Students- Summer Grants
HARWARD SUMMER STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS, which are funded through the Vincent Mulford Fund, the Class of 2000 Fund, and the Harward Center, provide support for community-engaged learning projects.
Students interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to meet with the Harward Center staff to discuss the application process. Working with a supervisor at a service agency site, the student designs an eight- to ten-week project, outlines job responsibilities, and identifies some of the social and/or environmental issues that the work will address. Grant applications must include a written endorsement from both the host agency and a faculty member. Students are encouraged to develop projects that address wide-ranging social or environmental issues while having a local impact. $3200 is awarded for a minimum of eight weeks of full-time work. These grants are highly competitive. For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
SUMMER COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide federal work-study funds for summer community-engaged learning projects. These projects may be primarily socially or environmentally focused. Funds are available on a competitive basis. Students can design projects in non-profit agencies or apply for jobs already listed for local organizations. Funds can be used locally or in other parts of the country with preference being given to local projects. Students MUST qualify for federal work-study funds in both the current academic year and the following academic year. Compensation is at a rate of $10/hour and students can earn up to $3700 for the summer. Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings. Applicants must also submit a strong letter of support from the agency supervisor and from a faculty member. Summer work cannot begin until June 1st. For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
Click here to download a tip sheet on writing a summer grant proposal.