Toggle navigation Overview College and Career Readiness Community Service Project Fund Community Service Project Fund FAQs Apply for Funding Questions/Contact The NSLC is proud to be the official College and Career Readiness Sponsor of the National Honor Society. College and Career ReadinessWe’re joining forces with the National Honor Society to help students and their parents prepare for college. The College and Career Readiness Webinar series will provide you with a wealth of knowledge on the college planning and application process. For more information visit www.nhs.us/webinars. Upcoming Webinars Date It’s Never too Early to Think About Getting Ready for College February 18, 2021, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET How to Prepare for College AND a Future Career? March 10, 2021, 7:00–8:00pm ET College Transition (Part 1): Conversation With Current College Students March 25, 2021, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET College Transition (Part 2): You’re Accepted! Now What? April 8, 2021, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET Personal Branding and Resume Building April 21, 2021, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET Announcing the NSLC Community Service Project FundAt the NSLC, we believe leaders are powerful agents for change. That’s why we’re excited to announce the creation of a special fund to provide students with seed money for service projects in their communities. Grants from the fund are available to NHS, NJHS, and National Student Council chapters. Community Service Project Fund FAQsWho may apply for the grant? All National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council affiliates, both domestic and international, are eligible to apply for this grant. Each affiliate should only submit one application per calendar year. What sort of projects are eligible for the grant? The sky’s the limit in terms of your project. The NSLC and NHS both believe in the value of setting lofty goals and encourage you to pursue projects that will create the greatest good for your community. The project should be local enough that your chapter members can participate in the implementation of the initiative. What is the range of dollar amounts available for each grant? Awards will range from $500 to $2500 and will be awarded based on the merit of the application. We encourage chapters to apply for only what they need to complete the project so that as many awards as possible can be distributed. Can we apply for partial funds? Yes, if you have a large project and plan to request funds from multiple sources, you can request an amount that does not cover your entire anticipated project. When are applications due and when are awards distributed? This fund will have three separate application and dispersal periods throughout the year. The dates are as follows: 1st Grant Period Due Date Applications Open January 4, 2021 Applications Closed February 4, 2021 Awards Dispersed February 20, 2021 Community Service Project to be completed by May 1, 2021 Project summary due to the NSLC June 1, 2021 2nd Grant Period Due Date Applications Open February 21, 2021 Applications Closed April 1, 2021 Awards Dispersed May 1, 2021 Community Service Project to be completed by August 1, 2021 Project summary due to the NSLC September 1, 2021 3rd Grant Period Due Date Applications Open June 1, 2021 Applications Closed September 1, 2021 Awards Dispersed September 20, 2021 Community Service Project to be completed by December 1, 2021 Project summary due to the NSLC January 1, 2022 What is required in the project summary? At the completion of your project, the NSLC would love to be able to see what wonderful work you have done in your community. You will need to provide the following within 30 days of completing your project: List of participants, including chapter/council members involved, other volunteers from your school, community members, etc. Total number of estimated service hours logged for the project by participants Brief reflection piece on the success of your project 3-5 minute video highlighting the project to be shared on social media Links to any project photos and videos shared on school channels How detailed does the budget proposal need to be? We will post a sample budget proposal here in January 2021. Please check back then. Apply for FundingClick here to apply online Questions/ContactIf you have any questions about our Community Service Project Fund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.