We know that our members are campus leaders, and we look to them to be engaged, contributing members of our Chapters. We have heard from some Chapter leaders about how inspiring and productive the Ignatian-focused leadership conferences are and how students network with other university leaders at these conferences. However, we also know that our universities can only fund a certain number of students to attend.
When a member donor approached us for a funding idea, we knew we wanted to help our student members attend these conferences. Thanks to funding from the Blessed Francis X. Seelos, C.Ss.R, Fund, Alpha Sigma Nu administers the Seelos Grant, founded to promote Ignatian-inspired student leadership.
The Seelos Grants remove financial barriers to student AΣN members who wish to participate in these Ignatian leadership programs. The Grants provide funding for student members to attend with the intention that they enhance their skills as Chapter and campus leaders, change-makers, and Jesuit collaborators. Student members can apply for a grant to cover the costs of programs in line with the mission of AΣN. Grants may cover conference fees, room and board, and transportation. See the application for more information. See more information about international travel here.
Approved conferences and applications for the 2024 grants will be made available in early 2024.