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student and elementary school childrenStudents must first apply to the sponsoring organization of their planned service program. This process needs to start early since these programs can fill up and usually have long lead times or an extensive application process.

*Special Note: The Asbury Initiative grants cannot be used to perform service in countries where the United States does not have a favorable relationship or where travel by U.S. citizens is not advised. Applicants and recipients affected by travel warnings or restricted travel should contact Rev. Esther Jadhav in the office of Student Development. See the U.S. State Department website for current information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html

Once a student is accepted into a program which meets the selection criteria, applicants should submit a proposal that follows these guidelines:

  1. Cover sheet, including:
    • Student’s name, major, academic classification
    • Name of the organization to which student is applying
    • Name of the country where the service project will take place
    • Paragraph (no more than 100 words) describing the service project
    • Name of a faculty recommender
  2. A brief statement exploring personal qualifications for undertaking this work and the relationship of the service project to future goals. Include a description of previous experience abroad (if any).
  3. A brief statement describing how the service project proposal will benefit the mission of the sponsoring organization
  4. A list of goals and the specific tasks student plans to employ to accomplish the goals
  5. A detailed budget proposal, using the Budget Worksheet
  6. A letter of support from the sponsoring organization
  7. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member supporting the specific initiative

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019