The 2023 application is now open! The submission deadline is Oct. 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Clay Grants are awarded to circles who seek to provide leadership and personal development opportunities on their campus through the circle.
Interested circles are strongly encouraged to attend the “Circle Programming” webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. EST, which will include information on applying for Clay Grants. Pre-registration is required.
Every year, O∆K provides ten or more grants with an average of $500 to help develop leadership programs on their campuses. Only circles that filed a 2022 annual report are eligible to apply for this program. In addition, two additional diversity, equity, and inclusion grants (up to $750 each) are dedicated to programs that support the leadership development of historically underrepresented and marginalized populations or seek to bring leaders together to address issues of racial and ethnic injustice in their campus community. Read more about promoting DEI efforts within circles here.
Clay and DEI Grants are intended only for new programs, or to add a new element to an existing program. Requests for funding which do not meet these criteria will not be considered.
OΔK has developed supplemental materials to assist circles in preparing to apply for Clay Grants:
- Review of Clay Grant Application Process
- Tips for Competitive Clay Grant Applications
- Testimonial from Emily Berry, Sigma Circle
OΔK uses Kaleidoscope to process Clay and DEI Grant applications. Click here to begin your application. Circles interested in applying may also schedule a time to speak with Jamie Bouldin, Director for Membership Services, or contact OΔK via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates for 2022-23:
Sept. 15, 2022: Clay and DEI Grant Applications Open
Oct. 30, 2022: Clay and DEI Grant Applications Close
Mid-December: Grant recipients announced via email
January 1, 2023: All grant programs may begin
Nov. 30, 2023: All grant program reports and reimbursement requests due
Circle Grants: Circles that have raised $10,000 or more for their circle through OΔK are eligible for a grant each year. Eligible circles are contacted directly by OΔK staff but must receive approval for the use of their funds. Circle Grants are available to the following circles for 2022-2023:
- Auburn University (Omega Circle) $1,000
- University of Richmond (Epsilon Circle) $750
- Washington and Lee University (Alpha Circle) $1,000
Have a question?
Contact Jamie Bouldin, Director for Membership Services, at email@example.com or (540) 458-5348, or the National Headquarters office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 458-5336.