Parents Council Grant Program

The UNH Parents Council awards grants to student organizations and individual students for projects that benefit scholarship, student learning, enhancement of UNH and the university community. The maximum award is $4,000 for student organizations and $1,000 for individual students. The awards are given only to proposals that are intended to have an impact on the university community and not typically undertaken by the university itself. Funds are often used as seed money or as matching money for projects. Because money for these awards is funded by endowments with gifts from UNH Durham undergraduate parents, the awards are only available to currently-enrolled UNH Durham undergraduate groups. Late submissions will not be accepted. The grants are awarded in December. Call 862-2053 for more information.

Facts and Requirements

Deadline: November 19, 2021. Submit the application and proposal to Sara Wilson sara.wilson@unh.edu.or deliver to the Dean of Students Office, G06, Thompson Hall.

Proposal Must Include

  • Application
  • No more than three pages of additional information including a detailed budget outlining specific proposed expenditures
  • List of all sources of support, financial and non-financial, and a specific dollar amount requested from the UNH Parents Council.
  • Approval of their appropriate dean or department chair to provide an administrative recommendation as a sponsor. Sponsors must sign and comment on the proposal being submitted.

Grant Writing Workshops

All Grant Writers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to consult with staff of the Connors Writing Center when developing proposals: Room 329 of the Dimond Library.

Connors Writing Center

Grant Criteria

The UNH Parents Council will be considering the following in evaluating submitted proposals: 

  • Overall quality and merit of proposal, how it affects student(s), UNH and the university community.
  • The number of students and other campus community members that will be directly and indirectly impacted by your proposal.
  • Specific efforts to bring the program or program results back to UNH and the university community.
  • Benefits to scholarship and/or student learning and/or enhancement of the quality of UNH, and the university community.
  • Long term impact of the proposal for the student(s), UNH and the university community.
  • Feasibility of accomplishing stated goals within the proposed time frame.
  • Serious efforts to obtain alternative/additional means of support.

Grant awards may not be used to fund salaries or stipends. Travel expenses will only be considered for student organizations if the proposal project will bring a benefit back to the UNH community.  Grants will not be awarded for personal travel in individual student applications.  The UNH Parents Council Grant Committee may decide to only award partial funding for a particular proposal.

Grant Award Archives

  • Association of Exercise Science Students (AESS) 
  • Beta Chapter of New Hampshire, Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Campous Recreation - Outdoor Adventures 
  • Campus Recreation 
  • Campus Recreation: Intramural Sports
  • Career Closet
  • Club Tennis 
  • Engineers Without Borders - Tanzania Project 
  • Hamel Recreation Center Sports Clubs 
  • Instructional Programs and outdoor Adventures Program 
  • LogSmarter
  • Mini Baja Team
  • Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society 
  • Sailing Club 
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 
  • Wave Powered Water Pump Senior Capstone 
  • Women's Club ice Hockey Team 
  • Wrestling Club
  • Alabaster Blue
  • Association of Exercise Science Students (AESS)
  • Campus Recreation Whittemore Center Arena 
  • CEPS Senior Capstone Design Project 
  • Civil Discourse Lab
  • Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts 
  • Engineers Without Borders 
  • FIRE
  • Makerspace at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center 
  • Office of International Students and Scholars 
  • UNH Baja Racing Team 
  • UNH Baseball Team
  • UNH Campus Recreation- Hamel Recreation Center 
  • UNH Campus Recreation- Sports Clubs 
  • UNH Chem-E-Car 
  • UNH Club Tennis Team 
  • UNH Dance Team 
  • UNH Fencing Team 
  • UNH Intramural Sports Program 
  • UNH LunaCats 
  • UNH Marketing and Advertising Club
  • UNH Men’s Club Hockey
  • UNH Men’s Wrestling Club
  • UNH Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society 
  • UNH Precision Racing Team 
  • UNH Sailing Team 
  • UNH Students for Global Health 
  • UNH Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 
  • UNH Symphony Orchestra 
  • UNH Women in Business
  • UNH Women’s Club Lacrosse 
  • UNH Women’s Club Rowing 
  • UNH Women’s Rugby 
  • UNH Women’s Softball 
  • UNH Woodsmens Team 
  • UNH Zoological Society 
  • Wave Powered Water Pump
  • Alabaster Blue A. Capppella
  • Autonomous Survace Vehicle Team
  • Beta Chapter of NH Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Do It Yourself (DIY) Engineering 
  • Engineers without Boarders
  • Formula Student (FSAE) Precision Racing Team
  • Model United Nations - Conference
  • Model United Nations - NYC
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Net Impact - UNH
  • QuadSat Swarm
  • Safe Drinking Water for Malawi, Africa
  • Student Armed Forces Association
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
  • The Civil Discourse Lab (CDL) 
  • UNH Sports Clubs
  • UNH Campus Recreation - Outdoor Adventures
  • UNH Campus Recreaton - Intramural Sports Program
  • UNH Chem-E-Car
  • UNH Dance Team
  • UNH Extra-Terrestrial Navigation Swarm (ET NavSwarm) 
  • UNH Fencing Club
  • UNH LunaCats
  • UNH Men's Rowing 
  • UNH Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • UNH Students w/o Borders/partnered with Eng. w/o Borders
  • UNH Women's Club Volleyball
  • UNH Woodsmen Team
  • Women in Business
  • Swipe It Forward
  • UNH Student Armed Forces Association (SAFA)
  • Campus Recreation
  • UNH Precision Racing
  • UNH Dance Team
  • UNH Luna Cats
  • UNH Makerspace
  • UNH Men’s Rowing
  • UNH Women’s Rowing
  • UNH Fencing Club
  • UNH Archery Club
  • UNH Winter Guard
  • UNH Model United Nations
  • UNH Chem-E-Car
  • UNH Women in Business
  • UNH Police Department
  • UNH Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Students Without Borders
  • UNH Extra Terrestrial Navigation Swarm
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)