Funding for Service

Have a great idea for service, but need some funding? You're in luck! Several departments at Lawrence provide funding for service and internship projects - learn more and apply by April 3, 2020.

Funding for Service and Internships: Students who will have successfully completed at least two terms of academic work at Lawrence University before the start of their proposed project are eligible to apply for Experiential Learning funding. Qualifying students must be available the academic year after their summer of service to present to the LU community; graduating seniors are not eligible. Projects involving travel to countries that have been identified as unsafe by the U.S. Department of state will not be funded. 

Applications for the 2020 Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant are available here!
Due April 6, 2020

Here are additional funding sources that might interest you.

LUCC General Fund

The LUCC General Fund is money set aside by LUCC for individuals, groups, or organizations to use for extracurricular activities. Students must not receive academic credit or honors for this activity. Most organizations apply in the spring of the previous academic year while individuals and groups are free to submit requests at any time. Apply here.

Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant

The Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant (SVOG) is a program designed for students who are interested in exploring work in civic engagement, including: not-for-profit, education, social impact, cultural and political advocacy and the arts through an internship or volunteer opportunity.

Lawrence has developed partnerships with multiple organizations such as Carnegie Hall, KIPP Academy, Bread for the World and others! Also, if you have self-identified an internship or volunteer opportunity in civic engagement as described above, you are eligible to apply for financial support through the SVOG program. To be eligible for the SVOG, you must apply for the Summer Experiential Learning Program.

Deadline for funded internships is April 6, 2020. Apply here.

Alyssa Paul Maria Grant

The Alyssa Paul Maria Grant supports innovative and exciting programming for the Lawrence University campus. Organizations and students that apply for this fund should have creative programming ideas that differ from commonly available opportunities on campus and should benefit Lawrence and Lawrence students. Additional consideration is given to proposals of a social, cultural, and educational nature. Please contact Campus Life with any questions. Applications can be found here.

Humanitarian Grant

The Humanitarian Grant is for students or organizations providing service both on and off campus. The grant is to be used for specific projects or ideas that benefit the community the student/organization will be working with. The applicant will be expected to meet with the LUCC Committee on Community Service and Engagement to approve the application and present the endorsed proposal to the LUCC general council. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until the Friday of 7th week each term (international projects have different deadlines).Apply for the Humanitarian Grant here.

Saturday Night Late Grant

Saturday Night Late is Lawrence's event series that provides students with activities, events, and entertainment on Saturday nights (around 10pm) throughout the term. The Saturday Night Late Grant funds engaging and unique alcohol-free late night events and are administered through the Campus Life Office. Applications are available here.

Environmental Initiative Grant

The Environmental Initiative Grant is for students or student organizations to fund proposals focused on the environment. The grant is administered by LUCC's Environmental Initiatives Committee and proposals should be submitted to this committee. Apply here.

Student Sustainability Fund

The Student Sustainability Fund offers students competitive grants for projects that may consist of research, internships, volunteer or service projects, class projects, or student group initiatives. Applicants must be enrolled during the term of their proposed project. Students must complete an application for funds and identify a faculty or staff advisor to help track the progress of the project. After receiving approval, the student will have one year to complete the stipulations of their proposed project. Proposals will be reviewed by the Sustainability Steering Committee once per term.

Students should apply the term before they plan to execute their project.  Apply for the Student Sustainability Fund.

2019 Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant (SVOG) Recipients

Ishita AgarwalIshita Agarwal '22

Shakti Shalini is a small organisation in Delhi, India that works to curb violence, especially domestic violence, and support the LGBTQIA+ community in India. Ishita will have the opportunity to work with their response mechanism, which strives to support and rehabilitate victims of abuse, as well as their preventive mechanism, which serves to spread awareness and prevent situations of abuse in places that are at increased risk for such situations like slums and orphanages. Ishita will also be creating posters and art as part of their ‘art-ivism’ activism campaign to spread awareness in the general community.


Lexi Angemi '20

Lexi will be working at the Bubolz Nature Preserve assisting their summer camps. She will teach children and the public about the preserve and the environment by leading various outdoor classes.


Past Recipients

Click 2019 SVOG Summary of Projects to learn about previous Summer Experiential Learning Program grant recipients.

Service Funding Opportunities

Click here to view a list of all service funding opportunities available on the Lawrence campus!