Thank you for your interest in the Shepherd University Alumni Association Grants Program!
The Grants Program is designed to provide funding to University departments or programs, not to individuals. The grant is eligible to be awarded to either a one-time or on-going program. Applicants need to re-apply each fiscal year. The applicants will be screened and recipients selected by the full 30 member board of the Alumni Association.
Applicants may apply for one grant per program in each fiscal year. In making a decision, the Alumni Association board considers, but are not limited to, the following criteria:
- Lasting impact to the University.
- Educational impact on students.
Grants are NOT for the following types of activities:
- Faculty/staff salaries, faculty release time, or student/volunteer stipends.
- Postage, advertising, coordinating surveys, or programs offered by another campus entity.
- Travel expenses, including transportation, lodging, etc…
It is the desire of the Alumni Association to make the application process as simple as possible. However, those who spend the time to make the application and narrative of the program or activity as descriptive but concise as possible, who address the criteria listed above, and itemize projected expenses with diagrams or photographs (if applicable), will aid in the review process.
CLICK HERE to download the application form!
*Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the event or program. The funds will be available through an account within the Association to ensure that funds are utilized as specified in the proposal. If funds are not spend as described in the application, the Alumni Association will request that the funds are returned so future grants can be awarded.
**Immediately following the event or program initiative, the recipient will be required to provide a summary report.
Please return applications forms to:
Shepherd University Alumni Association
McMurran Hall, 2nd Floor
PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443