Registered Student Organization Grant Program is intended to support Registered Student Organization programs that encourage civic engagement on Illinois State University's campus and within the Bloomington/Normal community. Applications are available and accepted on a continual basis. Grant funding for the RSO grant program is now available for 2016-2017 school year.
Sponsored by Senior Professionals and the American Democracy Project at Illinois State University, the 2018 Civic Engagement Grant Award application is now available. Illinois State University student organizations or individuals participating in an in-course project that is aimed at improving or educating within the Bloomington-Normal community are eligible to apply. Submission deadline is February 9, 2018.
Community Engagement Learning grant program is intended to support incorporating the principles and goals of ISU's core value of civic engagement into students' curricular experiences. The grants are intended to reimburse faculty for expenses directly associated with course-based events, activities or projects that develop students' civic and community knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors and prepare them to participate in social change. Grants support community engagement projects as service learning assignments, guest speakers, travel expenses for class trips, material for in-class activities/assignments, etc. Applications are available and accepted on a continual basis.
The American Democracy Project annually recognizes people and organizations for their outstanding contributions to civic engagement. The awards, which are presented at the Civic Engagement Day program on May 1, 2018 include: