CE Scholarships and Funding
The MCCE provides mini-grants for students to support the completion of civic engagements projects on campus. Additional Civic Engagement funds are available for students and recent graduates in the form of scholarships and fellowships.
Civic Engagement Mini-Grant
The MCCE invites students to submit proposals for mini-grant funding for civic engagement projects. Funds are typically disbursed through a reimbursement process (students pay up front and must have a receipt in order to be reimbursed) and are allocated on a first-come, first served basis each semester. Reimbursement paperwork must be submitted to the director of the MCCE by December 1st for fall term expenses, February 1st for winter term expenses, and May 1st for spring term expenses. To apply, complete the following application. Applicants will typically be notified of their application's acceptance or decline within a week of application submission.
Tom McCall Scholarship
Awarded to select first-year undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences who show an interest in, and continue to engage in, civic engagement activities and public affairs, such as volunteer service, elections/campaigns, advocacy, awareness-raising, fundraising, and community organizing. Awards are renewable for one additional year. Application deadline is March 1st prior to the start of the academic year.
Dondero Internship Fellowship
Dondero Fellows take part in internships in government and public policy. Past fellowship winners have interned with congressional offices, with international organizations, and in local government offices. Winners of the fellowship receive amounts ranging from $100 to $1,500 to offset transportation costs, housing costs, and other costs that are necessary to take part in an internship. The Dondero Fellowship is open to current students of Pacific University and Pacific alumni up to two years after graduating.