Awesome Fund: Empowering Student Clubs to Do Cool Stuff

Supported by a generous Hopkins alumnus, a matching donation from his employer, and the family & friends of Ethan Lang (Class of 2009)


The Awesome Fund provides modest grants to registered new or existing Student Clubs (with a faculty adviser). We aim to fund Student Clubs to pursue ideas/projects that:

  • help other students,
  • enhance the community, or
  • heighten students’ educational experience and their interest in school

Thanks to our generous donors, we plan to distribute $4 – 6,000 in Awesome Fund grants in the 2019/20 school year.


Student leaders of new or existing Student Clubs are encouraged to apply for an Awesome Fund grant on behalf of your club. Work with fellow members of your club, as well as your faculty advisor (who must sign the application).


Apply by the following deadlines:

  • October 4, 2019
  • December 3, 2019
  • January 31, 2020


It’s easy!  Read these simple grant guidelines, then complete our one-page application form and either drop it off in person to Jake Waldman at the HHS Activities Office, or email it to Please do NOT submit them directly to HEF.

Awesome Fund Guidelines
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Click here to see past Awesome Fund grant winners.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.