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.
Service and immersion travel programs seeking to raise funds in the dining halls via a Point Drive must meet the requirements listed on the first page of the Point Drive application. 2019-2020 applications should be submitted via email to Katie Sullivan by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019.
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 at by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019. **Please be sure to submit using this year's updated application above.**
BC Legacy Grants
BC’s Legacy Grants fund creative and innovative BC student projects that impact the lives of others—from individuals to whole communities. Legacy Grant projects initiate change, serve others, and exemplify what it means to be "men and women for others." To see examples of previous Legacy Grant recipient’s projects and to apply, visit: bc.edu/legacygrants. Please note, there are two application cycles: October 1 - October 31 and then February 1 - February 28. For any questions, contact Meghan Dunn.
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.
Requirement to apply: Open to undergraduate students in their senior year. Service placement must be full-time with a domestic, faith-based organization
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