Social Change Grants available for student summer projects

The Community Service Office has announced the availability of more than $42,000 for Social Change Grant projects in summer 2013. WUSTL students are invited to build proposals for full or part-time summer work in the development and implementation of an innovative community project. In addition to four grants of $5,000 and $6,000, the office also is offering grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on budget requirements, and funds also are available for students attending the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting to be held on campus April 5-7.

In recent years, projects have focused on issues such as water purification, women’s economic empowerment, music training for under-resourced youth, infant healthcare, the development of hospital playrooms for chronically ill children, creative arts, family planning, and many other topics. Grant recipients have focused their work in domestic and international locations including: St. Louis, Egypt, India, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Uganda, Cambodia, South Africa, and the Marshall Islands.

For more information on the grants, including deadlines, visit The website features downloadable proposal guidelines and details about available grants, in addition to information about past grant recipients, many of whom are still on campus and would be glad to speak about their experiences.

For more information, visit the Community Service Office in Danforth University Center, Room 150, during Social Change Grant drop-in hours, or contact Shiloh Venable at or 935-3943.

Drop-in hours are:

Thursday, Jan. 17 – 3-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18 – 12-4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24 – 3-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 – 1-3 p.m.