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Awards & Grants

The Barger Leadership Institute has created funding programs that support study abroad, global internships, and student initiated projects.  

Student Eligibility

BLI student funding opportunities are for BLI Fellows only. Please note that first year fellows who have completed their Leadership Labs are eligible to apply for small grants, student projects, Global Internship Awards and the summer round of the Global Scholarship. Continuing fellows may apply for all BLI funding opportunities

Student Project Proposal – Fall, 2017

Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 by 11:59PM

BLI Student Project funding is intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society.  BLI Student Project funding provides BLI-affiliated students with grants up to $1,500 and other forms of support to launch medium to long-term team projects that address issues about which they are passionate.

BLI Small Grants - 2017-2018 Academic Year

Deadline: Rolling

BLI Small Grants are intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society.  A rolling application deadline and a speedy review process will ensure the opportunity to support short-term projects or unexpected opportunities. The Small Grants program provides grants up to $200 to BLI-affiliated students to launch short-term projects or events that address issues about which they are passionate.

BLI Students may apply to each of the above funding opportunities through the BLI Online Application Site.