The funds listed below have been given by and in honor of friends of Davidson College and the Center for Civic Engagement who are deeply committed to broadening the scope and resources of service at Davidson.
Bonner Scholars Community Fund (Rolling)
In addition to grants provided by the Center for Civic Engagement, funding for service projects is available through the Bonner Scholars Community Fund. This allocation process is student-run, but the timeline for proposal submission and review is the same as other Center grants. The Community Fund recognizes service projects that benefit the local area. For more information about this separate process, contact Kristin Booher, Director of the Bonner Scholars Program.
Jo Anne Shackelford Memorial Grant (Fall only)
The Davidson College Office Support Staff will award $200 annually for a community service project involving the local community. Applications will be evaluated on the extent to which they embody the spirit of Jo Anne Shackelford - specifically, how they involve and benefit youth.
Stone Fund (Fall and Spring)
This Stone Fund, established in memory of Robert Stone, provides Davidson students with the opportunity to design environmental service projects that combine academic and personal interests. The strongest candidates are those who design a project that synthesizes their various interests and passions into one meaningful, challenging environmental service experience.
Summer Grants (Spring only)
Students interested in applying for summer grants should complete one common application for multiple funding sources, including the Leonard Fund and Class of '89 Grant.
- Leonard Fund
The Leonard Fund is supported by Paul ('62) and Judy Leonard and supports summer service projects proposed by students. Projects range from international service to community research.
- Class of '89 Grant
This scholarship supports any summer-long internship or project that combines a student's personal/academic skills and interests with a service opportunity.
Sunshine Lady Grant (Fall and Spring)
The Sunshine Lady Foundation provides two $10,000 grants to Davidson college each year so that students can author grants in support of a local non-profit agency with which they have a relationship. The mission of the Sunshine Lady Foundation is to invest in programs dedicated to providing opportunities for the advancement of education, well-being and new life choices for disadvantaged people, with special empathy for the working poor and families in crisis. Click here to view the Sunshine Lady Grant process.