Laspa Center Grants and Awards

The Laspa Center for Leadership distributes grant funding annually to support opportunities that demonstrate leadership in action. All eligible opportunities must clearly align with the mission of the Laspa Center for Leadership and distinguish themselves according to the Center’s core values of leadership, creativity, integrity, and service. These grants are fundamentally intended to promote leadership development through experiential learning.


We Act Grant

We Act Grants support a self-designed project or an underfunded experience that transforms knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrates creative and effective problem-solving; establishes community partnerships; and produces a positive impact. Students are encouraged to consider opportunities in industries that can benefit from increase diverse representation. Learn more.

Award amount: Up to $4,000 based on proposed budget

Deadline: Early March


Leadership in Service Award

With a focus on civic engagement, Leadership in Service Grants supplement volunteer opportunities or self-designed projects during the academic year that focus on community impact, particularly within the Los Angeles or San Bernadino County. Learn more.

Award amount: Up to $500 based on proposed budget

Rolling deadline.


Leadership Development Award

Leadership Development Grants fund training and research opportunities during the academic year that align with the mission of the Center and address gender disparity. Learn more.

Award amount: Up to $500 based on proposed budget

Rolling deadline.


All funding is based on availability.  Criteria, eligibility, and applications differ for each award however each proposal must present clear goals, purpose, and intended outcomes. It is the responsibility of the student to determine what (if any) impact grants or awards will have on financial aid packages. All applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.