Chapter Activity Grant Competition
Alpha Chi is excited to offer national grants of up to $500 a year to help chapters finance a variety of events and activities each academic year! With multiple event and activity categories, we hope your chapter will find one to suit your local student body and the spirit of your chapter.
To facilitate scholarly pursuits, member development, and experiences of Alpha Chi members and chapters, this competition provides funding to Alpha Chi chapters for the hosting of student-organized activities aligning with Alpha Chi's emphasis on truth and character and its mission of making scholarship effective for good.
With a fund of $3,500 for the fall and $3,500 for the spring, Alpha Chi invites competitive applications for activities to be held during the 2023-24 academic year. Please allow two weeks between your application date and the proposed event date. When possible, apply early in the semester of your planned activity. The competition remains open until each semester's funds are expended.
Applications will be evaluated by a selection commitee under the guidance of the Executive Director. If there are areas of the application that need clarification or could be improved, guidance will be provided to the applicant within one week so that the application may be reconsidered. Funding will be granted based on the extent to which a planned activity:
- Encourages student scholarship and creativity
- Promotes the visibility of Alpha Chi among your student body and/or local community
- Promotes the importance of engaging in civil discourse on humanitarian issues, educational topics, and real-world problems
- Gets Alpha Chi members involved in hands-on community service
Applications may be completed by a chapter advisor; however, a benefit of this competition is the experience it provides student members. It is highly encouraged (not required) that a student officer or other lead member be the chapter representative for purposes of this application. This will provide your students with an opportunity to engage in collaborative planning with staff and peers and practice writing a grant proposal.
Every active chapter is eligible for each year's competition. See Eligibility on the next screen for the definition of an active chapter.