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Alumni Association Grants

The Alumni Association Grants Program offers grants to alumni or members of the University community that support current student programs, student organization initiatives, Alumni Association initiatives, and student and alumni athletics. Since launching the program in 2007, the Alumni Association has awarded 305 grants totaling more than $445,000. Awards in the spring of 2018 totaled more than $19,000. 5,000+ members of the campus community will be engaged through the 14 projects that have been funded. 
Learn more about the spring 2018 grant recipients

Applications accepted now through November 16, 2018. Please be aware that the procedures have changed from prior years. Download the application materials below, and submit your application today!

Call for Applications | Application Form | Budget Worksheet | Grants Video Training (required)

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  • Fall 2018 Call for Applications

    The Western New England University Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fall 2018 Alumni Association Grants. The purpose of this initiative is to offer funding to students, alumni, and members of the University community that support student programs, student organization initiatives, Alumni Association initiatives, and/or student and alumni athletics. Over the past eleven years, the Alumni Association has awarded more than $445,000 through hundreds of grants, and we are thrilled to be able to support the University community in this way. To learn more about the Grants Program, please contact Alumni Relations at alumwne@wne.edu.

    Download the fall 2018 Application
  • Grant Program Details

    Details of the program are as follows:

    Applicant(s) must be an alumnus or alumna, student, staff, or faculty member of the Western New England University community.

    The proposed project must follow and be related to the stated purpose of the Grants Program as stated above. The Alumni Association funds projects in the $500 - $2,500 range. Awarding of funds and the amount of the award is at the discretion of the Grants Committee.

    Applications must be submitted online or must be type-written.

    Applicants selected for final review may be required to meet with the Grants Committee to discuss the merits of their proposals.

    Grant recipients are required to provide a final report to the Alumni Association Board of Directors detailing the success of the project funded and its impact on the University, students or alumni.

  • Support the Grants Program

    Alumni Association Grants are funded by income from the Alumni Association’s Liberty Mutual Western New England University Group Savings Program, as well as the Amazon Smile Program. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at alumwne@wne.edu.

  • Meet the Grants Committee

    The Grants Committee is chaired by the Vice President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Members are appointed to the committee and serve for a three-year term.

    Thank you to the 2018-2019 Grants Committee:
    Kevin McKiernan G’97, Chair 
    Alison Castellano ’03, Immediate Past Chair
    Krystal Kolesnik ’06
    Matt LaCoille ’16
    Amy Lewis ’88/G’00
    Austin Provost L’17
    Jennie Quinn L’13