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Charles C. Jackson Leadership Grants

Charles C. Jackson Leadership Grant Implementation

The Charles C. Jackson Leadership Grant is administered by Carleton and allows students to continue their community engagement projects and hence help develop their own leadership skills. Up to $400 can be requested, and students will be asked to provide a budget as well as an explanation of their project. If you are interested in applying, contact Adrienne Falcon and the ACE office.



Ask students in courses to write a short proposal answering the following 3-4 questions:

  1. What do you want to do with your funding?
  2. How will this extend your learning from the course
  3. How will you use the funding to do civic engagement?

Please provide a budget for the small grant (amounts of up to $400 can be requested) and a rough timeline for your activities.

Because these are leadership development funds, please send us a one page statement reflecting on how doing this project will help develop your leadership skills.  We might hold a discussion with you and others who have been funded and together talk about leadership ideas.  At the end you will be asked to write a brief final evaluation wherein you document: how you used the money, how the project went and what you now think you have learned about your own leadership development.

Grant recipients will be selected by a committee.

Examples that were considered in 09 - 10

  1. Funds for continuing a student's Spanish 204 tutoring project into the Winter
  2. Supporting an editing workshop and hosting costs to allow students to continue the online journalism site created during their course.
  3. Native American Religions – Supporting a student who synthesized fellow students' course projects to make them useful for community partners.
  4. Supporting students' continuation of science events and projects at the Middle School Youth Center after the end of their Immunology course.
  5. Allowing students to extend their research on modern religious conflict in Minnesota.