Davidson College Office of the Chaplain Grant Application Cover Page General Information




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Davidson College Office of the Chaplain

Grant Application Cover Page
General Information:

The Office of the Chaplain awards a variety of grants. Full descriptions of each grant may be found on the Chaplain’s Office website. You may apply for more than one grant for a proposed project, so be sure to mark all grants (below, in the appropriate space on the application) for which you wish to be considered. If you are unsure whether your proposed project fits the criteria of these grants, consult Chaplain Rob Spach. Students of all class years are eligible to apply for grants, but seniors will not be awarded grants for projects occurring after their graduation date.


Grants may not be used to pay for expenses (such as tuition, fees, transportation, lodging, etc.) related to credit-bearing academic courses (with the exception of the Warner Hall Grant). Grants cannot be used to pay for the purchase of durable goods (e.g., camera, computer) the use of which would extend beyond the time period of the project for which the grant is awarded.
Grant application evaluation criteria:

  • Evidence of care being put into the application (precise description of the proposed project, complete budget, thoughtful and error-free essay on why you wish to undertake the project).

  • Evidence of connection between the proposed project and the specific criteria provided in the grant descriptions.

  • Amount of reflection, responsibility, and initiative the student is taking on in the project.

  • Length / impact of project (longer projects, or those that appear to have the potential to have a great impact, though they may be brief, are given preference).

  • Does the proposed project complement other aspects of the liberal arts education Davidson College seeks to foster?

  • Does the project connect with the student’s spirituality and long-term vocational goals?



Deadlines for 2015-2016:

  • Grants for Winter Break: Friday, October 16, 2015 by 5 p.m.

  • Grants for Spring Break: Friday, January 15, 2016 by 5 p.m.

  • Grants for Summer Break: Friday, March 11, 2016 by 5 p.m.


Honor Code pledge:

By submitting a grant application, you pledge by the Honor Code that if awarded a grant, you will use the grant funds only for expenses related to your proposed project, and that you will turn in a Grant Report to the Office of the Chaplain in a timely fashion at the conclusion of the project for which the grant funds are used.



Save this application form to your computer. Submit the completed application form and supporting documents (described below) as email attachments to Chaplain Rob Spach at rospach@davidson.edu.


Davidson College Office of the Chaplain

Grant Application Form

Student Information:
Name:       Class year:      
Student ID#:       Email:      
Title of proposed project:      
Location of proposed project:      
Beginning/ending dates:      
Name and website of sponsoring organization (if any):      
Provide a brief (one sentence) description of your project:      
Dollar amount of your grant request (see grant maximums below):      
Submit this completed application form and the following supporting documents (WORD format) to Chaplain Rob Spach at rospach@davidson.edu:

  • An itemized budget (transportation, meals, lodging, etc.), including other sources of funding (e.g., Dean Rusk grant, Civic Engagement grant, Abernethy grant)

  • An essay (no longer than two pages) describing why you want to undertake this project and how it fits the specific criteria of the grant(s) for which you are applying


Note: By Davidson College policy, all grants are awarded by Direct Deposit to the student’s bank account on record with the college. You must arrange for Direct Deposit prior to submitting a grant application. Contact the Chaplain’s Administrative Assistant, Linda Gurley (ligurley@davidson.edu), with questions about setting up Direct Deposit.
Confirm that you are aware of grant criteria by checking the boxes below.
 I have a bank account on record with the college for Direct Deposits.
 I understand that Chaplain’s Office Grants may not be used to pay for expenses (such as tuition, fees, transportation, lodging, etc.) related to credit-bearing academic courses (with the exception of the Warner Hall Grant).
Mark all grants for which you wish to be considered (see Grants web page for complete descriptions):
 Spiritual Exploration / Staley Grant (Winter, Spring, or Summer) for short-term study or service that relates to or embodies expressions of spirituality or religious faith. Maximum award is $500 for Winter or Spring, $3000 for Summer Break.
 McCall Grant (Summer only) to broaden cultural, economic, ethnic or social horizons. Maximum award is $3000.
 Warner Hall Pre-Ministerial Travel / Study Grant (Summer only) for travel and study outside the United States; by wishes of the donor, applicants must be intending or considering a Christian church vocation. Maximum award is ordinarily $4000.


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