Alumni Association Grants
The Alumni Association offers grants to student organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, or other members of the University community who support current student programs, student organization initiatives, Alumni Association initiatives, and/or student and alumni athletics. Since launching the program in 2007, the Alumni Association has awarded 354 grants totaling more than $506,000. Awards in the fall of 2019 totaled more than $20,000. 1,600+ members of the campus community will be engaged through the 16 projects that were funded in the most recent cycle.
The Spring 2020 Application Cycle has opened! Applications will be accepted February 13 – March 13, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. Please find the application materials below.
Questions? Please reach out to Alyra Donisvitch at 413-782-1311 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investing in Education and Campus Life
Spring 2020 Call for Applications
The Western New England University Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the call for applications for the spring 2020 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 $506,000 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 email@example.com.
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.
Eligible programs must occur April 10, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
Certain expenses are ineligible for funding, including travel, lodging, and per diems/individual meals.
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.
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 2019-2020 Grants Committee:
Kevin McKiernan G’97, Chair
Alison Castellano ’03, Immediate Past Chair
Danielle Bailey '93
Christine Galinski ’13/PharmD’15
Krystal Kolesnik ’06
Matt LaCoille ’16
Amy Lewis ’88/G’00
Austin Provost ’14/L’17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.