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 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:
Director, Pepperdine Volunteer Center
Dr. Regan Schaffer
Faculty Director of Service-Learning