Summer in Action Grant

lmu students with children from De Colores organization

The Summer in Action Grant is awarded to a current undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a strong commitment to social justice and engagement in advocacy. This is accomplished by participating in an internship or training with a domestic non-profit organization during the summer, in order to further develop the skills and knowledge on a particular social justice issue(s.)

Each grant recipient is eligible for up to $2,000 (payable in three disbursements.) During the academic year, grant recipients must organize an event, project, or campaign to implement what they have learned during their placement and spread awareness about the particular social justice issue(s.)

We are currently not taking applications but see eligibility requirements below.


  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate LMU student and must be enrolled full-time in Fall 
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Applicant must submit a completed application and proposal via LEO. (all prompts and specific instructions will be in the LEO form.)
  • Applicant must provide a Letter of Support* from the site supervisor demonstrating an agreed commitment to provide supervision, support, and guidance to the applicant for the duration of the placement at the organization.

*Letter should be uploaded via the LEO form; meaning that the writer will be delivering the letter directly to the applicant. If your site supervisor does not feel comfortable delivering their letter directly to you, they may email it to Daveon Swan.*

For any questions or concerns, please contact Daveon Swan.