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Deerfield Women’s Initiative Summer Grant – Applications Due Sunday!

Jill Schaffer – March 29, 2018

Deerfield Women’s Initiative Summer Grant

The Deerfield Women’s Initiative is an alumnae-created opportunity to help current Deerfield young women explore career opportunities. This summer they are offering a grant of up to $2,500 to a current ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade female student who has a need for help covering expenses related to career exploration.

2018 Timeline
Sunday, April 1st: Grant Applications Due
Friday, April 6th: Grant Decisions Released

Expenses could include the following examples:
• cost of living expenses (housing, food, transportation, etc.) in order to take a volunteer internship
• grant money used to do research with a professor
• tuition for an exploratory summer program

Expenses would not cover general coursework or classes taken over the summer.
You must keep documentation or receipts for your expenses.
You must prepare a report of your summer experience to share with the grant founders at the end of the summer.

The application is available at:

Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Schaffer at