Service-Learning Mini-Grants

About Our Mini-Grants

The Pepperdine Volunteer Center is pleased to offer limited mini-grants to Seaver faculty to develop curriculum and/or research using community-engaged scholarship (service-learning or community-based research).

Service Learning

Service-learning is an educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way to gain further understanding of the course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.


Eligible Semesters: Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016
Awards: Up to $750 per faculty

Application and Funding

Please submit the following via email to Katy Carr:

  • One-page detailed description of your proposed service-learning initiative.
    • Include specifics of the service-learning component and how it will further the learning objectives of the course (if appropriate).
    • Include details about how you will utilize the support of a student service-learning advocate.
  • Budget and description of how you will use the funds.
  • Timeline for implementation of the project.

Applications are due by October 31, 2015 and funds must be used by July 15, 2016.

Funded projects will receive support from a student service-learning advocate and will be expected to document the experience through assessment tools provided at the end of the semester.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Peter Thompson
Director, Pepperdine Volunteer Center

Dr. Regan Schaffer
Faculty Director of Service-Learning