2021 Service learning grant

The 2022 Service Learning Grant is an award for participants or Site Leaders who complete projects based on their Service in the Spring.


Service Learning forms a key part of ASB’s mission. ASB trips emphasize not only the service performed in other communities, but also the increased self-awareness that occurs through reflection and interactions with others.



Service Learning entails:

  • Reflecting on the nature of service and on the role of students in the communities both at their ASB sites and at home

  • Understanding worldviews that may challenge currently held ideas or beliefs

  • Increasing self-awareness through interactions with fellow participants and the culture and/or environment of the site


ASB integrates service learning into its trips through reflections that allow participants to discuss issues and experiences from their service and human interactions and through pre-trip and post-trip activities with site leaders to build a greater understanding of particular sites and of the service performed.

2022 Service Learning Grants

Baireuther Grant

  • Value: $200

  • Requirements:

    • Research-based paper

    • Must lead one night of reflections on your trip

    • Must have a faculty advisor or community partner

    • Must include one interactive element (survey, interviews, observations, event, etc)

  • 4 phases 

    • phase 1 (January): confirm faculty advisor/community partner & update project plan

    • phase 2 (February): meet with Service Learning Chair & sign grant contract

    • phase 3 (March): revisions & peer editing post-trip

    • phase 4: submit project by April 1st

Creative Grant

  • Value: $50

  • Requirements:

    • Open-ended creative project

    • Photography, video, poetry, writing, research, etc

    • Must lead one night of reflections on your trip

    • must relate to service learning in some way

  • Submit project by April 1st 

Applications Open: Monday, November 22nd 

LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0d-ma_gnAyJfRdjbo0oIH7SRD3pacyc2euh72WKHg5_IR4Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Grant Writing Workshops: TBD (during finals weeks)

Thursday, December 9th 6:00-7:30pm
zoom link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/7286433113

Applications Due: Sunday, January 9th at 11:59 PM EST

Applicants will be notified: Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Contact Julia with any questions: altbreak.servicelearning@gmail.com