Dean Richard McKaig Leadership Awards

Supporting student leadership

Named in honor of longtime Dean of Students Richard McKaig, these awards fund undergraduate and graduate student leadership activities at Indiana University Bloomington. Funds are awarded to individuals and/or student organizations in both the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility requirements

Registered student organizations and individuals who are members of registered student organizations are eligible to apply for the Dean Richard McKaig Leadership Awards.

Organizations or individuals who have received the award within the past three years are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

To apply for the Dean Richard McKaig Leadership Awards, you must complete the online application.

Required application materials, which you will upload to the online application form, include:

  • A one-page executive summary that describes what the leadership activity is and who is involved and provides a time frame for the project. Explain what you are asking for and what you will do with the funds.
  • A program description and need statement (no more than two pages) that clearly states your goals, objectives, related activities, outcomes for participants, and evaluation procedures. Be sure to include an explanation of why funds are necessary and the value of the activity or program. Consider what impact the activity or program will have on the university and how participants will be able to bring what they learn back to campus.
  • A line-item budget that explains how much money is being requested and how it will it be spent. If you are supplementing the award with funding from other sources, include a brief description of the organization(s) providing the supplemental funding.
  • Two letters of recommendation

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