The first group of five student-led projects were selected from 20 applications.
Five student-led projects are featured in the inaugural round of Colonial Crowdfunding, a program harnessing the power of the GW network to support student ventures.
The projects seek to raise from $2,500 to $8,000 in donations to achieve their goals. Colonial Crowdfunding projects will accept donations through Dec. 7.
A committee made up of students and staff members reviewed 20 applications before deciding the projects that would be selected.
The fall 2015 crowdfunding projects are:
- African Students Association - expand the 10th annual Taste of Africa Cultural Showcase
- Camp Kesem - build out a peer support network for children of parents with cancer
- Men’s Club Volleyball - send the team to the National Club Volleyball Tournament
- Program Board - help organization leaders attend the National Association for Campus Activities national convention for the first time
- Robotics Team - support construction of an underwater robot to compete at the Marine Advanced Technology Education underwater robotics competition at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
Any GW registered student organization can apply to take part in Colonial Crowdfunding. Applications for spring 2016 Colonial Crowdfunding will open in January.