Deadline to Submit Spring for Success Microgrant Proposals Extended to Jan. 31

The deadline to submit entries for upcoming Spring for Success microgrants has been extended until Jan. 31.

Delta State University students, faculty, and staff with a project that needs funding and that benefits Delta State are encouraged to submit a proposal for Delta State University Foundation’s second annual Spring for Success online giving day.

Any topic will be accepted for consideration, so long as it will somehow make a positive impact on DSU.

If you have a worthwhile project that will cost up to $5,000 to complete, submit a simple proposal of one page or less to James Forte’, annual fund director, via email at jforte@deltastate.edu by 5 PM on Jan. 31.

Three projects will be chosen for funding based on the attached guidelines.

When the three winning proposals will be announced: the week of Feb. 3.

The second annual Spring for Success online giving day will be held on March 19.

What could the proposals be? Last year, the three projects chosen for sponsorship came from Athletics, which replaced the Statesman mascot suit; the Social Work Department, which replaced equipment for a Virtual Dementia Tour®; and the University Police, which replaced its bulletproof vests.

Funding for year two remains the same as from year one. Each sponsored project will be expected to raise $2,500, with help from Communications and Marketing. Each sponsored project that does so will get that $2,500 matched by the DSU Foundation—so have $5,000 to spend. And the project that raises the most money will receive an additional $1,000—meaning $6,000 total.

(Additional money raised beyond the $2,500 for each project will go to the General Scholarship Fund.)

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