Summer Grants

TWO SUMMER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE

MATTSON SUMMER EXPERIENCE FUND


DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE

Meet Kathryn Davis's challenge, and your project could receive $10,000.


Kathryn Wasserman Davis turned 100 in February of 2007, and she decided to donate $1 million to American undergraduate students so that their grassroots summer projects could spread a mindset of peace throughout the United States and the world. This year, Dr. Davis' estate has again committed $1 million for use this summer, and you can apply for part of this money!


To be eligible:

  • Applicants should be a current undergraduate student (or group of students) at Gettysburg College.
  • All projects MUST be completed during the summer of 2020.
  • Graduating seniors ARE eligible if they plan to complete their projects during the summer of 2020.
  • It is up to interested students to define what a "project for peace" might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S.
  • Davis funding will be limited to $10,000, but projects can apply for and receive funding from other organizations in addition to their Davis funding.


To apply:

  • A student (or group of Gettysburg College students) must prepare a written statement that describes the project (who, what, where, how), including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page).
  • Consult with a CPS staff member once a draft is written. Must be completed by January 6, 2020, one week in advance of the final due date.
  • Proposals should include pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project.
  • The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted via email to thoff@gettysburg.edu by Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4pm.
  • All communication about applications and proposed projects should be directed to Gretchen Natter (gnatter@gettysburg.edu) or Jeff Rioux (jrioux@gettysburg.edu)..


MATTSON SUMMER EXPERIENCE FUND

Develop an innovative social justice project and you could receive a $3,000 grant!


Established in honor of Rev. Karl J. Mattson, founding director of the Center for Public Service, the Mattson Fund seeks to support innovative social justice projects developed by Gettysburg College students.


To be eligible:

  • Applicants should be a current undergraduate student (or group of students) at Gettysburg College.
  • All projects MUST be completed during the summer of 2020.
  • Graduating seniors ARE eligible if they plan to complete their projects during the summer of 2020.
  • It is up to interested students to define what an "social justice project" might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S.
  • Mattson funding will be limited to $3,000, but projects can apply for and receive funding from other organizations in addition to their Mattson funding.


To apply:

  • A student (or group of Gettysburg College students) must prepare a written statement that describes the project (who, what, where, how), including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page).
  • Proposals should include pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project.
  • Consult with a CPS staff member once a draft is written. Must be completed by January 6, 2020, one week in advance of the final due date.
  • The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted via email to thoff@gettysburg.edu by Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4pm.
  • All communication about applications and proposed projects should be directed to Gretchen Natter (gnatter@gettysburg.edu) or Jeff Rioux (jrioux@gettysburg.edu).