The Office of the President is pleased to announce the launch of the Twenty for ’18 grant initiative. During the 2018 calendar year, the President’s Office will grant 20 different $1,000 awards to support projects designed to enhance the quality of life at Ripon College. Ten grants will be awarded in the spring semester and ten will be awarded in the fall semester.
Recent successful proposals have supported: the new Hearth of Campus fire pit; the commission of an original choral music composition and workshop with the composer; new furniture for West Hall’s hallways and common areas; the campus Wellness Fair; a guest speaker on international immigration; the display of maps and visual depictions of place in the Todd Wehr lobby; travel for students and faculty to conferences.
Any current member of the faculty, staff or student body may submit a proposal. However, preference will be given to new applicants.
Successful project proposals will do several or all of the following:
- Serve the greater good of academic and campus life
- Benefit the greatest number of people at Ripon College
- Enhance the quality of life Ripon College and the local community
- Increase the visibility of Ripon College in academic or community settings
Funds may not be used for personal compensation and must be used within the 2018 calendar year.
Awardees are required to submit a one-page report describing the project and its outcomes within 60 days of the project’s completion (or by the end of the semester in which the grant is awarded, if the project is ongoing), as well as invoices to document expenses.
Please complete the online form to submit a one-page description of your proposal and a short detailed budget as to how you plan to use the $1,000 award. Proposals will be accepted at any time during the spring or fall semesters, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on the above criteria.