Eligibility and Selection – Asbury University
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Eligibility and Selection

  • student and teenagers sitting on a wallAll participants are required to give a public presentation on the Asbury University campus within six months of the completion of the service project.
  • Recipients must keep a daily journal of all expenditures related to the grant.
  • The stipend to partially cover lost wages will be based on $300/week ($2,400 maximum)
  • The student is responsible for all logistics related to the various details of the service project. Students are encouraged, however, to utilize campus resources for assistance.
  • A maximum of 10 grants will be awarded in the 2025 cycle.


  • Service projects will be funded for a minimum of five weeks (35 days) and a maximum of eight weeks (56 days), either in the summer or during a semester.
  • Applications may be submitted during a student’s sophomore, junior, or senior year. Prior to participation, recipients of the grant must have completed two years of college, including at least one year at Asbury University.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Applicants must be recommended by a faculty member either in their major area or an area that is related to the sponsoring organization.
  • All applicants must develop their proposal in partnership with a Committee mentor assigned by the Global Programs & Initiatives Office.


The Deese Initiative Grant Program requires that the proposals be judged competitively by a selection committee. The selection committee will utilize a rubric to evaluate the viability and quality of the written proposal, the presentation of the service project opportunity, and how well the student makes the case for his or her participation in the service project. Details on how to create a proposal are included in the application process information.