Several ICC Club Grants are available to clubs interested in receiving funds for very specific purposes. Funds awarded to clubs should be used by the end of the academic year. Grants are issued through ICC and deposited into a club’s allocated account. Unlike allocated funds, grants are not removed before the next allocation period. There are five types available:
a. The ICC Academic Program Grant is available to student clubs and groups currently registered with the office of student involvement. This academic program should strengthen the student club’s relationship with the participating academic department as well as its corresponding clubs. Money awarded can be up to $500.
b. The ICC Collaboration Grant is available to student clubs and groups currently registered with the office of student involvement. This grant provides funds to student clubs seeking to collaborate and create programs and events for the college that foster a community among students, staff, faculty and administration. The activity should promote programming between different majors and minors. Money awarded can be up to $200.
c. The ICC Faculty Involvement Grant is available to student clubs and groups currently registered with the office of student involvement. This grant provides funding for student clubs seeking to create a program or event in collaboration with a faculty member or faculty member’s department. If working with your club’s faculty adviser, the program should be in addition to typical adviser duties. Money awarded can be up to $100.
d. The ICC Service Grant is available to student clubs and groups currently registered with the office of student involvement. Student clubs applying for this grant need to participate in at least three service events. Each event must have a minimum of 10% of the club’s members representing the student club. Service hours must be completed by at least five members of the club, filed with the “Serve” adviser, and take place during the quarter for which you are applying for the grant. Money awarded can be up to $150.
e. The ICC New Club Grant is available to student clubs and groups who have been established within the previous quarter in which the club is applying for the grant. This grant should be used as start-up funds to assist group in providing publicity or supplies for their interest meetings or events. Money awarded can be up to $50.
To be considered for an ICC grant, clubs must complete the ICC Grant Application. Turn in your completed application form to the office of student involvement.
Grants are distributed on a first come, first serve basis until the grants account has been depleted. Clubs may only receive two grants per academic year.
Tips for grant applications:
- Talk with your club adviser about the reason you are applying for a grant. Have him/her review your application before submitting the form.
- Be very detailed in your application. Describe how the funds will be spent and include a budget. Be sure to state why the request relates to the specific type of grant.
- Read through your request and think about any questions that it does not address.
- Proofread and edit before turning in your application. Make sure that the request is written neatly or typed and that it organized efficiently.
Dean’s Catering Fund:
Student clubs hoping to plan an event using catering may consider applying for the Dean’s Catering Fund. This fund, provided by the Dean of Students office, allows clubs to receive a $250 credit towards SCAD Catering for their event. Clubs are allowed to receive up to two grants per academic year. These funds must be requested in advance and cannot be applied retroactively.
The club’s president, treasurer or adviser should complete the Dean’s Catering Fund Request Form and return it to the office of student involvement. Once approved, the club will be notified by the Dean of Students’ office.