Supported by Paul '62 and Judy Leonard, the Leonard Fund Grant supports Davidson College students' summer service projects, community internships, service travel, or community project development.

The grant currently provides up to $3,500 in funds to support summer internships, projects, or experiences. 

Applications (consisting of two parts as detailed on our Grants and Funding Opportunities page) are available in spring only: 

  • Early Due Date: Sunday, February 23, 2025, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Final Due Date: Sunday, March 31, 2025, at 11:59 p.m.

Explore Past Recipients' Projects

Steve Mirabello '25

Internship with Read Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Summer 2023

"This summer, the Leonard Grant supported my internship at Read Charlotte, a community initiative dedicated to improving early childhood literacy in Mecklenburg County."

Bess Pridgen '24

Internship with the American Federation for Teachers (AFT)
Washington, D.C.
Summer 2022

"I got so many reminders to not stop fighting to make things better for the people who depend on us, and that as long as that happens, progress will come. "