Looking for funding for summer 2015? Learn about the Davis Projects for Peace, PCSE Seed Grants, and WSEG’s

Attention undergraduate students — We know you just finished getting settled in for fall semester, and although you have plenty of time before you have to start thinking about summer, we wanted to get a few Wesleyan funding opportunities on your radar.

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) Seed Grant Challenge
The PCSE offers three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. This grant is awarded in a two-stage competition format, and winners are selected from a pool of finalists who submit written business/organizational plans and participate in a public pitch session with a panel of expert judges. Applicants are assessed on project design, leadership qualities, and potential for social impact. The deadline for summer 2015 project applications will be in January 2015. Read more on the PCSE website, and stay tuned for announcements about information sessions later this fall.

Davis Projects for Peace
Wesleyan is pleased to be a participating member of Projects for Peace, a program that honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a noted philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Wesleyan, will receive $10,000 in funding to initiate projects anywhere in the world during a single summer (June-August). The deadline for summer 2015 project applications will be in January 2015. Read about past Davis winners, email the Patricelli Center with questions, and stay tuned for announcements about information sessions later this fall.

Wesleyan Summer Experience Grants
Rising juniors and seniors receiving need-based financial aid are eligible to apply for WSEG’s of up to $4000 for all types of summer experiences. Several of these grants are earmarked for students doing civic engagement or social impact work, including four internship grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Career Center staff are available to help identify resources for finding meaningful summer experiences. Learn more on the Career Center’s website, and stay tuned for announcements about information sessions.

To learn about other funding sources — for summer or otherwise — visit the PCSE Resource Center’s “Get Funded” section, brainstorm with the PCSE Peer Advisors, or visit the Patricelli Center today.

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