Examples of Past Grants
Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Foundation
Program Director: Greg Sapp, Ph.D.
Two Stetson University student projects were the first in Florida to be awarded Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation CASE (Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur) grants for service programs that incorporate academic learning and community engagement. Elementary education major Carol Larson was awarded $1,000 to design and implement a service learning project for at-risk youth at George Marks Elementary School in DeLand. Mary Gossett, a vocal performance major, also received $1,000 to give voice lessons to youth at Chisholm Community Center in DeLand and to form a community choir there. The purpose of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Foundation grants is to recognize excellence in academic service learning.
Program Chair: Donald Musser, Ph.D.
Stetson received a matching grant from the Metanexus Institute to support the formation of the Stetson Center for Science, Nature and the Sacred. The Center promotes balanced dialogue exploring the scientific and spiritual perspectives of nature. The Stetson Center for Science, Nature and the Sacred offers public lectures, book and article discussions, panel discussions, film viewings and discussions, student and faculty research and a website to promote and encourage conversation, networking and research on a global level. Stetson University's Values Council provided matching funds for this grant.
Bonner Foundation Enrichment Grant
Program Director: Rina Tovar
The Bonner Foundation grant supports Stetson University's dynamic community engagement programs. The foundation's support allows Stetson to participate in the Bonner Scholars Program, which has two purposes:
- To promote community transformation through long-term service partnerships between students and community partners
- To provide those students with financial support and training and enrichment activities
Bonner support has also allowed Stetson to expand and enhance its community work in economically disadvantaged areas and with local non-profit agencies.
Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
SURE grants are made to students about to embark on their senior research project, and who would like to work closely with a faculty member over the summer. Each year undergraduate scholars are selected in a University-wide competition for grants to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project. For the coming summer term, there are a total of 12 SURE grants available. Recipients of SURE grants are required to:
- Prepare a poster or oral presentation summarizing their research for their home departments
- Present the results of their research locally by delivering a 50 minute lecture to an appropriate class in their discipline, as well as present at the Stetson Showcase
- Write and submit an essay to evaluate their own personal summer research experience, including suggestions on program improvement
Stetson University gratefully acknowledges financial support of the program by the Palm Beach Community Trust and the Frueauff Foundation.