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AAUW Community Action Grants

  • Undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, and Professional Students; Postdoctoral Scholars
  • One-year grants: $2,000 - $7,000, Two-year grants: $5,000 - $10,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2020

The American Association of University Women Community Action Grants provide funds for projects that address issues related to the needs of women and girls or that provide information to educate and benefit the public on those issues. AAUW seeks proposals for projects that are innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Blum Center Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) Grants

  • Undergraduates
  • Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: March

Blum Center Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) grants can be used to pursue fieldwork abroad in a developing country or work domestically on poverty alleviation, inequality, and topics related to global development. Fieldwork must be completed during the summer months (June – September).

Blum Center Poverty Alleviation Through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) Grants

  • Master’s and PhD Students, Professional Students
  • $1,000 - $4,000
  • Deadline: March

Blum Center Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) grants provide seed funding to encourage the development of viable, tangible, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty in the developing world. The program is intended to help transform solid concepts into pilot projects and encompasses field research and/or hands-on applications.

HI USA Explore America Travel Scholarship

  • Undergraduates, Master’s and PhD Students, Professional Students
  • $1,000 + money to cover up to 7 free overnight stays at HI USA hostels
  • Deadline: January

The HI USA Explore America Travel Scholarship is a travel award for exploring the US and experiencing diverse people, places, and cultures.  During travel, participation in an approved hostel activity and exploration of the local community surrounding the hostel are required.

HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship

  • Undergraduates, Master’s and PhD Students, Professional Students
  • $2,000
  • Deadline: Application period currently closed

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship provides funding to help finance a trip outside of the United States that includes an educational or service component.

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