Eagle Endowment: Moving Ideas Into Action

Students Tree planting with Casey Trees

While many student groups formulate thoughtfully developed ideas for public and community service, few actually have the funds to put them into action. The Eagle Endowment will address this challenge and empower AU students by providing over $5,000 in annual grants of $100 - $1,000 to students and groups that propose such initiatives.

These one-time awards are intended to support groups in their earliest planning and implementation phases, providing them with seed funds to launch visions for service. Read more about our past grant recipients. There are three different opportunities for funding throughout the school year: the "Back to School, Back to Service" Grant, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grant to promote social justice, and the Spring Grant that supports all types of public and community service initiatives.

NOW OPEN: MLK 2018-2019 Grant

The 2019 MLK "I Have a Dream" grant is awarded annually to students with innovative service project ideas that have an impact beyond the AU community. Undergraduate, graduate, and Washington College of Law students & student groups are encouraged to apply! Grants are awarded from $100 - $1,000. If you have any questions about the process or need assistance developing a project idea, email our Coordinator at eagleendowment@american.edu.

Grant proposals for this cycle will be accepted until December 31, 2018.