Have a project idea to improve our campus? Apply to the Prytanean Campus Projects Initiative.

Prytanean Alumnae Supported Campus Projects

2012  Guidelines



About Prytanean


Prytanean Women’s Honor Society is the oldest collegiate women’s honor society in the United States.  Founded in 1900, on a pledge of faith, service, and loyalty to the University of California, the Society seeks to continue its mission to support the University of California, Berkeley community through leadership development of undergraduate women.


About Prytanean  Campus Projects


In pursuit of its principles of faith, service, and loyalty to the University of California, Prytanean  Alumnae, Inc. developed the Campus Projects Initiative.  The Campus Projects Initiative targets campus organizations that seek financial assistance and that active Prytaneans are either directly involved in or recommend.

The financial support offered by the Prytanean Alumnae is aimed at helping women further develop themselves in the activities in which they participate or lead, in concert with the ideals of Prytanean Alumnae, Inc.  Projects sponsored by Prytaneans, either active or Alumnae, will receive selective preference.  The awards are not intended for donations to charities or not-for-profit organizations.


Areas of Interest


Prytanean Alumnae, Inc.  funds organizations on the UC Berkeley campus for whom the financial support would have a significant impact on the project seeking assistance.  While all complete applications will be considered, Prytanean Alumnae will evaluate each application according to the following priority areas:

  • How the project would impact ideals of community service and leadership
  • How the project will impact the UC Berkeley community or social issues that affect  the broader community


How to Apply


Applications are currently available in electronic form. Complete applications are due Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., with presentations to take place at the meeting of the active Prytaneans on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Applicants will be notified of the location of the April 3 presentations.  Incomplete applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 


Please e-mail completed applications to BOTH coordinators:


  1.  Kristen Lee, Prytanean VP & Campus Projects Chair: kristen_Lee@pacbell.net  ,  and
  2.  Maria Protti, Alumnae Campus Projects Coordinator:  campusprojects@rocketmail.com




1.             Submit a completed proposal cover sheet. This must be a completed official application including all information about the project, contact information, etc.  Incomplete applications are not permitted and will be disqualified.


2.            Submit the proposal.  The proposal must have three succinct paragraphs, each addressing one of the following three criteria. (Please note, the following criteria and point allocations below mirror the ballot that each active Prytanean receives during the voting process).


  1. What impact does the project have on the involvement of women in supporting projects that extend support for critical social issues, as well as projects that support the arts, sciences and humanities? (5 points)


  1. How well does the project uphold the Prytanean ideals of community service and leadership? (10 points)
  1. Are Prytaneans involved? If not, how could Prytaneans become involved? (3 points)
  2. Does the project lend itself to the university environment? Can we extend the project’s aims to include other leaders/student groups on campus? (2 points)


  1. Who will the project impact most? (Women, new/old organizations, not-for-profit entity)
  1. How will the grant make a difference in carrying out the project’s or organization’s goals?  Please list percentage of total budget the request is made.  Priority will be given to those projects whose request is at least 25% of total budget. (5 points)
  2. In what ways, and to what extent, will the project positively affect the community? (5 points)


3.             Submit the financial request with a budget.  An overall budget summary including where the money from the Campus Projects will be allocated and a listing of other sources and uses of funds for the project is required to complete the application. Projects supported within the past 3-year timeframe will not be considered for funding.


Grant Requirements:

In the event that your project has been selected by Prytanean Alumnae, by accepting this grant, you agree to the following:


  • The name “Prytanean Alumnae Inc.” and/or logo must be listed in any marketing materials associated with the projects we provide grant monies.


  • A brief written report of how Prytanean funds were used in a given project and the outcome of the project must be submitted to the coordinators of campus projects by November 1, 2012.  Sponsoring Prytaneans will present the project at our Annual Meeting generally held on a Saturday in the last week of April/first week of May.  Please include samples of any marketing materials or media that was used for the event in the report.


The Voting Process:


  • Each voting member will receive an evaluation form/ballot on which she will record numerical scores for each proposal according to previously determined criteria (applicant can vote for her own project as well)


  • Scores are based on a 30-point system in which members evaluate each proposal based on three criteria, worth 10 points each, that will be stated on the page.


  • At the April 3, 2012 meeting of active Prytaneans, each applicant will have 3-5 minutes to state the purpose of her organization and to explain the use of the requested funds. Please arrive by 5:30 pm.  You will be notified of the meeting place.


  • At that time, we will distribute to all voting members, copies of each application proposal.


  • The applicant will then answer any questions members have concerning the project.


  • Each voting member will write in the numerical score for that proposal. (Each proposal will be given an identification number to eliminate confusion).


  • The process is repeated until all proposals have been heard and evaluated.


Awarding the Prizes:


  • Scores will be tallied by the Active Campus Projects Coordinator.


  • Each award will range between $250 and $1,000.


  • Awards will be given only to those projects:
    • That have the highest scores
    • Where the funding would represent at least 25% of the total project’s budget
    • Representing a variety of high social impact areas.

Prytanean Campus Projects Application

 Due March 20, 2012, 5pm

Cover Page

Name of Project

Name of

Sponsoring Organization

Project Director

Project Address

Name of  Active Prytanean(s) Involved

Contact Person


Contact Person’s

Phone Number

Contact Person’s

Address and

E-Mail Address

Award Check

Should Be Made Out To

Address Where

Award Should Be Sent



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