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Mini Grant Program

The Keystone College National Alumni Association Mini Grant Program provides funding to students, student organizations or faculty-led initiatives for innovative projects that support Keystone College  students and the campus community.

Mini Grant Awards

Requests for any amount up to $500 may be submitted to the Keystone College Alumni Association. Available funding is received though support from Liberty Mutual.

The Mini Grant Program is supported by proceeds generated from several affinity partnerships including:

  • Liberty Mutual – Auto, Home, and Renter’s Insurance
  • Gradmed Short-term Health Insurance

Mini Grants will be awarded for a period of one (1) year beginning June, 1 and ending May 31.

Purpose

To support innovative projects that are consistent with the Keystone College mission and vision; serve the students, faculty, and the campus community wherever possible; and have a significant impact on the greatest number of people.

Proposals

Submit the online mini-grant application by April 15 in order to be considered.

Applications must be endorsed by a department head or facility advisor. Only one application per person/club/association will be accepted for review annually.

Projects should demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Demonstrated outcomes, reportable to the Keystone College National Alumni Association Board
  • Furthering the education of the students involved
  • Funding the education and transportation needs of student field trips and studies outside the campus community
  • Improvements rendered in student life as it pertains to the College
  • Maximum benefit conveyed for the monies expended
  • Specifically defined budgeted needs to be covered by the funding requested
  • Demonstration of College community engagement and benefit
  • Innovative needs that provide complimentary and supplemental services not currently provided to meet the needs of the College community

Grants are not awarded for the following:

  • Faculty release time, honorariums, or student/volunteer stipends
  • Program or project offered by another campus entity
  • Incentives or gifts
  • Professional development for faculty or staff

Deadlines:

  • Applications Due: April 15
  • Announcement of awards: By May 31
  • Funding awarded: June 1
  • Outcome report due: April 30

Award Decisions:

Award decisions will be made by the Keystone College National Alumni Association Board of Directors at their May meeting.

Reporting Requirements:

Upon completion of the project, or by April 30, a final outcome report is required to document the progress of the funded project.

The final report should contain:

  • A statement of the project’s principal objectives
  • Discussion of the outcomes, findings or progress in the project
  • Fiscal report on how the grant funds were utilized
  • Name of the primary contend and other key people involved in the project

All unexpended funds must be returned to the Keystone College National Alumni Association at the end of the grant period.