The IEEE-HKN Student Chapter Support Fund has been established to create and enhance the resources, training, and programs every Chapter needs to be a strong, well-supported Chapter. John McDonald, Beta Chapter, and his wife, Jo-Ann, provided the first gift in support of this dedicated Fund that provides HKN the mechanism to begin a Chapter Grant program and a supplemental Chapter coaching program.

Active University Chapters in good standing can apply for one grant in the amount of US $250 at a time.  The objective of this program is to support your Chapter as you create and implement activities such as community service, academic support, or Chapter-building activities.  Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funds will be remitted during the month following approval of the application by the IEEE-HKN Chapter and Ritual Committee.

Activities or Projects Likely to be Funded:

  • Supplies for community service or academic support events
  • Supplies for chapter community-building events
  • Activities involving multiple IEEE-HKN Chapters
  • Activities supported by a Chapter’s Regional Governor
  • Space/table rental

Activities or Projects Unlikely to be Funded:

  • Items that benefit a single individual (e.g. awards, food, etc.)
  • Items that are not directly in support of IEEE-HKN’s mission or objectives
  • Fines and late fees
  • Honoraria
  • Entry fees for participation of specific/individual teams at competitions
  • Any expenses related to HKN Student Leadership Conference attendance
  • Commercial promotion activities
  • Construction or building renovations

Chapter Officers: After reviewing all the details below, log in with your IEEE credentials to access the grant application

Applying for a Grant

  • Grant applications are being accepted on a rolling basis
  • Only active University Chapters in good standing will be considered as recipients.  Established criteria for determining what constitutes an “active” Chapter as defined in the IEEE-HKN Process Manual will apply.
  • A Chapter may receive one grant at a time
  • The IEEE-HKN Chapter & Ritual Committee will review all proposals and final reports
  • Grant money will be remitted during the month following approval
  • Grant money will be paid out via PayPal

Responsibilities for Grant Recipients

Each Chapter that receives a Chapter Support Grant will be required to file a final report

  • Reports will include photos, detailed evaluation of the program, expenses (receipts), number of members and non-members impacted, volunteers involved, hours of service, and impact of the program
  • Each Chapter will submit a 2-3 minute video with the report
  • Post-grant reports are due within 30 days after the approved activity or project is completed
  • Any Chapter that has not submitted a post-grant report is prohibited from applying for another grant until the previous report is filed

Chapter Support Grant Program Showcase

  • A Grant Program Showcase will be presented at the annual IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference
  • Chapter Leaders shall present their projects, share the experience and impact of their projects.
  • IEEE-HKN will establish a playlist on the IEEE-HKN YouTube Channel to host and make available the showcase and individual Chapter videos.
  • Donors will be recognized during this event and on the final video.

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