Earn Funds for Your Chapter Events with a Project Grant

Project GrantEvery year chapters embark on various projects in support of our Society’s mission: encouraging interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; promoting all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; and fostering literacy. Did you know that your chapter could be eligible to receive funding from Sigma Tau Delta to support you in your ventures? Every year Sigma Tau Delta awards a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities.

Take a look at the 2016-2017 Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant recipients’ accounts of their experiences to see what opportunities may be available for you.


Running a Creative Writing Competition for Elementary and Secondary Students

SSettlemiresSherrell Settlemires
2016-2017 Project Grant Recipient
Alpha Omicron Delta Chapter, Chapter Sponsor
Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS

The Alpha Omicron Delta Chapter promoted writing in their local primary and secondary schools by hosting a creative writing contest.

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Purchasing Tutoring Resources for Adult English-Language Learners

Rebecca LartigueRebecca Lartigue
2016-2017 Project Grant Recipient
Alpha Omicron Xi Chapter, Chapter Sponsor
Springfield College, Springfield, MA

The Alpha Omicron Xi Chapter used their Project Grant to foster literacy and encourage interest in literature and the English language in their community by purchasing tutoring materials for The Gray House, a local non-profit that helps adult students learn English.

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Establishing a Little Free Library

Amber BeauchampAmber Beauchamp
2016-2017 Project Grant Recipient
Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter, Treasurer
University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus, Oakwood, GA

The Alpha Upsilon Phi Chapter fostered literacy and promoted literature through their establishment of a Little Free Library for their community.

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Welcoming English Students to the Real World

Elaine MenshoffElaine Menshoff
2016-2017 Project Grant Recipient
Alpha Pi Xi Chapter, Chapter Sponsor
Rutgers University—New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ

The Alpha Pi Xi Chapter encouraged interest in literature and the English language with its inaugural Welcome to the Real World networking event, bringing working professionals with English degrees to students studying English.

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Sigma Tau Delta Project Grants

Sigma Tau Delta’s Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society. The Society will award a limited number of grants, for no more than $500 each, to support local chapter activities. Funds may be requested for separate projects or for parts of larger projects, and chapters should explore ways to use Project Grants in combination with funds secured from other sources. Funds may be requested for ongoing projects, but there is no guarantee that projects funded during one grant period will receive funding in future grant periods.

Winning chapters may also receive up to $350 in travel assistance for sending at least one student representative to the annual convention to participate in a workshop and/or roundtable. Winning chapters are encouraged to share a chapter exhibit at the convention.

Applications must be complete and received by November 6. No late submissions will be accepted. Award winners will be notified by November 15, with one-half of the awarded funds available immediately; the other half when a final project report is filed.

Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant Resources

Past Project Grant Reports


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