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Hunter Watson Memorial Fund Grant

Grants to USA or St. Vincent and the Grenadines Youth to
Pursue and Implement Innovative Projects and Ideas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hunter’s Fund

Deadline Date:

06/15/20

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to USA or St. Vincent and the Grenadines youth, ages 16 to 26, to pursue innovative ideas and projects. Special consideration will be given to applications in the areas of music and performing arts, entrepreneurship, and computer science. Funding is intended to provide financial support to young people who demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm towards positive, new projects. Grant winners will be assigned a Mentor to encourage their progress and offer advice as needed.

The purpose of this Fund is to encourage young people to follow their dreams, to think outside the box and to pursue their greatest vision in life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183650

Number of Grants:

The number and amount of grants awarded depends on the quality and number of grant applications received, in addition to funds available.

Estimated Size of Grant:

All awards range from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Applicants must be at least 16 years old and not more than 26 at the time of submission of application
- Must be legal resident of the US or St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Must not be a direct family member or relative of Hunter Watson’s family, nor part of the Hunter Watson Founders Committee or Board of Directors

Note: Applicants’ GPA, community service, leadership roles or religious affiliation will neither benefit nor negatively impact their application. School transcripts are requested only as evidence that the applicant has attended school.

The following are a list of items that are not supported through this grant: new computers, music equipment, business development supplies (i.e. cards), membership in organizations, social media platforms, or obtaining patents before a project.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Deadlines are June 15 and November 15.
- Selected grantees are announced in August and January.

So that ideas can be funded as they emerge, applications are reviewed and accepted twice a year.

The Hunter’s Fund Grants Committee reviews all applications that meet the stated requirements. Each application is assigned a score for each response. Each reviewer’s scores are added together to achieve an overall ranking for the application. Therefore it is important to answer every question and submit 2 recommendations to achieve the highest score. The top recommended candidates are sent to Hunter’s Fund Board of Directors, who makes the final decisions. Applicants receiving the five highest scores may be asked to submit a 1 to 2 minute video to personally describe their project and passion.

FAQs:
https://www.hunterwatson.org/faq

Application Information:
https://www.hunterwatson.org/application

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.hunterwatson.org/here-did-you-hear

Email: grants@hunterwatson.org

Hunter Watson Fund
P.O. Box 326
McLean, VA 22101
703-448-0436‬‬

Grant Coverage Areas:

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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