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We are asking that you complete the bLUeprint Grant Application online and follow the directions on the application.

All grant recipients are required to complete the bLUeprint Grant Evaluation online, which is due fifteen days after the completion of the project.

The following includes some examples of bLUeprint projects that have been funded:

Salam Neighbor Screening

Katie Morris

For my project, I hosted award-winning filmmaker Zach Ingrasci who showed his documentary, Salam Neighbor, which follows the lives of Ingrasci and another filmmaker during their time living in a refugee camp in Jordan. Ingrasci facilitated a discussion at the end of the event that left the crowd of about 100 people with a better understanding of what it means to be a refugee in today's world. In total, the event raised over $1200 that was donated to Bethany Christian Services, a local refugee resettlement group.

Leadership Legacies Program Kickoff Retreat

Julie Ammary

The Leadership Legacies Retreat engaged 75 veteran team leaders from 16 varsity athletics teams in an intensive two-day, overnight leadership development experience. Participants composed and committed to personal leadership manifestos highlighting values, beliefs, and behavioral habits.  Individuals then collaborated with fellow team leaders to thoughtfully and strategically design team game plans incorporating team vision, values, goals, standards of behavior, roles, and systems of accountability. Dialogue, self-reflection, peer feedback, leadership coaching from staff members, hands-on-learning activities, and friendly competition in an environment free from typical college campus distractions resulted in participants emerging better prepared and confident to assume leadership responsibilities in sport settings and in life after Lehigh. 


Jennifer Topp

244 students, staff, and faculty, along with some of their children, registered for this event involving special emphasis on creation of new friendship opportunities. Following conversation starters at each table, attendees were encouraged to write something they were thankful for and to hang it on the unity tree (later displayed in Coxe Hall). A Lehigh trivia game came after, followed by dinner.  Participants reported a great time and remarked that the event was a salve for the upset they were feeling post national election. Volunteers from Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, Advancement, International Affairs, and Student Center Facilities were integral to making the event special and some made plans to meet again and occasionally to discuss students’ needs and emerging issues.



Due Date Fall 2018:  Friday, September 28, 2018

Future Due Dates:  5th Friday of Spring and Fall Semesters


If you plan to submit a proposal related to community engagement, we highly recommend that you first consult with Carolina Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Service Office (cah6@lehigh.edu), for advice on how best to formulate a plan to engage with the local community.

For more information contact any of the following individuals.  It is highly recommended that you contact any of the FCSL committee members listed below for clarification or advice and suggestions to further improve the quality of your proposal:


Benjamin Felzer, Chair, bsf208@lehigh.edu, 83536

Amanda Brandone, CAS at-large, acb210@lehigh.edu, 85638

Beibei Dong, CBE, bed209@lehigh.edu, 83439

Ricardo Hall, VP for Student Affairs, Ex Officio, rih217@lehigh.edu, 83890

Kathleen Hutnik, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Life, Ex Officio, kaha@lehigh.edu, 83648

Katherine Lavinder, Interim Dean of Students, Ex Officio, kwl211@lehigh.edu, 84156

Shamim Pakzad, RCEAS, snp208@lehigh.edu, 86978

Mark Skandera, CAS at-large, mas906@lehigh.edu, 83786

Brenna Wood, COE, bkw209@lehigh.edu, 83248