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Deerfield Women’s Initiative Grant

Jill Schaffer – March 1, 2019

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.

2019 Timeline
Monday, April 1st: Grant Applications Due
Friday, April 5th: Grant Decisions Released
Friday, April 19th: Grant Acceptance Due back to Deerfield
September 2019: Receipts and Report Due

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

Please direct any questions to Jill Schaffer,