Give to Shawnee State University

For over twenty years, the Shawnee State University Development Foundation has awarded grants to a range of academic departments, in part funding nearly 400 projects to enhance research, academic programming, and student life at Shawnee State University.

Apply for Grants

Fall 2019 Application for Grants

The Development Foundation Grants Program has been expanded to include both fall and spring cycles. The spring cycle of awards will fund projects from July 1 – December 31 and the fall cycle will fund projects from January 1 – June 30.

SSUDF Grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $2,500 per project. The scope of awards has been broadened to include student programming enhancement, recruitment and retention, facilities and student residence innovation, campus enhancement and green initiatives, and entrepreneurism and social impact.

Please contact Chris Moore (x3082) in the Office of Alumni & Community Engagement with any questions or concerns.

How to Apply

The Fall 2019 application Period is now closed. Grant recipients for Fall 2019 will be announced in the coming months.

SSUDF Grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $2,500 per project.


Grant Recipients

Spring 2019 SSUDF Grant Awards
Totaling $17,680

Allied Health Science Students Practicing Teamwork Today for Professional Practice Tomorrow: An Interprofessional Education Event | $1,000
The annual Allied Health Science Interprofessional Education event for all 2nd-year Allied Health Science students.

Summer Coding Camp | $1,250
Providing support towards enrollment fees for campers attending upcoming summer coding camp.

Weekend of Welcome: Party at the Library | $2,000
The annual Party at the Library held during Weekend of Welcome serves as an introduction to campus and its library services.

The Shawnee Experience | $1,500
An on-campus recruitment weekend - allowing prospective students the opportunity to stay on campus, engage with current students, and discover more about SSU.

Earn Your CLawS in Clinical Laboratory Science at SSU | $500
An on-campus recruitment, community engagement, and service opportunity for MLT students at SSU to introduce Clinical Laboratory Science to surrounding high school and career technical center students.

SUMS Math Competition | $1,500
The Shawnee State University Math Society (SUMS) Math Competition encourages participation from local high school and middle school students for a quiz bowl-style competition.

Build a 3D Printer | $1,650
Providing support for the Kricker Innovation Hub to host COSI in their facility to complete a 12-hour, multi-session program to guide participants through the assembly of a 3D printer.

Public Safety Community Policing Activities | $1,500
Providing funding for equipment replacement as well as programming support for the upcoming Campus Safety Week in 2019.

The Natural Sciences & Mathematical Sciences in Local Schools | $2,000
Providing means for faculty and students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematical Sciences departments to visit and promote SSU in the regional local school districts.

Celebrating Dual-Credit & CCP Students | $2,280
Providing an opportunity to host current Dual-Credit and College-Credit Plus students on campus during the first day of the 2019 Celebration of Scholarship Conference.

STEM Outreach: Manufacturing on the Move to Regional Schools & Events | $1,500
Transporting the Manufacturing on the Move trailer to several regional schools for STEM outreach programs and events.

SSU High School Basketball Shootout | $1,000
Providing event support to host 20 high school basketball teams to compete in tournament games in the Waller Gymnasium and also receive an introduction to SSU's campus.