Students who seek funding for internships, community service, and community-based research maybe eligible for some of the following sources of support:

  • The Summer Experiential Learning Grant is a program jointly funded and administered by the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research, the Volunteer and Community Service Center, and Career Services.  It provides funding for internship, volunteer, and community service experiences that take place during summer break.  Current year applications are typically available beginning in late January with a due date early in spring term.
  • The Mita Sen Award for Societal Impact is given to a junior whose project has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families, or the community at Lawrence, in the Fox Cities or beyond, through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities.  It is administered by the Office of the Associate Dean of the Faculty.  The application deadline for 2016 is March 16th.
  • The Class of 1965 Student Activity Fund was established to support campus activities that provide an active, constructive and inclusive community beyond those sponsored by the college or the Lawrence University Community Council.  It is administered by the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement.  The application deadline is typically on or around March 1st.
  • The Humanitarian Projects Grant is available to students or student-organizations providing service to the on-campus community, the Appleton community, or the world at large.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at the Volunteer and Community Service Center.


  • If your project relates to your major’s Senior Experience, you may be eligible for funding administered in the 2015-16 academic year by Professor Bob Williams, Associate Dean of the Faculty .
  • The Office of the Provost administers a variety of grants to support student research, activism, and creative work.
  • LUCC sometimes funds projects related to student organizations, community engagement, and environmental responsibility.
  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) may be able to provide modest funding to projects that support OMA’s mission and programs.


If you know about a source of funding for student service projects that does not appear on this list, please let us know about it and we will add it. Good luck with your search for funding!

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