Sigma Alpha Mu Jewish Endeavors Initiative
Grant Program from the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation
Loyal fratres and friends of Sigma Alpha Mu have created the Jewish Endeavors Initiative to provide chapters and members with funding for activities that promote Jewish life on campus, educate students on Jewish matters, and foster an understanding of Jewish issues. Grants are available to Sigma Alpha Mu chapters/provisional chapters, undergraduate members of Sigma Alpha Mu, and to campus organizations partnering with Sigma Alpha Mu chapters/provisional chapters. Any chapter/provisional chapter that is interested in promoting Jewish life on campus and increasing understanding of the heritage of our Founders is encouraged to apply.
Grants from Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation’s Jewish Endeavors Fund can support: Shabbat dinners/observances, holiday celebrations, educational programs for students, charitable and community service projects for Jewish causes, and scholarships for students to attend educational programs or conferences sponsored by Jewish organizations.
The maximum grant to a chapter/provisional Chapter is $500, and the maximum scholarship to an individual is $250. In order to best benefit the most chapters, only one grant per chapter/provisional chapter and one grant to an individual from that chapter, per academic year, is permitted. Grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the funds available are limited.
As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation can only fund programs that support leadership development, the furtherance of religion, community service, and scholarship. By applying for a grant you agree to use any funds received for programs consistent with these purposes.
The lead gift to create this endowment was provided by Fra Barry Epstein, Purdue, '58, and alumnus of the Sigma Eta Chapter. Fra Epstein is a past director of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation.