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Belong, Lead, Magnify: Mini-Grant Program

Background Information

The Honors College is committed to amplifying unheard voices and cultivating a diverse learning environment at Texas State. Our mini-grant program for the 2020-2021 school year, “Belong, Lead, Magnify” (B.L.M.), is intended to support student-led initiatives that: 

  • Promote belonging by encouraging awareness of diverse communities at TXST and in the local (San Marcos) area; 

  • Encourage leadership by engaging students in meaningful discussions about race or ethnicity; 

  • Celebrate Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC), and/or non-Western perspectives by magnifying diverse cultures. 

Mini-grants will not generally exceed $250, and we expect to make 5-8 awards during the 2020-2021 school year. Preference will be given to proposals that enhance the campus living-learning environment or that encourage active student engagement. Students seeking research support should instead explore the Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF)

The grant application and supporting budget should be as specific and accurate as possible. If questions arise, applicants may be given the opportunity to provide revisions or clarifications. A final report will be required from all grant recipients.

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2020-2021 BLM Mini-Grant Recipients

Recipient: Peter Ongolo
Initiative: Harriet Tubman: An American Moses
Initiative Description: The play, Harriet Tubman: An American Moses, celebrates the life of an American heroine, whose essence called for people to stand up and fight for what they believe in. The play's focus on celebrating Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC), and/or non-Western perspectives by magnifying diverse cultures made it an excellent candidate for the 2020-2021 BLM Mini-Grant Initiative. The grant will help Peter secure performance rights for the performance.