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The Center for Work and Service provides a variety of funding opportunities for Wellesley College students and groups for service internships, programs, and projects.
|CWS Quick Fix Grant||Small grants of up to $300 for individuals and up to $600 for groups to cover short-term service projects that could not be anticipated far enough in advance to request SOFC funding.||Individuals or Service Groups. Other limitations apply. For more information, visit MyCWS.||
Grants awarded throughout Fall and Spring semester. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and are due on the 15 of each month (or the nearest business day) at NOON EST.
April 15 grant application: Due April 15, 2016
MyCWS Schedule #1609
|Federal Work-Study and Service||Allows students receiving federal work-study funds to work at an area nonprofit organization.||Students awarded federal work-study.||Reviewed every other week during the academic year||Go to Federal Work-Study page for more information and to access the applications.||Varies. Students average 10-12 hours of work per week.|
|Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service-Learning||Funded internships, in the Greater Boston Area, with organizations identified by the CWS. Students attend a weekly service-learning seminar and live together in housing sponsored by the CWS.||Open to sophomores only (individual)||Due Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at NOON EST||
Apply via MyCWS Schedule #1588
|May 31, 2016 - August 5, 2016|
|Wellesley Serves! Grants||Designed to foster the "spirit of volunteerism", this grant supports full-time student opportunities over the summer at nonprofit organizations that address a social or economic need.||Open to first-years, juniors and seniors only (individual). Priority will be given to students applying to fund internships in the United States.||Deadline: March 1, 2016 12:00PM EST||
Apply via MyCWS
|10 weeks during the summer, 350 hour internship (exact dates may vary).|
|Provides funding to support short-term service projects during Wintersession. Awards typically range from $500-$750.||All students. Priority will be given to students applying to fund service trips in the United States.||Due 10.23.15 at NOON EST||
October 2015 grant application: MyCWS schedule #1433. Applications will be available via MyCWS in early October.
|CWS Travel Grants: Spring Break||Provides funding to support short-term service projects during Spring break. Awards typically range from $500-$750.||All students. Priority will be given to students applying to fund service trips in the United States.||Application due February 11, 2016 at NOON EST||
MyCWS Schedule #1606
|5-10 days during Wellesley's 2015 Spring Break|
|CWS Travel Grants: Summer||Provides funding to support short-term service projects during Summer break. Awards typically range from $500-$750.||All first-years, sophomores and juniors. Priority will be given to students applying to fund service trips in the United States.||Application due April 1, 2016 at NOON EST||
MyCWS Schedule #1610
|Varies, but project must take place during 2015 summer|
|Katharine Timberman Wright Award: “Venture Capital for Volunteers”||Supports and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit in service. The award is given to a project that is a creative response by Wellesley College students to perceived social needs both on and off campus. Awards can be up to $750.||Service projects involving ten (10) or more students.||Application Due March 11, 2016 at NOON EST||
MyCWS schedule #1612. Applications will be available via MyCWS in late February.
|Beha Community Engagement Grant||
Provides funding to support short-term, civic-engagement service projects. Small one-time grants of up to $300 for individuals and up to $600 for groups.
Preference will be given to projects relating to art and architecture.
All full-time students and Davis Scholars currently enrolled in classes on the Wellesley college campus (Individuals or groups)
|Application Due March 11, 2016 at NOON EST||
March 2016 grant application: MyCWS schedule #1611. Applications will be available via MyCWS in late February.