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Application Information

Applications for the Nichols Humanitarian Fund service awards are now available! The Application Form will be available until November 17th, 2014 at midnight. Updates will also be posted here as they become available.

Eligibility

All currently enrolled Vanderbilt students are eligible to receive assistance from the Fund, provided that they are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. At this time, funding is only available for service projects with a duration of more than two weeks and must occur during the summer academic break. Preference will be given to undergraduate students who have not yet completed their baccalaureate degrees, and students who have yet to receive the award. Financial need is considered, however applications will not be evaluated solely on financial need. Students from all class-years, degree programs, and majors are welcome to apply.

Application Requirements

Applications will be read by a selection committee and evaluated according to the following (1)project organization and feasibility including fiscal practicality,(2) impact on the community being served, (3) expected outcomes both personally and for the community and (4) motivation for pursuing the service experience.  Projects must be service-based, but may focus on any area of work (education, women’s rights, poverty, healthcare, etc).

Students are required to complete and submit the official application form, and to have a letter of recommendation sent to erika.l.larson@vanderbilt.edu.

Application Form: https://forms.vanderbilt.edu/view.php?id=203396

Submit a Letter of Recommendation to Erika Larson.

By email: erika.l.larson@vanderbilt.edu

Or by mail to the following address:

PMB356308
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee
37235-6308

Award Requirements

Upon being granted an award, students are required to submit a photograph of themselves and a brief bio that includes hometown, class year, major or current course of study, and where they will be doing their service project.

After completing the service project, students are required to submit a reflection paper that summarizes their experience, lessons learned and outcomes achieved. The reflection paper is due to erika.l.larson@vanderbilt.edu by August 31st, 2015.