Introduction
Leadership Mount Allison’s Grant Program provides short-term funding for co-curricular projects. These may be initiated by students, staff, faculty, or members of the Sackville community, for leadership development initiatives. Co-curricular projects provide experiential learning opportunities for students. They are intended to work in conjunction with, but independently of the academic curriculum. Co-curricular grants may be used to cover expenses related to leadership development projects, such as travel, photocopying, and other costs. This does not usually include wages or equipment purchase, although exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Adjudication Committee. To ensure that your application meets the project expectations of our program, please consult the 'Application Rubric' and our 'Vision, Mission, Goals, and Values' statement.
 
 
Selection Process
Selection is based on the following guidelines:

  1. Projects must demonstrate how students will be provided opportunities to advance student leadership competencies in one or more of the following areas:
           theoretical foundations of leadership;
           self-discovery and personal development;
           development of groups, organizations, and systems.
                      
  2. Projects which demonstrate integration, where applicable, with the University’s academic mission and which support leadership development across the Mount Allison community will be prioritized for funding.
      
  3. Projects must include opportunities for shared learning and community service, using methods such as public events, support for social causes, and communication of project-related information through web sites, videos, or other media.
     
  4. Projects must involve student initiative. This can be demonstrated by ensuring that students are involved in developing, planning, and implementing the project.
     
  5. Projects must have merit and must be workable.
       
  6. Priority is given to new applicants and new ideas.
      
  7. Priority is given to projects that benefit many students.

Guidelines for Conference-Related Projects
Many applications for curricular and co-curricular grants involve conference-related projects. To be considered for a grant, conference-related projects must offer opportunities for student leadership development. Priority is given to projects with the following features:

  1. The content of the conference has particular relevance to leadership development.
      
  2. The project includes significant student involvement in developing and planning the project.
      
  3. The conference includes presentations by students.
      
  4. The project includes opportunities for sharing the experience with others, after the event, by presenting the conference information to a Mount Allison or non-university group, using methods such as public events, publications, or creation of web sites.
      
  5. The project must involve additional funding sponsors, such as departmental funds, fund-raising initiatives, or self-funded components.
       
  6. Provide information of any past experience(s), academic or extra-curricular, which you feel enhances your value as a delegate to this event.

If you Receive a Grant
Leadership Mount Allison requires a report, providing a synopsis of the project, a financial report, and an evaluation of the project’s success from all grant recipients. The Report on Leadership Project must be submitted within one month of the end of the successful completion of the project. For information on how to be reimbursed for your project's expenses, please look under the 'Useful Links'.
 
 
Application Deadline
The grant competitions for 2015-2016 are now closed. Questions about the grants, the application procedure, or future competitions should be directed to the program director, Mr. Pierre Arsenault. Email: plarsenault@mta.ca.