Grants are available to students from two of the school's endowed funds:

Meg Page '74 Fellowships

Meg Page '74 Grant Application

In memory of her commitment to compassionate health care, this fellowship is awarded annually to students who wish to explore an experience or course of study devoted to the provision of better health care in areas such as public health, family planning, medical research, mental health, and non-Western practices of healing.

Robert Keyes Poole Fellowships

Poole Grant Application

Established in memory of Robert Keyes Poole '50, Taft master from 1956 to 1962. Awarded annually to enable Taft students to engage in travel or in projects consistent with Mr. Poole's lifetime interest in wildlife and the environment.

William W. Hatfield '32 Grant

Established in 2010, this endowed fund was made possible through the generosity of Guy Hatfield '65, Ross Hatfield, as well as through the ongoing support of William W. Hatfield's family. The grant celebrates the ideals of Horace Dutton Taft—service above self—and is given annually to one or more students whose commitment to volunteerism brings to life the message behind Taft's motto: Non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret—Not to be served, but to serve.

Kilbourne Summer Enrichment Fund

Established by John Kilbourne, Class of 1958, in memory of his parents Samuel W. and Evelyn S. Kilbourne, provides students with opportunities in the summer to participate in enriching programs in the arts.

How to get started

Guidelines for submitting applications are provided in the winter months. A written proposal is presented and a committee determines the fellowship recipients.

Visit the Service Trips page to see some of the organizations students have partnered with in recent years. We highly encourage students to develop innovative and unique plans that go beyond what has been done in the past.

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