Incubator Grants

The Honor, Leadership, and Service Incubator program was created to give UMW students the resources to enhance honor, leadership, and service on campus.

Students are invited to apply for small grants ($50 up to $1000 or even more for a large, ambitious project) to fund projects which impact the lives of their fellow students, preparing them for a fulfilling life beyond college. The goal is to fund new activities and expand existing ones that give students opportunities for developing leadership, supporting and engaging our community, and considering ethical obligations to others.

These grants will enable students to be innovative in creating new programs. They may use the funding to buy supplies and equipment, arrange transportation, advertise and recruit, etc.

Funding for this effort is funded through a UMW First Campaign gift from Steve and Donna Sheehan Gladis ’68, who say “The new Incubator Fund is a good way to help launch new ideas, promote leadership skills, and generate future innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Incubator grants are available to all UMW students, graduate or undergraduate, individually or to unaffiliated groups, SAE/ICA recognized and departmentally recognized clubs and organizations.


Grant requests will be considered on the following criteria:

  1. Extent of benefit to the community
  2. Stewardship of Resources
  3. Educational benefits to student participants
  4. Leadership benefits to organizer
  5. Extent to which the proposal expands opportunities for UMW students


An incubator grant paid helped students found Canine Companions for Independence at UMW.

An incubator grant helped students fund Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) at UMW.

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • Projects may not be for profit.
  • Only students currently enrolled and in good standing may apply

To apply, fill out the application form on Orgsync at: