Awards & Grants
The Barger Leadership Institute has created funding programs that support study abroad, global internships, and student initiated projects.
BLI student funding opportunities are for BLI Fellows only. Please note that first year fellows who have completed their Leadership Labs are eligible to apply for small grants, student projects, Global Internship Awards and the summer round of the Global Scholarship. Continuing fellows may apply for all BLI funding opportunities
BLI Global Scholarship – Winter 2016
Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
The Barger Leadership Institute Global Scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing rich educational and developmental experiences through a formal study abroad program. Special priority is given to programs in non-English speaking or developing countries. This award will provide limited financial assistance for tuition, airfare, or additional living expenses for studying abroad.
BLI Global Internship Award – Summer 2016
Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
The BLI Global Internship Award is designed to assist students who seek to explore the practice of leadership in a global context. We support internship experiences with significant leadership development components. Internships can either take place in another region of the world or within an organization having a global reach.
Student Project Proposal – Winter 2016 Deadline
Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
BLI Student Project funding is intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society. BLI Student Project funding provides BLI-affiliated students with grants up to $1,500 and other forms of support to launch medium to long-term team projects that address issues about which they are passionate.
BLI Small Grants - 2015-2016 Academic Year
BLI Small Grants are intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society. A rolling application deadline and a speedy review process will ensure the opportunity to support short-term projects or unexpected opportunities. The Small Grants program provides grants up to $200 to BLI-affiliated students to launch short-term projects or events that address issues about which they are passionate.