CASA encourages applicants to seek funding from other sources, and welcomes all qualified applicants to participate in its programs. It is to each applicant's benefit to apply for other sources of funding to subsidize the cost of the CASA program. Some of these programs may have fall application deadlines, and it is best to investigate these sources BEFORE preparing to submit your CASA application.
The following are just a few examples of alternate sources of funding:
Contact the appropriate representative at your university or college for more details regarding these funding opportunities.
Other avenues to pursue:
- Contact the appropriate financial aid office at your home university or college to determine if your institution can help offset your program fees.
- The Rotary Foundation and local clubs offer scholarships for graduate study and for professionals in designated fields. You can check their website to find clubs near you and to determine your eligibility.
- The Volunteer Forever Travel Scholarship offers $500 awards that can be applied to your program fee, travel insurance, or other trip expenses. The scholarship is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the European Union and can be applied for in the fall and spring. They offer funding for study abroad programs, but you can also mention that there is a volunteer component of our program. (CASA Without Borders involves community based learning projects or internships which offer fellows the opportunity to pursue long term projects outside of the classroom setting, and help immerse them in the local culture and society. See CASA I Program description for more details.)