Funding & Resources

Ella Grasso Grant

Are you a woman with a cause? The deadline for the Ella Grasso grant has been extended to October 1st! Read below to find out more about this awesome opportunity: Launched in 2011, the Ella T. Grasso Leadership in Action Grant funds young women enrolled full-time at Connecticut colleges and universities to make a difference…

Updates from Wes alums working with Maji Safi Group in Tanzania

We talk a lot on this blog about the work being done by Maji Safi Group, a disease prevention and health promotion project founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11 that empowers communities in rural Tanzania to fight waterborne and water-related diseases.  Maji Safi involves many students and alumni in its work (side note: we recently learned that…

This AshokaU E-Newsletter Has Many Useful Links

Normally we just pick a link or two from the AshokaU E-newsletters to share via this blog, but this edition has so many interesting funding, employment, and other opportunities that we decided to share the whole thing.  Happy reading from your friends at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Center for Community Partnerships!  …

CLASSY Awards Fellowship for Students with a Cause (Applications Due July 31)

This was forwarded to us by alumna changemaker AhDream Smith ’12. Check it out. *************** The CLASSY Awards is the largest awards ceremony of its kind that recognizes the greatest champions of social progress, and with the addition of the Fellowship Program, is now able to highlight young social entrepreneurs making an impact as well.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Hailey Sowden ’15

The first day of summer is coming up and The Middletown Food Project is about to take off. We’ve been planning all through the winter and spring, and it’s finally time to start getting our hands dirty! Here’s some background on the farm and the project: After working for a few years at Long Lane…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Shyam Desai ’15

My flight is finally booked; I’ll be going to The MINDS Foundation’s site at Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (medical school) in Vadodara, Gujarat, India in August! With the help of The MINDS Foundation Program Staff, Lennox Byer ’12 & Mehul Solanki & Raghu Appasani ’12, I have been able to pinpoint a couple of tasks for my…

BWxD Conference in Providence on Sept. 27-29 (3-day passes for only $35!)

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship recommends the Better World By Design conference hosted by Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design on September 27-29, 2013. Discounted tickets are available through July 15. You may apply for a PCSE student enrichment grant to cover your ticket and travel costs. About the conference: Each year,…

Calling All Our Newest Alums! Miller Prize Extension

Hello May ’13 Grads! Deadline Extension: The Miller Family Foundation Prize applications are now due on Sunday, June 16, at 11:59pm. If you have recently accepted an offer from an employer in education or the nonprofit sector, and graduated with Wesleyan need-based financial aid loans, you should consider applying for the Miller Family Foundation Prize. The Miller Prize is…

FSD International // Grants, Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Looking for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities? From the FSD website: “Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues.” You can hop on over to their site for a breakdown; so click here to find…