The Community Academic Service
Entrepreneur (CASE) grant competition is offered in the United States, United
Kingdom, Germany, India, Latin America, the Caribbean, South Africa,
Countries of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe
to students whose proposals represent the most innovative and promising ways
to serve the community while applying what is learned in the classroom to
these projects .
winner of this competition in the United States receives a "grant package"
with funding to implement the proposal, a scholarship for the student after
the project is successfully completed, a stipend to the faculty advisor, Certificates
of Merit for the student and a Certificate of Distinction for the faculty advisor.
The project summaries are published on this website. The amount of funding is adjusted to
accommodate the local economy of a country.
Who qualifies to apply for a CASE
An applicant for a CASE grant must be a full-time student, propose an
innovative academic service learning project, get a community partner, get a
faculty member as an Advisor to oversee the project and submit an application
over ServiceBook. The winner (s) keep a running account of project activities
and write a summary report at the conclusion of the project. The Faculty
member also submits a short report at the conclusion of the project. Student is encouraged to submit a video and
Restrictions on the use of CASE
CASE grants are only to be used to implement the project. The
use of grant funds must be directly related to the needs of a project, such
as supplies, space or equipment rentals, etc. Funds may not be used
for expenditures that primarily benefit the winning student, such as
stipends, travel or tuition. The faulty stipend is to be used for the
enhancement of this project and connecting education to community service.
How can I apply for a CASE grant?
After you register on ServiceBook, you will see a link at the top: Apply for
CASE. Follow that link to the application. Be sure to select your school or association
host from the drop-down list.