Alumni Leadership Grant guidelines and eligibility
Application Requirements and Deadline
Applicants must submit all the following materials by January 11, 2019:
- A completed application, which includes the following documents
- Two (2) recommendation letters, emailed directly from recommenders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Top alumni ages 18–26 who have appeared on the From the Top radio show, been part of From the Top’s See the Music videos, or have participated in The Center for the Development of Arts Leaders (Boston) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
If you are not a From the Top alum but are interested in applying, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
November 16, 2018 Application opens
January 11, 2019 Application closes
Week of February 25, 2019 Award results announced
June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 Granting period
June 14, 2020 Final reports due
Upon acceptance, grantees will be paired with a member of the From the Top education staff to advise them throughout the granting period. With their advisor, recipients will establish benchmarks and deadlines, meeting on a regular basis to review the status of the project, budget, and documentation.
Funding Restrictions and Grant Disbursement
Applicants must submit a budget proposal with their application, detailing the potential use of grant funds. Please be aware of the following funding restrictions:
Eligible expenses include
- artist/performer honoraria
- travel and lodging
- audio/visual services
- photography or video recording/editing
- venue and equipment rental
Ineligible expenses include
- staff/teacher salaries and/or stipend (including yourself)
- artist commissions
- school fees
If you are unsure if an expense is eligible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Documentation and Evaluation
Grantees will be asked to document their projects through photos, videos, and written reflection, to capture and share their learning. The grantee’s From the Top advisor will assist recipients in refining your documentation and presentation plan.
Upon completion, grantees will be required to submit a final report including a reconciled budget, photo/video documentation, and evaluation of impact.
The Alumni Leadership Grant is generously funded by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation.