Master List of Hampshire Grants

Social Change: Service/Activism/World Studies

Ethics and the Common Good Summer Grants

Contact: Mary Bombardier
Description: The Ethics and the Common Good (ECG) Program, a new initiative at Hampshire, supports out of classroom learning experiences that contribute to, or critically engage with issues regarding the common good, and ethically informed actions, practices, and policies. Through ECG projects and internships students will develop ways of working and engaging with others on the basis of mutual respect, as they contribute to the common good.
Eligibility: Please contact Mary Bombardier for more information about eligibility and award amounts.
Application Deadline: April


Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC)

Contact: Johanna Fernández
Description: Summer program offered by the CLPP and Population Development Programs at Hampshire. RRASC gives students the opportunity to work at reproductive justice and social justice organizations across the country.
Award: $3300
Eligibility: Current and non-graduating students from the Five Colleges may apply to RRASC.
Application Deadline: January 15

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Hampshire Youth Connect Funding

Contact: Elizabeth Mattison
Description: Hampshire Youth Connect Funding is available for Division II and III students who demonstrate a clear commitment to collaborating with community partners and connecting with underserved youth in the area. Examples of funding for projects include: Performances, events, courses, and after school events that engage the 4 goals of HYC.
Award: The funding is up to $500 allotments based on the scope of the project.
Eligibility: Division II and III students
Application Deadline: February and October


Internship in Inclusive Classrooms at P.S. 6, The Lillie Devereaux Blake School

Contact: Elizabeth Mattison
Description: Funded by the Shufro-Stauer gift for Inclusion, The Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning (CYL) Program in partnership with P.S. 6 in Manhattan offers an intensive 4-week internship designed for college students interested in special education and inclusion in the public schools
Award: $1200-$2000
Eligibility: Designed for college students interested in special education and inclusion in the public schools.
Application Deadline: April 6


Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) Social Justice Scholars

Contact: Mary Bombardier
Description: CPSC provides grant funding for students interested in interning for organizations involved in social justice/social change work around the country. Info sessions and grant writing workshops will be made available to help students through the application process.
Award: Up to $3000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a Division II student on financial aid.
Application Deadline: April

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Human Rights Fund

Contact: Ernest Alleva
Description: This fund was established to support students with demonstrated financial need doing Division II or III work in the field of human rights and/or social justice.
Award: Up to $1000
Eligibility: Applications for the annual award(s) may be submitted by students studying in any school or field at Hampshire College, so long as the student's research project or field work directly supports, examines, or raises awareness of human rights or social justice work.
Application Deadline: April

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CORC Environment, Environmental Sustainability, or Indigenous Communities Internship Award

Contact: Sharón Friedner
Description: Funding from the Iris Barr and the Professor Emeritus David Smith Internship Awards have been combined to provide one larger award to support an internship with an organization focused on the environment, environmental sustainability, or indigenous communities in either the U.S.A. or the developing world.
Award: Up to $2500
Eligibility: Current Hampshire College students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need).
Application Deadline: April


CORC Charley Richardson 70F Award

Contact: Sharón Friedner
Description: This grant is designed to enable Hampshire students to use their energy, passion, imagination, and commitment to advance fields that were central to Charley's life and ideals such as labor rights and organizing, worker health and safety, and amplifying the voices for peace among those most affected by war. Available for a range of projects and for internships.
Award: Up to $3000
Eligibility: Open to all current Hampshire College students including graduating seniors.
Application Deadline: October and April

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Lester Mazor Honorific Fund

Contact: Flavio Risech-Ozeguera or Jennifer Hamilton
Description: Assists students by defraying living expenses and related costs for internships with law-related organizations in the U.S.A. or abroad. The student's internship must substantially involve legislation, legal advocacy, or legal institutions and be social justice/human rights oriented.
Award: Up to $2000
Eligibility: Hampshire College Div II students and students transitioning between Div II and III. The internship should relate to and inform the student's Division II studies. Those on financial aid will be prioritized.
Application Deadline: April

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Sander Thoenes Division II and Division III Research Award

Contact: James Miller
Description: Awards to Division II and III students working in journalism; documentary photography, film, or video; international relations; globalization; peace building; civil society, and human rights.
Award: $300-$1000
Eligibility: Division II and Division III students working in the listed areas. See Application Guidelines.
Application Deadline: Application information is publicized early in each semester. Award decisions are made in October and in February.

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Earl Ubell Science Information Award

Contact: James Miller
Description: Awards to Division II and III students who make science or scientific findings accessible to all through science and public health reporting; documentary photography, film and video; and fact-based projects.
Award: $300-$800
Eligibility: Division II and Division III students working in the listed areas. See Application Guidelines.
Application Deadline: Application information is publicized early in each semester. Award decisions are made in October and in February.


Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Student Grants

Contact: Kay Johnson
Description: Funding to support Div II and Div III projects that explore a wide variety of environmental issues in Asia, including their social, economic, and public health impacts in Asia or other areas of the globe. Projects utilizing any disciplinary lens, ranging from environmental chemistry, ecology, microbiology, sustainable design, anthropology, cultural studies, history, and politics, are welcome.
Award: Up to $2,500
Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II, or III level.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is rolling for summer, fall or spring semesters; the application should be submitted at least two months prior to the requested funding period.


Research

Tim Harkness Fund for Invention

Contact: Colin Twitchell
Description: Awards for innovative work in applied design and invention, especially in the field of renewable energy. Can include the cost of raw materials/equipment as well as research, testing, and travel.
Award: Average award of approximately $500, but ranging up to $2000
Eligibility: Undergraduates as well as alumni of Hampshire and the Five Colleges.
Application Deadline: Early October and February


Div III Critical Social Inquiry Grant

Contact: Jutta Sperling
Description: Funds support Division III research for students in social science.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Application must include a description of what you want the money for. Be sure to show the importance of the proposed research to your Division III project. A copy of your Division III contract, a proposed budget, and a letter of support from your Division III chair (who must be a faculty member in the School of Social Science).
Application Deadline: Mid-October


David Smith Endowment Fund

Contact: Susan Tracy
Description: Supports Division III research in American Studies. This grant can support travel, buying books, photocopying, and other expenses incurred in the Division III process.
Award: $200-$250
Eligibility: Div III students doing: Interdisciplinary projects that study American national and transnational formations and identities. Projects concerning Africana studies, queer studies, borderlands studies, and the study of the U.S. as an empire. Interdisciplinary studies of U.S. literatures, arts, cultures, religions, histories, economies, politics, and social movements.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2015

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Southwest Studies Award

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research projects in the southwest. Student research at the intersection of environmental and cultural issues and commitment to working on SW issues as evidenced by previous or current coursework desirable.
Award: Up to $1000
Eligibility: Division II and III student research in the greater southwest.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.


Larry Beede Southwest Studies Scholarship

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in the greater southwest (including the U.S. southwest and Mexico). Commitment to working on southwest issues as evidenced by previous or current coursework desirable.
Award: Up to $400
Eligibility: Division II and III student research in the greater southwest.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.


Pope Foundation

Contact: Jackie Jeffery
Description: Established to support the special expenses of student projects associated with Division II and III work.
Award: Up to $250
Eligibility: Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November


Joshua Reck Memorial Fund

Contact: Jackie Jeffery
Description: Established in memory of Joshua Reck 83F to support the special expenses of student projects associated with Division II and III work.
Award: Up to $250 Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November


Gregory and Toni Prince Div II and III Award

Contact: Mary Fahey
Description: Scholarship fund supports student research and travel as well as the purchase of supplies in association with Division III and Division II projects.
Award: Up to $250
Eligibility: Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November


CBD Research/Internship Award

Contact: Amy Dryansky
Description: Supports students from all five Hampshire schools in their independent Div II and Div. III research and unpaid internships/placements. CBD encourages students to look at their research and learning through the interdisciplinary lenses of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development. Support is provided for students working across multiple areas, including, but not limited to: science, anthropology, visual art, dance, psychology, philosophy, education, and the humanities.
Award: $2000-3000. Covers travel, housing, lab fees, and other expenses.
Eligibility: Div II or III with a research placement/internship or research project.
Application Deadline: Generally October and April. See Culture, Brain, and Development Program for up to date deadlines and dates for grant writing workshops.

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Dr. Lucy Fund

Contact: Steve Roof
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in all areas of the natural sciences. Also supports students traveling to scientific conferences at which student is presenting.
Award: $250-$500
Eligibility: Applicant must be a Division II or III student in good academic standing; must submit a project proposal. Application materials can be found at NS office.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.

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Denice O'Neill Award for Div II and III Research and Travel

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and III research and internships. The proposed student research, project, or internship must relate to at least one of Denice's passions: medicine, anthropology, woman and child health and health care, or child studies.
Award: Up to $1500 is available Applicant must be a Division II or III student in good academic standing; must submit an extensive project proposal.
Application Deadline: Application materials can be found at NS office. See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.

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Samuel Morris Sustainability Endowment Fund

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in environmental and agricultural sustainability.
Award: $300-$600
Eligibility: Div. II and III; student must live on campus and be in good academic standing.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.

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Tara Nelson Award in Holistic Medicine

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research dealing with alternative medicine, public health, and the integration of non-Western medicine with the U.S. healthcare system.
Award: Up to $500
Eligibility: Div II or III students in good academic standing.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.

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Justine Salton Memorial Fund

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports the research of women Division III students, though Division II students will be considered. Preference will be given to those working in evolutionary biology or related fields, but applications from women working in other areas are also welcome.
Award: $300-$650
Eligibility: Div II and III students in good academic standing.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.

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Dana Meadows Sustainability Endowment Fund

Contact: Christine Speek
Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in agricultural sustainability; in particular, projects directly related to the Hampshire Community-Supported Agriculture Program.
Award: $200-$400
Eligibility: Div II or III student in good academic standing.
Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up to date application deadlines.


Coppinger Fund Grants

Contact: Bea Cusin
Description: Supports student and student-faculty collaborative research in the cognitive and biological sciences. Priority is given to proposals researching animal behavior, comparative cognition, evolution, ecology, or environmental science, among other areas.
Award: Grant up to $3000 awarded competitively in response to proposals from students and faculty.
Eligibility: For Division II and Division III student or student-faculty conducting research in cognitive or biological sciences. See Application Guidelines.
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in early fall and early spring.

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Cognitive Science Research Fund

Contact: Bea Cusin
Description: The CS Research Fund supports independent student research projects in the cognitive sciences.
Award: Typical award amounts are around $500; funding is competitive.
Eligibility: For Division II and Division III student conducting research in cognitive sciences.
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.


Humanities/Arts

Jewish Studies Academic Grants

Contact: Rachel Rubenstein
Description: Awards to fund academic student projects that can be used to fund research; travel; conference travel and registration; or materials and support.
Award: Up to $200
Eligibility: Division II or Division III research in areas relating to Jewish studies. A letter of support from your committee is required.
Application Deadline: Mid-February

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Harris-Veit Artists' Grant

Contact: Bill Brayton and Thom Haxo
Description: This fund was established to help defray the cost of producing a body of art work and producing a gallery exhibition for Division III students concentrating in Studio Art. Funds may be used for materials, equipment, publicity, research, and costs associated with the art opening.
Award: TBD
Eligibility: Division III students concentrating in studio arts at Hampshire College.
Application Deadline: October 15


Stoddard Scholarship for Writing

Contact: Nell Arnold
Description: Stipend to support a deserving IA creative writing concentrator in a summer writing project. This year's topic is short fiction.
Award: Up to $1500
Eligibility: Students do not apply for this award. It is given to a deserving student each year by the IA faculty.


Music Lesson Endowment

Contact: Becky Miller
Description: Grants to students concentrating in music to be applied to music lessons.
Award: TBD
Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II or III level concentrating in music.
Application Deadline: November


I.I. Olicker Memorial Fund

Contact: Amy Putnam
Description: Award to the student who wins a competition for writing and performing a 3-5 minute humorous monologue.
Award: $100
Eligibility: The annual contest is open to any student who enters.
Application Deadline: April TBD (check Theatre Program to see announcement of date)


Elaine Mayes Fund

Contact: Kane Stewart
Description: Grants to students to support Div III projects in film, photography, and video.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Div III students concentrating in film, photography, and video
Application Deadline: Apply by October 31.


Stephen Blos Memorial Photography Grant

Contact: Kane Stewart
Description: Established in memory of Stephen Blos 76S, this fund supports student projects in photography or filmmaking at the Division II or Division III level.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Div II or III students concentrating in photography or filmmaking.
Application Deadline: Apply by February 28.


Tom Joslin Grant

Contact: Kane Stewart
Description: Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin, to support Division III film/video projects.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Div III students concentrating in film or video.
Application Deadline: Apply by February 28.


Tom Joslin Internship Award

Contact: CORC
Description: Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin to support student internships in the entertainment industry.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Current Hampshire students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need).
Application Deadline: Early April

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Outdoor Leadership and Martial Arts

Kathy-Kyker-Snowman Outdoor Leader Training Fund for Women

Contact: Brad King
Description: The fund provides grants to support young women in their efforts to enhance their outdoor skills.
Award: Generally a maximum of $500
Eligibility: Open to women who are students in the Five Colleges who have a demonstrated interest in teaching in the outdoors.
Application Deadline: Rolling application

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Outdoors Program Scholarship

Contact: Brad King
Description: Supports the participation by students of limited financial means with the costs associated in participating in OPRA excursions.
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Students receiving financial aid with previous participation in the OPRA program who have attended the initial meeting for their intended trip and given the deposit.
Application Deadline: Fall 2016 TBD

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Marion Taylor Endowment Fund

Contact: Brad King
Description: This endowed fund, established in honor of Marion Taylor, supports the study of budo and related approaches at Hampshire College and will enable the instruction and integration of the practice of different martial arts forms within an interdisciplinary context.
Award: $300-$800
Eligibility: Currently enrolled Hampshire students.
Application Deadline: Rolling application

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Other: Federal Student Loan

Federal Student Loan

Contact: Andy Korenewsky
Description: Students may be able to take out a loan or maximize a current loan in order to complete a project or internship.
Award: Generally a maximum of $5500-$7500. Many factors are considered.
Eligibility: All students who are U.S. citizens or green card holders are eligible for federal student loans. Contact Hampshire's loan counselor to inquire about a loan to help with an academic project or internship. Students may need to complete a FAFSA, submit tax info, sign promissory note, go through short online counseling; if you already applied for financial aid, this may be complete.
Application Deadline: End of April (to receive funding for summer)

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