Brinson Honors College Student Board of Directors
The Brinson Honors College Student Board of Directors is offering this mini-grant program to support Brinson Honors College student involvement in community engagement and service learning. The proposal deadline rolls from November 13, 2023 through January 19, 2024.
Mini-grant recipients are strongly encouraged to present their project at the Research and Scholarship Conference (Undergraduate Expo) March 20-21, 2024. Mini-grant recipients are required to present their project to the Student Board of Directors no later than the last day of classes during the Spring semester.
STEP 1: Start by forming your team! Proposals must come from teams of students. A team must be 2 to 6 students. Your team must include a majority of Brinson Honors College students but may include non-Brinson Honors College students. Still, team size cannot exceed 6 students.
STEP 2: Next, approach a community partner. You may want to select one that you researched already. Learn about the community partner’s needs. Be mindful of their schedules, their time and how you can best serve them. Find out what skills you might gain while meeting their needs.
STEP 3: Then, create your proposal. Elements of the proposal should include:
STEP 4: Share your proposal with your community partner. Modify as needed.
If you email it, look for an email confirmation that it was received. If you do not get a confirmation within 24 hours, contact the Brinson Honors College Office. ONLY ONE PERSON on the team needs to submit the proposal, on behalf of the whole team.
Your proposal will be reviewed by a committee of students from The Brinson Honors College Student Board of Directors and faculty and staff from The Brinson Honors College.
Funding notifications will be sent via email to the lead group contact. Group members that are funded must attend a brief orientation meeting to learn how to access the funding prior to beginning the project. Student teams will also be asked to write a brief report about their project and email to email@example.com with the subject line Mini-Grant Proposal Report no later than April 21, 2023.
UPON PROJECT COMPLETION
Projects that are funded through the mini-grant program are encouraged to present their work at a special showcase at the Research and Scholarship Conference (Undergraduate Expo) March 20-21, 2024. First-year Brinson Honors College students who present will be considered for a community service award, sponsored by the Brinson Honors College Student Board of Directors’ Community Service Committee. Mini-grant recipients are required to present their project to the Student Board of Directors no later than the last day of classes during Spring semester. The presentation will include learning goals, project success, images, and information included in Step 3.
RESOURCES & TIPS
There will be four quarterly meetings with the co-chairs of the community service committee to discuss the progress of the project. The first meeting will be an email. The second email will be an in-person meeting. The third meeting will be another email. The fourth meeting will be the preparation and review of the presentation that will be presented to the board of directors. If needed, reach out to the firstname.lastname@example.org email. Also, feel free to reach out to your honors college advisor.
Statement of the project’s goals must be written in terms of student learning goals (what you will learn, achieve, or accomplish); and goals for the organization.
At the end of the experience, student goals are to be able to:
1) Describe the inner-workings of a non-profit organization.
2) Appraise relevant information to include in an employment manual.
3) Our group will create an employee manual for the Good Stuff, Inc. non-profit organization. The manual will include organization policies and procedures, employment class and compensation, performance evaluation protocols, employee benefits, rules of conduct and grievance procedures.
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The timeline should indicate the duration of the project (start and end) as well as the specific dates of activity or schedule of activities.
The project will start on January 22 and end February 26, 2023. We estimate 4 hours of work every other weekend during this time period. We will be working with the partner organization once a week for 4 weeks.