Learn, Lead and Serve
School of Engineering Student Service Grant Program
The School of Engineering Learn Lead and Serve (LLS) fund provides grants to undergraduate students who undertake individual and team service projects. The fund has been developed through the enthusiastic support of all departments in the School of Engineering as well as the support of generous donors among alumni of the School of Engineering.
The School of Engineering LLS grants are provided to encourage students to perform domestic service projects and related research in all engineering fields while serving community organizations. Individual grants are awarded in the range of about $1,000 to $2,000 with higher amounts for team projects. Grants will cover travel, project supplies, communication and other costs associated with the proposed service.
Applications are accepted each semester for evaluation and selection by the LLS Review Committee. Successful applicants will be required to show how their research or project proposal will be a true service-learning experience by indicating not only what they will do but also the engineering competencies to be learned through the service and the anticipated impact of the project.
Faculty members in the School of Engineering may suggest participation in the grant program to their students to encourage a relationship between the content of their classes and the community service of student engineers. A faculty member must sign all applications.
After completion of the service/research project, participants are required to complete a technical report, to write a personal reflection and to make a presentation to an engineering class or other group. Participation in the annual Stander Symposium is also expected.