Student Grants

The Alumni Association Student Grants program 2020 - 2021 cycle is open September 15th - October 18th. Please note that only the first 150 applications will be accepted this year. 

Please use this link to download important documents that will help with your application. 

Included are: 

  • A checklist to help you prepare to apply 
  • A copy of all the questions in the grants portal to help you see what you’ll need 
  • The judging rubric our judges use to assess grant applications 
  • The required budget template for your application (also available within the application) 
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Additionally, please take a look at the recording from our zoom information session for FAQs and insight from the staff and alumni who run the program.

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 are eligible for grants during the summer immediately following graduation.
  • 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 Grant Application Portal is open September 15th – October 18th! 

Please use this link to download important documents that will help with your application. 

Apply Now

Additionally, please take a look at the recording from our zoom information session for FAQs and insight from the staff and alumni who run the program.

We will be judging in the weeks after the application portal closes and winners will be announced by mid November.  

For additional information or questions, please contact us.

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