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We have compiled a list of funding opportunities for service activities. Click on the name of the Organization for a link to their website for more information.

CAPAL Community Action Award

  • Amount – $2,000.
  • Target Group – Asian Pacific American Students

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will award two scholarships to outstanding students committed to public service and community action. CAPAL’s scholarships have enabled promising students with leadership potential pursue public service internships in Washington DC, while learning how to influence public policy decisions that affects their communities. CAPAL Scholars are awarded $2,000 each for the successful completion of a summer internship of their choice, as well as the development of a Community Action Plan.

Giving Soul

  • Amount – $250
  • Target – Anyone with 2.0 GPA or higher.

Ingram Scholarship Program

  • Amount – Tuition and Stipend
  • Target – Freshmen and Sophomores

Ingram Scholars receive full-tuition support each year plus stipends for special summer service projects. Scholars are required to maintain a twenty-hour monthly service commitment and to complete at least one, but no more than two, summer service projects. Summer support is also available for students to work closely with a faculty member on a research/service project. Ingram Scholars meet weekly in large and small groups to discuss individual and collective progress, and to reflect on the personal meaning and societal implications of service.

JW Saxe Memorial Fund for Public Service

  • Amount – $2,000
  • Target – College/University students

Students must be involved in public service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given to applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.

The James M. and Virginia M. Smith Scholarship Fund

  • Amount – $2,000
  • Target – Students with 3.0 GPA or higher.

Students must demonstrate financial need, be pursuing a degree in arts and sciences, human services, music or ministry and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America (LIV Fund)

  • Amount – $500
  • Target – Anyone of 18+ years

Specifically for travel to Latin American countries, including Ecuador.

Michael B. Keegan Travelling Fellowship

  • Target – Graduating VU Senior

The Michael B. Keegan Fellowship enhances the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. The program provides the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about which the student is impassioned, and to do so in the context of daily life in a global scenario.

Pearson Prize for Higher Education

  • Amount – $5,000 – $10,000
  • Target – College/university students

Award for students who have completed at least one year of college and have demonstrated leadership in community service during that time.

Princeton in Latin America

  • Target – Young alumni and graduating¬†seniors; One year commitment

PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni who are seeking service opportunities abroad, we rarely consider applications from applicants older than the Class of 2007.

Princeton in Asia

  • Target – Graduates and graduating seniors; One Year commitment

PiA offers year long, service-oriented fellowships in 18 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.




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