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Barfield Fund for Community Based Independent Work

Awards grants to facilitate independent research for the senior thesis or junior paper (where appropriate) in partnership with the community.

Application Information

Applications are available from the Community-Based Learning Initiative and are accepted on a rolling basis.

Trisha Thorme
Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI)
Phone: (609) 258-6986

Class of 1978 Foundation

Awards limited number of stipends, up to $2000 per recipient, to selected undergraduate and graduate students interested in summer projects providing service to others.

Application Information

Applications are available at the Alumni Council (Maclean House). Candidates are required to submit a personal information form and essay.

Class of 1991 Fund

Established to fund senior thesis research and independent work as well as community service summer internships for undergraduates in good standing. Thesis research can take place during the summer of the academic year. Awards are limited to amounts up to $500.

Application Information

Application forms are available through the Alumni Council (Maclean House).

Application Deadlines: December 1 and March 31

Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund

Provides financial support to Princeton undergraduates pursuing public or community service endeavors. The summer internship may be domestic or international.

Application Information

Applicants must submit a summer project proposal and budget, a statement of no more than one page explaining how the summer project reflects the applicant’s commitment to public or community service, a resume, a letter of recommendation, and a letter of support from the facilitating organization.

Application Deadline: Mid-March

Fred Fox ’39 Fund

Offers support to academically-oriented projects, including projects that may have a service component. In general, the maximum grant is $1,000.

Application Information

Applications are accepted beginning in September, with two deadlines during the academic year. You may apply at other times if your project requires funding on a different schedule.

Application Deadlines: December 1 and March 15


Office of Religious Life
27 Murray-Dodge Hall

Liz Duffy ’88 Community Service Award

Provides small grants from $100 to $500 to currently-enrolled undergraduates interested in pursuing domestic service projects either during the summer or during a semester away from school.

Application Information

Awards will be made once a year in March. Applications are available in the Pace Center Office and on the Pace website.

David Brown, Student Volunteers Council
phone: (609) 258-1810

Martin A. Dale ’53 Summer Awards

Provides financial support to enable a small number of sophomores to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for growth, foster independence and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen some area of special interest. The awards carry a taxable stipend of $3000.

Application Information

Applications are available in all five Residential

College offices and must be returned by February. Students are notified of the results in March.

Deans or Directors of Studies in the Residential Colleges

International Internship Program (IIP)

Students taking unpaid positions abroad can apply to the IIP for a stipend on the basis of the internship’s relevance to the student’s academic interests and personal development. Stipends are drawn from several funds established exclusively for international internships and earmarked for particular kinds of placements: cross-Cultural and interfaith understanding; Latin American region; and public service – education, health, human rights, environment – particularly in countries where a language other than English must be used. Applications will be accepted to fund internships in any geographic region and in both profit and non-profit sectors.

Application Information

Summer Work Study

Federal Work Study funds are available to financial aid students who have work study included in their awards and plan to work for a non-profit organization during the summer. Earnings are determined according to expected summer earnings and the length of internship.

Application Information

Contracts are available from the Student Employment Office. The agreement between Princeton and a non-profit agency must be returned by early May.

Contact: Student Employment Office