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Hunter Watson Memorial Fund Grant

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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Hunter Watson Memorial Fund

Deadline Date:

11/15/18 Midnight


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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and St. Vincent youth (ages 16 to 25) to pursue their innovative ideas and projects. Funding is intended to provide financial support to young people who demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm towards positive, new projects.

While the application process is open to any innovative idea or project, special consideration will be given to applications in the areas of Music and Performing Arts, Computer Science and Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

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. The HBW Fund will provide assistance to students who have a real passion: whether it be music, performing arts, academics, computer science and technology, and have a financial need in order to explore their goals.

Grant winners will be assigned a Mentor to encourage their progress and offer advice as needed.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183650

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications for more than $5,000 will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any person between the ages of 16 and 25 being a legal resident of the US or St. Vincent with a passionate interest in something but not having the financial resources to explore that passion is eligible.

Applicants need not be in school, do not require community involvement nor any religious affiliation.

Family members and relatives of Hunter Watson’s family and the Founders Committee are not eligible for these Grants.

Also, funding is not provided for existing programs or educational financial assistance.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates - Please note that the following dates are subject to change without notice.

- Grant applications due – 12 AM midnight EST on Friday June 15, 2018 and Thursday November 15, 2018
- Grants announced – 5 PM on Friday August 30, 2018 and January 30, 2019
- First 6 month update report due to HBW – January 30, 2019 and July 30, 2019.

Grant Applications go through a two-step evaluation process by members of the Grants Committee of the Hunter Watson Memorial Fund Founders Committee. Their decisions are final. Grant Awardees will be notified within 60 days of the application deadline.

If an applicant is not selected, they will not be notified of grant decisions or offered recommendations for improvements.

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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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