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Eagle Endowment Council

The Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service is a unique, student-led effort providing grants to students. The very first initiative of its kind, the endowment awards grants up to $1,000 to students and student groups demonstrating a need for the initial resources to propel an original idea that focuses on providing high quality community service in the DC area into action. We then continue working with the recipient to turn their action into service by providing education and an alumni/professionals network to help maintain success in their venture.

Council members will assist with promoting each grant cycle, reviewing and interviewing applicants, fundraising to maintain funds granted out and assist with event planning activities. Undergraduate, graduate, and Washington College of Law students are all encouraged to apply for a position. A Council with a diverse background will only strengthen the mission of the Eagle Endowment in providing grants and educating the University community through service.

Current Council Members:

Diya Dhaliwal, Coordinator

Diya Dhaliwal is a junior majoring in international studies and statistics. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is passionate about community service and social justice causes. She also serves as Deputy Director for AUSG Women's Initiative and a Resident Assistant in the social justice living-learning community. During her time at AU, she has been involved in sexual and interpersonal violence prevention work. She is incredibly excited to be Coordinator this year and looks forward to a fantastic year!

Melissa Patton

Melissa is a junior at AU. She lived in Montreal, Canada until she was 10, but has lived in suburban Philadelphia for the last 9 years. She is a proud Canadian/American dual citizen. She is an enthusiastic hockey fan and a mega bookworm. Melissa is passionate about community service and loves learning about different communities and individuals. She loves talking to people and learning about how different communities work and how different people live. She is involved with Women's Initiative at AU. She is excited to be on the Eagle Endowment Council and is looking forward to a great year.

Mitchel Traer

Mitchel Traer is a sophomore double majoring in CLEG and Political Science. He is also a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. During the summer Mitchel works at Canobie Lake Park as a Technician helping to run the different magic shows, tribute artists, and other performances that Canobie has. He is also a member of CRU (perviously Campus Crusade for Christ) and attends Restoration Church on Sundays. He is honored to be a part of the Eagle Endowment and can't wait to see all that it can do this year to impact the lives of students at AU and the DC community as a whole.

Apply for the 2017-18 Eagle Endowment Council!

Applications due by Sunday, September 17

Interested in the grant review and funding process? Want to improve your marketing and event-planning skills? Passionate about community service and supporting student leadership on our campus? Join the Eagle Endowment Council and help turn ideas into action!

If you would like to apply for the Eagle Endowment Council for the 2017-18 school year, please fill out the following Google form and email a resume & cover letter to Diya Dhaliwal, Coordinator, at by Sunday, September 17.

Eagle Endowment Council Questions?

The Eagle Endowment Council is a body made up of undergraduate and graduate students who help review grant applications and determine funding. Members receive experience in a variety of areas including marketing, fundraising, event planning and project Management. If you have questions about eligibility, email the Coordinator at, contact the office at (202) 885-7378, or visit us in MGC 273.

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