ETSU Elevates service grants

Creating a healthy, thriving region with opportunities for all

ETSU Elevates is an exciting new opportunity open to anyone willing to form a team and work together to create a healthy, thriving region with opportunities for all. ETSU is awarding $90,000 to support service projects aimed at improving the lives of the people of the Appalachian Highlands.

Anyone may apply for an ETSU Elevates service grant as long as they form a team with at least one member of the ETSU community (faculty, staff, students, organizations, departments, colleges) and surrounding community (individuals, non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools, civic groups etc.).

All applicants have an equal shot at an opportunity to pitch their service project ideas in front of a live audience. The audience will vote and choose who gets to elevate their project and our region.  ETSU will host five ETSU Elevates pitch competitions through April 2020. Before each event, five ETSU Elevates applications will be randomly drawn, and applicants selected will pitch their ideas to a live audience.

Each winning team will receive $5,000 toward their service project and must use social media and/or other storytelling methods to demonstrate how their idea “comes to life.” ETSU Elevates is not only going to transform our region, it will help us learn more about each other.

For the health and safety of our community, ETSU Elevates is currently on hold. Pitch competitions in March and April have been postponed. Check back for updates or sign up to receive email notifications. 

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