Students and community partners connected to an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the current semester. These grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. These grants must be submitted with both a student and community partner signature. Past partnership grants included printing and materials to create a recipe book for a community cooking class, support for focus groups assessing a community-based health care program and funding for a community festival. Apply now.
Global Service-Learning Travel Award
The J. Desai Global Service-Learning Award was established in 2007 and is made possible by the contribution of Jatin Desai who has established a permanent endowment for this purpose. The funds are to be used to defray travel costs for participants of APPLES programs who are extending their work with communities abroad. Two $500 awards are given to two recipients each year. Award recipients must be an undergraduate student, have a current or previous APPLES experience, maintain a 3.3 GPA. Recipients are expected to submit a two-page reflection paper upon their return. This paper will highlight the recipient’s personal experience as well as offer recommendations for improvements in future program development. Please check back for application dates.
Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grants
Grants up to $500 are awarded every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching a APPLES service-learning courses. Applications are received and accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen the learning within the course. Past course enhancement grants provided additional funds for a local radio program connected to a course, funding for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and support to attend an international conference featuring service-learning pedagogy. Apply now.
Graduate Student Service-Learning Course Development Grants
In an effort to cultivate service-learning pedagogy in future faculty, APPLES and The Graduate School are collaborating to offer course development grants exclusively to graduate students. Application is open to any UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student who serves as an instructor of undergraduate courses in Academic or Health Affairs. Current Ueltschi grant recipients are not eligible to apply. Interested students should complete the Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grant application. Please check back for 2014 application information.