Applying for Funding

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Individual Georgia Tech students may submit proposals for leadership grants year-round for funding from the Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership. Student Organizations are not eligible to apply, but should submit applications under the Parent Fund Grant application section below. The Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership seeks to support students that are in need of “top off” funding to assist them in academic and professional growth experiences.  Grants of no more than $300 will be awarded to individual students based on their needs and the scope of the activity.  The activity must be related to the following:

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Professional Development

Process and Guidelines

These funds will be allocated by the Parents Fund Coordinator and Student Engagement.    The following general guidelines will be used to determine which proposals should receive support, these questions must be answered fully in order to be considered:

  • Why is this activity important to you? 
  • Why is it necessary for you to receive a grant from the Parents Fund in order to participate in the activity?           
  • Please describe how it promotes leadership, education and/or professional development.      

All proposals must be submitted online via this link: Student Grant Application          

After answering the required questions on the electronic form, please upload a one-page document that answers the three questions noted above and a detailed budget justifying the amount requested.

Should you be awarded funding from the Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership, please note that the following will be required:

1. Submission of a one-page Post-Event Report/Program Summary within 4 weeks of the event’s completion. Please see attached Post-Event Report/Program Summary requirements and submission details.

2. Thank you note written to donors to the Parents Fund for Student Life.  This note may be included in social media, Parent E-news and other communication and media outlets.

Post-Event Report/Program Summary

As part of this funding approval, a post-event summary is required in order to be eligible for funding again in the future.  This report is necessary to steward donors and seek additional funds from parents and others. Post-Event Reports/Program Summaries will include the following should be submitted online to the Post Event Summary no later than 4 weeks after the event:

  • Contact Information (Contact Name, Phone Number, Email, Campus Mail Code)'
  • Description of the Project (What was the activity? Where was it? When was it? (Time & Date))
  • Project Impact/Benefits (Describe your experience. How did you benefit from the activity both professionally and personally?)
  • Additional supplementary information Project Impact/Benefits (if available) (Any photos from the event (high-resolution & digital preferred) Video from the event (digital))

 

 

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Proposals are now being accepted for funding from the Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership. The Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership seeks to support programming that demonstrates the following:

  • Campus connectivity and student traditions
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Awareness and Diversity
  • Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles

This Fund should not be looked at as merely another method of funding traditional programs.  Instead, the community should see it as an impetus to devise, develop, and sustain innovative, high-impact projects for the benefit of Georgia Tech’s students, even if at significant financial cost. 

Process and Guidelines

These funds will be allocated by the Georgia Tech Parents Board.  The following general guidelines will be used by the board to determine which proposals should receive support, these questions must be answered fully in order to be considered:

  • Why is the project/activity unique?           
  • Can the project/activity receive funding from other sources?                  
  • What is the primary focus of the project/activity? 
  • Specifically, how will the funds be used (please include a detailed budget)?
  • What students are impacted and approximately how many students will the project/activity impact?

All proposals must be submitted to the Parent Fund Coordinator by 11:59 P.M., January 31, 2018. Please submit your proposal online via this link:  Parent Fund Grant Application

After answering the required questions on the electronic form, please upload a detailed budget justifying the amount of your request, and a one page document that includes the following information:

Comprehensive Proposal Outline

  • Description of the Project (What is the event? Where will it be? How is it unique?)
  • Why would parents choose to support the project/activity?
  • Who will the project appeal to?
  • How will students benefit from the project/activity?
  • How do you plan to sustain funding for the project/activity in the future?
  • Why should your project/activity be chosen over others?

Should your organization/department be awarded funding from the Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership, please note that the following will be required:

1.     Use of the Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership logo on promotional materials.

2.     Submission of a one page Post-Event Report/Program Summary within 4 weeks of the event’s completion. Please see attached Post-Event Report/Program Summary requirements and submission details.

Disclaimer

If your organization does not receive an award, it does not disqualify you from submitting future proposals. If you do receive an award and fail to turn in the requested post-event report/program summary you will not be eligible receive funds for the new fiscal year. 

Post-Event Report/Program Summary

As part of this funding approval, a post-event summary is required in order to be eligible for funding again in the future.  This report is necessary to steward donors and seek additional funds from parents and others. Post-Event Reports/Program Summaries will include the following should be submitted online to the Post Event Summary no later than 4 weeks after the event:

  • Presenting Organization/Department
  • Contact Information (Contact Name, Phone Number, Email, Campus Mail Code)
  • Description of the Project (What was the event? Where was it? When was it? (Time & Date))
  • Estimated Attendance (How many students participated?)
  • Project Impact/Benefits (How did the Tech community benefit from the project? On which of the Fund target intents did this project focus (may be more than 1)? In what way(s)?)
  • What did you/the students who coordinated this event learn from the experience?
  • How did Parents Fund dollars contribute to the success of this program/project?
  • Additional supplementary information Project Impact/Benefits (if available) (At least one quote from a student on the importance of the funds in carrying out the program. Any photos from the event (high-resolution & digital preferred) Video from the event (digital)