Funding and Resources for Students
Community Service/Service-Learning Student Grant Programs at Purdue:
- The Community Service/Service-Learning Student Grant Program, facilitated by Purdue's Office of Engagement, provides grants to Purdue students or student organizations for community service projects.
- The program fosters the expansion of community service involvement including Service-Learning and experiential learning opportunities by Purdue students in partnership with communities, non-profit agencies, schools, and governmental bodies.
- The University will fund projects/services that will encourage students to become involved in community life by assisting in solving problems or providing a service while utilizing their education and expertise. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to expand their learning environment.
- Grant amounts range from $100 to $500 for an individual or a maximum of $1500 for a team or organization.
- Grant guidelines and application are available for download here.
- For more information, contact the Office of Engagement administrative assistant.
- Useful documents:
Resources for Service-Learning:
- Action Without Borders
A premier website for finding service projects in your community.
- Boiler Volunteer Network
The purpose of Boiler Volunteer Network (BVN) is to provide a volunteer clearinghouse on campus to connect Purdue University students, faculty, staff, and retirees with community service and campus volunteer opportunities and to create and implement a variety of service experiences.
- Break Away
This website gives you opportunities to serve during school breaks.
- Campus Compact
This website contains everything you need to know about Service-Learning on campus.
- Center for Instructional Excellence
The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) promotes instructional excellence at Purdue University by serving as a catalyst to advocate, develop, and implement continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
- Corporation for National and Community Service
EPICS is a unique program in which teams of undergraduates are designing, building, and deploying real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in Fall 1995.
- Global Volunteers
This website shows you how you can serve while you travel the world.
- Habitat for Humanity
This website will help you find Habitat for Humanity building opportunities in your community.
- National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
This website has a large array of Service-Learning information, K-Higher Education.
- Service-Learning - Student's Guide & Journal
This website offers the "Service-Learning - Student's Guide & Journal" for working with students, K-12.
- Visitor Information/Community Relations
- Volunteer Match
Excellent website for finding service projects in your community.