COVID-19 UPDATE: Ethics & the Common Good and other Community Commons programs are in the process of finalizing details of grant funding eligibility related to travel and site-based work. Updates will be posted as available.
Common Good Summer Grants
The Ethics and the Common Good Project offers grant funding up to $3,000 to assist current students with costs of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice, or pursuing a self-designed project.
The organization’s mission or project goals must address a common good issue / community need, and contribute to advancing the mission and goals of the Ethics & the Common Good Project. The proposed internship or project must be an integral part of the students’ academic work. While priority is given to Division II and III students with financial need, Division I students are also welcome to apply.
General Eligibility Requirements
- You must be a current student at the time of the internship and returning to Hampshire as a student in the fall semester. If you plan to be on leave for the fall, it must be a field study leave and not a leave of absence.
- Priority will be given to students with financial need.
- You must complete an internship or project that involves a meaningful commitment to supervised work, and which can be completed remotely in a 6-10 week period.
- Internship placement must be with a mission-driven organization located in the United States.
- Projects must have active mentorship or supervision, and projects with community-engaged components will be prioritized for funding.
- Recipients must agree to these mandatory requirements:
- Submit a mid-summer report and a comprehensive final report
- Participate in mid-summer conference call check-in
A portion of your award may be held back until these requirements are complete.
Grant recipients are required to return any award received, in full, if they do not complete the internship or project as outlined in their proposal, along with the requirements listed above.
- Quality of proposed remote internship or project, including merit and feasibility.
- Demonstrated need for funding to pursue internship or project.
- Application clearly demonstrates alignment of internship and student’s academic work with the mission and values of the Ethics and the Common Good Project
Please use the Community Commons Summer Grant Application Hub to submit:
- Your online application
- Faculty statement of support
- Organization statement of support