Community Project Fund
The Institute's Community Project Fund provides financial support for student service learning community projects that are assigned within their approved course of study.
Established in 2008 through the generosity of a bequest, and gifts made in honor of, former faculty member Karen Wolf, more than 90 projects have been funded thus far. Some examples of our students' projects:
Less Stress is Best
A study of aggression in preschoolers before and after a presentation on emotions.
Holiday Gift Bags for People in Recovery
Toiletries, winter clothing, and health-awareness flyers were put into a gift bags and delivered to the stabilization unit of an addiction center.
Students brought over two dozen baby animals through the Barn Babies program to the Zelma Lacey Assisted Living in Charlestown to lift the residents' spirits.
Biomechanics Focus Groups
A focus group was held with adults over the age of 50 to determine what walking challenges they were facing. Data was collected in the Biomotion lab using an 8-camera system.
Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
A 6-week support group was held for caregivers of stroke survivors, with pre- and post-group testing for stress.
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at Chelsea Village
Students held a semiweekly six-week Arthritis-Foundation-certified exercise class at Chelsea Village.
Any student enrolled in a degree or certificate program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Awards are limited to $150.00 per application and per project (multiple students may not apply for funding for the same group project).
To Apply for Community Project Funding
- Physical Therapy students: Apply to the Department of Physical Therapy
- All other students: Complete and submit the online application