Grant Opportunities

Student Senate

Organizations may apply for grant funding from Student Senate to achieve their goals.  There is approximately $14,500 available with applications are typically due in early October.  For more information go to https://www.luther.edu/studentsenate/proposal/.

Sustainability Grant Fund

The mission of the Luther Sustainability Grant Fund (LSGF) is to foster and promote sustainable practices by awarding competitive grants for the implementation of environmentally responsible, economically beneficial, and socially sensible projects.  For more information about this grant, funded projects, or to apply visit http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/lsgf/.

Nena Amundson Wellness Grant Application

The purpose of this grant is to provide students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to spread wellness across our campus. Grant money will be awarded based on the wellness opportunities that the experience offers.  For more information and to apply go to http://www.luther.edu/studentlife/wellness/grant/.

Lecture and Fine Arts (LFA) Grant

This grant is designed to provide funds for creative and innovative programs which encourage connections between academics and campus events. The mission of the LFA is to promote activities which support both the academic and cultural life at Luther College. For more information, and to apply,  go to https://www.luther.edu/programming/lfa/

Honors and Research Grants

The Honors Program offers grants to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who undertake independent research or creative projects that involve expenses not normally covered by a department.

Students with 3.0 GPAs in their majors may apply for grants to cover expenses for research projects and costs of travel to conferences to present research results.  (Meal costs will not be covered, unless included as part of conference registration fees.)  Recipients are expected to submit a report describing the work accomplished with the help of the grant.

To apply for student research funds, please download the Student Research Funds Application.

To apply for funds to travel to a conference, please download the Student Travel Funds Application.

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at Davis UWC Scholars Program partner schools; the goal is to encourage students to design grassroots projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  Projects must be designed to be implemented during the summer.  Grants are awarded in the amount of $10,000 each for proposals judged to be the most promising and achievable.

For more information, visit http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/ or contact Jon Lund, Luther’s Davis United World College Scholars campus contact,[email protected], or Terry Sparkes, Associate Dean and Director of College Honors, [email protected].

Clinton Global Initiative University

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.

Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. More than $400,000 in funding is now available for CGI U student attendees to turn their ideas into action. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.