William and Mary

Summer Grants

The Sharpe Community Scholars and Community Studies Programs, in conjunction with the Charles Center, offer $3,000 grants to Sharpe and Community Studies students who wish to conduct research that is integrated with community and public service. Students must design and carry out seven full-time weeks of research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. To be eligible, applicants must be continuing students (i.e., not graduating seniors) in good academic standing. Recipients must agree to blog about their research on theCharles Center Summer Scholarship blog: and must present their findings during the fall of 2014.

Sharpe students may build upon the work they did during their freshman year in the program, but are not required to do so. Students may also propose projects that draw heavily on library research, interviews, surveys, and so forth. Summer grants may be used on campus or elsewhere, in the United States or abroad, and when involving human subjects must attain Student IRB approval in order to be eligible for funding. Students who conduct research projects at William & Mary and/or for community agencies located in Williamsburg will be eligible for free dormitory housing.

Freshman and former Sharpe Community Scholars, and now, Community Studies minors are eligible to apply.


To learn more about funding opportunities for engaged scholarship, please contact Monica Griffin at 757-221-2495.