group. A non-graduating member of the group will need to fill out the final report.
  • Projects, events, or volunteer efforts held during the summer are eligible for grants.
  • Have a faculty/staff monitor with a Hopkins affiliation

Requirements for a successful Student Grant application:

  • The submitting group must be an Organized Student Group, that is, it must have a faculty/staff member willing to serve as a project monitor.
  • The Organized Student Group's proposed program must link to one or more Alumni Association goals:
    • Enhance academics
    • Enhance extracurricular activities
    • Enhance student life
    • Enhance community service
  • Applicants may not request more than $1,500.
  • The Organized Student Group’s proposed project must be a volunteer activity. A project that is a required part of the curriculum and/or is receiving academic credit is NOT eligible for funding. Likewise, a project for which participating students will receive wages, salaries, or a stipend is NOT eligible for funding.
  • The submitting group must agree to acknowledge the Alumni Association on all material at the proposed event (please see application for specific recognition guidelines) .
  • The submitting group must agree to provide a final progress report late in the Spring semester (please see application for specific deadline requirements).

The Application Process

The last day to submit applications for the current cycle normally falls during the third week of October.

To help you plan for the application cycle, below are some resources:

Application Checklist

Application Questions

Mission Statement

Recorded Information Session with FAQs

Judging Rubric

Student Grants Information Session Power Point

Download Budget Template below:

For additional information or questions, please contact us.