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

Spring 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 Karen Boggs (x3284) in the Development Foundation Office with any questions or concerns.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is October 19, 2018. 

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


Grant Recipients

Fall 2018 SSUDF Grant Awards
Totaling $20,533.62

I Am First Gen Mentorship Program $1,750
Providing mentorship programming for first-generation college students and first-generation faculty/staff participants.

Calculus I Textbook $2,000
Students will assist professors with creating online textbooks and lecture notes for Calculus courses.

Weekend of Welcome: Party at the Library $2,000
Helping students familiarize themselves with the library and its services during Weekend of Welcome.

Grit-Ability $1,650
Providing campus counseling services to Summer Bridge to Success students through workshops, skill lessons, and health education objectives.

Shawnee Ambassador Program $2,000
Training and employing several SSU students to work special university functions and represent the university at events both on and off campus.

Sponsorship of Veterans Recognition Week $2,000
Purchasing supplies for the second annual Veterans Recognition Week to be held November 2018.

Weekend of Welcome "WOW" $2,000
Assisting the delivery of student programming for new and returning students' first weekend on campus for Fall 2018 semester.

Bears Care $1,000
Provides school supplies for incoming freshmen and assists with programming for Bear Pause sessions, teaching life lessons in time management, financial literacy, health education, and more.

Soup & Substance $1,000
Provides opportunity for monthly panelist and attendee discussions on several social and campus issues.

Financial Literacy Certification for Coordinator & Peer Mentors $900
Assists Student Business Center with providing trained coordinators and peer mentors with necessary education to assist in Financial Literacy programming.

Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series $1,000
Providing programming support to a speaker series of individuals sharing their own entrepreneurial experience with SSU students.

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.

Game ON! Game Design Student Support $1,333.62
Providing supportive academic sessions targeting all game design majors to boost retention and student success throughout the programs.

Virtual Business Personal Finance Simulator $900.00
To purchase an online software system that provides SSU students with a simulation to teach key personal finance concepts.