Opportunities for Funding
The VSLC, in partnership with BC Dining Services, oversees the point drive funding process. Weekly point drives in the dining halls are an opportunity for students to donate funds to support BC sponsored service and immersion travel programs. Applications are due in September, and programs must meet specific criteria in order to be eligible. Point drives are not available for other fund-raising projects.
Due to continuing challenges related to COVID-19, the University is unable to support funding for weekly Point Drives in the dining halls during the 2021 - 2022 academic year. Please contact the VSLC at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
Service and Justice Grants
Programs that engage students in service or advocacy on behalf of others, including non-travel programs that do not receive SOFC funding, are eligible to apply for a Service and Social Justice Grant. Grant applications should be submitted via email to Kate Daly by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021. **Please be sure to submit using this year's updated application above.**
BC Legacy Grants
The student body at Boston College is unique in its dedication to human service, deeply engaged with a wide variety of community agencies. BC students have great ideas to create positive change, but sometimes lack the funding needed to take action. Legacy Grants award up to $5,000 to BC students to support the development and execution of sustainable and innovative projects that help others. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Projects that are funded by Legacy Grants exemplify what it means to be "men and women for others." To learn more, read about previous Legacy Grant recipient’s projects, or to apply, visit the Legacy Grants website. Please note, Grants are awarded to current undergraduate Eagles twice per year, with applications accepted during the months of October (fall semester) and February (spring semester). For any questions, contact Mary K. Sparicio.
W. Seavey Joyce, S.J. Service and Citizenship Grant
The W. Seavey Joyce, S.J. Award is available to Boston College seniors who have been accepted into a post-graduate service program but may have financial concerns around full-time service. The awards will be between $1,000 to $1,500. Students who are selected will be asked to submit three reports about their experience during their year of service.
Fr. William C. McInnes, S.J., established this award in 2010 to commemorate the inspirational leadership and civic involvement of former Boston College president and former Dean of the Carroll School of Management, W. Seavey Joyce, S.J. With the generous support of alumni and friends, this award continues to honor Fr. Joyce’s passion for service by providing financial support to recent alumni who share his commitments.
"Receiving the grant lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. It made my decision to commit to a year of service much easier..."
-2020 W. Seavey Joyce Grant recipient
Requirements to apply: Open to undergraduate students in their senior year. Service placement must be full-time with a domestic, faith-based organization.
2022 Applications are due by Sunday, March 20.
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