Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

First-year Seminar

Southwestern University

Pirates for Education (SUPE)


We are the Southwestern University Pirates for Education, first-year students in a philanthropy seminar who appreciate the value of education and its connection to the welfare of a community. We have been gifted $3,500 from First Texas Bank and other anonymous local donors to grant to an organization active in Georgetown.

We seek to support an organization working to improve the education of Georgetown citizens outside of the standard school system. As students in higher education, we value the pursuit of knowledge. We want to help people in our new community reach their own education goals, whether they are still in school or in the workforce. We hope ultimately to strengthen a community brought together through education.

We are looking for organizations serving the Georgetown area that encourage community members to build their own capabilities through English Language Learning courses, after-school activities, adult classes, or other such programs. Education is important to us because it will continue to serve the community well for years to come allowing our small grant to contribute to long-lasting effects.

Request for Proposals

We invite applications for a one-time grant to be administered in November 2017 and used over a six-month period, ending no later than May 2018.

The application form is available here. We ask that all applications be submitted electronically to by 5 PM on Tuesday, 10/03/2017.

We will conduct site visits of each finalist. As these visits cannot conflict with our academic schedules, some will need to take place outside weekday business hours. To be considered for the grant, applicants must therefore be willing to host a site visit at any of the following times: noon on Tuesday, 10/17; 10:00 am or 1:00 pm on Saturday, 10/21; or 1:00 pm on Sunday 10/22.

The awardee will be recognized at a ceremony on the Southwestern University campus at 10:00 am on Thursday, 11/2.

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