Contact US

Patricia Leonard, Vice Chancellor
UNCW Division of Student Affairs
101 Alderman Hall
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 962-3117

Parent's Mini-Grant

The Vice Chancellor’s office has solicited funds from the parents of UNCW students for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student events and activities. The purpose of these funds is to enhance existing projects as well as assist in financing new ones.

Parent’s Mini-Grant Committee
Responsible for awarding funding for programs for students within the Division of Student Affairs.

Chair: Chip Phillips
Vice Chair: Aimee Helmus
Liaison: Pat Leonard
Members: Aimee Helmus, Bill DiNome, Mike Ruwe, David Parker, Jen Adler


  1. The primary pre-requisite for consideration is evidence of direct benefit for UNCW students.
  2. Be specific about the number of students benefiting.
  3. Include an itemized budget.

    • Examples of appropriate requests:

    • Training
    • Certification
    • Cost of travel or registration
    • Educational materials provided to students

    • Examples of inappropriate requests:

    • Cost of marketing
    • T-shirts
    • Clean-up
    • Technical services
    • Payment to non-students

Process for Requesting a Parent Mini-Grant

  1. Complete the electronic “Mini-Grant Request” form
  2. Send the completed request form to the Vice Chancellor’s office via email to Sue Gaconnier.
  3. The request is forwarded to the Parent Mini-Grant Committee for review.
  4. The committee makes a recommendation to the Vice Chancellor.
  5. The Vice Chancellor reviews the committee recommendation for approval.
  6. The Vice Chancellor's office notifies the contact person of the decision.
  7. Please allow four weeks for review and processing.

Requests that are specific in purpose and detailed concerning the budget may help expedite the process.

UNC Wilmington | 601 S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403 | 910.962.3000 | About this Site | Copyright Notice | Feedback | Page maintained by:  Susanne R. Johnson [ johnsonsr AT uncw DOT edu ]