Schmutz Mini Grants-Request for Proposals Due-December 19th! Apply Today!

Schmutz Student Engagement Mini Grants: awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be made annually to support undergraduate student-led Chester-focused projects developed in collaboration with a Chester community partner to meet community needs; projects must be supervised by a faculty or administrative staff mentor; with the agreement of a supervising faculty member, the project may be pursued for academic credit as an independent study;  applications must include a project proposal and associated budget; projects are potentially renewable.

Application process – Any undergraduate student is eligible for apply for support for a project in Chester that has been collaboratively developed with a community partner and for which a faculty or administrative staff member has agreed to serve as supervisor.  The application should include a description of the project, including its objectives, a timeline for its completion, and the amount of funding being sought (up to a maximum of $1,000) and its intended use.  The application should also include statements of support from the community partner and from the project supervisor.  Applications are due by December 19th, with an announcement of awards made in January 2017.  Applications will be reviewed by committee. Please submit all application materials electronically to Gretchen Mielke, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at


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