Service Learning Grants

ACAMIS Service Learning Grants have been established to provide financial support for student initiatives in service learning in the ACAMIS host countries, China and Mongolia.



Criteria



ACAMIS Service Learning Grants have been established to provide financial support for student initiatives in service learning in the ACAMIS host countries, China and Mongolia.

Awards are made to individuals or groups that require students to:

  • Apply academic, social and personal skills to support and improve the community;
  • Make decisions that will lead to authentic outcomes;
  • Grow as individuals and increase community engagement;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community, and society; and
  • Demonstrate their abilities while and through helping others.

Grand Value



Up to $2,500 USD may be awarded to successful individuals or groups as determined by the ACAMIS Board.


Who Can Apply?


Applications will only be accepted from students who are enrolled in ACAMIS member schools and are supported by a faculty representative providing guidance to the individual or group carrying out the service learning project.


Application Process



Schools that are planning to apply for a Service Learning Grant should first register their intent by completing the Preliminary Notice Form. When the students are ready to make full Application, they can download the ACAMIS Service Learning Grant Application Form here. The proposal should be no more than 750 words. All sections of the Service Learning Grant Application Form need to be completed and may include supplementary and supporting information. When completing the application, it may be useful to refer to the description of criteria in Service Learning Criteria.

When completing the service learning proposal the applicant(s) should consider the following questions:
  • Why is the proposal meaningful service learning?
  • Why is this project important to me/the group?
  • How am I/we establishing and developing partnerships?
  • How can I/we monitor progress, determine success and reflect during the process?
  • For how long will the service learning project last?
  • What will the funds will be applied to in addressing the identified need?

Timeline



A completed ACAMIS Service Learning Grant Application Form must be sent to the ACAMIS Executive Officer eo@acamis.org no later than February 15, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

It will then be submitted to the Service Learning Review Committee. The ACAMIS Board of Directors will review the recommendations made by the Service Learning Review Committee and select recipients of the Award during the May Board meeting.




Winners of 2018 Service Learning Grants


Beijing World Youth Academy




"This is Stephanie from Beijing World Youth Academy. I am currently working on an art exhibition called Color strokes, which will display students’ original artworks, presenting the theme of migrant families and children. Along with the marathon project (Walkathon), my team and I are specifically aiming to raise more than 5000 RMB from the art exhibition to donate the profit to renovate bathroom facility in a migrant school. In addition to this project, in honor of receiving the grant from the ACAMIS, we are planning to do another project to support education in the same migrant school using the grant."

-- Stephanie, BWYA DP1 student, Service Award winner


"Service learning at Beijing World Youth Academy does not only stand alone as part of the IB programme requirement, it is also incorporated in units, where students connect their understanding of concepts and skills in a subject to service learning opportunities. This new learning experience helps students gain a much deeper understanding of how meaningful their service actions can be and become even more inspired to do more. Service learning contributes immensely to the development of the whole person at our school and it prepares these young learners to be responsible global citizens."

--Robert Wang, BWYA Secondary School Principal


Dulwich College Beijing





Other Winners


SchoolStudent Name(s)ProjectAmount Granted
Canadian International School of BeijingNicoleOrganized a Chinese debate tournamentUS$1,000
Keystone AcademyAlisa and AnnaCollected books and constructed a book corner to an organizationUS$2,500
Teda International SchoolYeRamBuilt libraries in disadvantaged schoolsUS$1,000


Past Award Winners

2016-17


School Student(s)ProjectAmount Granted
Dulwich College SuzhouIso

Promote literacy and education in hospital with Storytelling

US$1,500

Dulwich College SuzhouKate

Provide musical instruments at migrant schools

US$1,100

Nanjing International SchoolCatherine

Promote awareness of touch rugby in the local community

US$1,000

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Pudong CampusCostanza

Fundraising Make a Difference (MAD) Run for cancer research

US$1,000

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Pudong CampusPok Yin

Fundraising Solar Buddies to schools in Liberia

US$1,500


2015-16



School Student Name(s)

Project

Amount Granted
Dulwich College SuzhouCyril

"Inspire with Art" project for local HS students to display their artistic abilities

US$1,200

Dulwich College SuzhouJoo Eun

Furnish a music room for students at a school in Suzhou

US$1,500

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Pudong CampusLorenzo

Make a Difference (MAD) Run for cancer research

US$1,000

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai - Puxi CampusJiawen and others

Fundraising an orphanage at Ghana

US$2,500