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How to get access to the cash

Students must apply in order to receive funds from PWC. The Committee has developed this FAQ sheet to help you understand how PWC divides its available funds, how you can meet our deadlines, and what you can do to increase your application’s chances of approval.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where can I apply?

A: PWC accepts applications via a form on our website, available here.

Q: When should I apply?

A: Each semester, PWC will close its general fund application process on the Sunday following the sixth week of the semester. For Fall 2018, the general fund application process will close on Monday, October 7th at 11:59 PM.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Any member of the law student community can apply. Students may apply as individuals or as part of formal/informal student groups.

Q: Is there any way to get funding after that date?

A: Yes. The Committee divides its available funds into three categories: general fund, discretionary fund, and a fund for PWC sponsored events. The discretionary fund is available to student groups at any time in order for them to hold programs that are responsive to current events that may be affecting the law school community. Individual students may also apply to the discretionary fund for events not sponsored by student groups, before or after the deadline for the general fund.

Q: Is PWC’s funding award all or nothing?

A: No. PWC may offer partial or full awards, or deny an application.

q: When will i know if I’ve received funding?

A: PWC will respond to every application within 2 weeks of the deadline. For applications for discretionary funding, PWC will respond within 2 weeks of receipt of the application.

Q: How can I increase my chances?

A: PWC holistically reviews each application, and our concept of wellness is broadly defined. However, our priority is to fund events that fall under one or more of the five pillars, which guide PWC’s mission. The five pillars are as follows:

(1) Daily Coping Skills

Work Areas:

Stress and Anxiety; Imposter Syndrome; Isolation; Unconscious Bias; Time Management; Sleep Deprivation

Examples of Events/Projects:

Stress assessment and response workshop; Academic empowerment program; Time management skills training; Sleep Clinic

(2) Physical Wellness

Work Areas:

Exercise; Meditation; Yoga; Nutrition; Food Security/Access; Dietary Needs; Sexual Health

Examples of Events/Projects:

Yoga sessions; Exercise or physical activities; Nutritionist visit; Food pantry visit; CSA/other food group collaboration

(3) Mental Health

Work Areas:

Resources on Campus; Referrals to Professionals; Literacy Around Mental Health Issues; Identifying Signs

Examples of Events/Programs:

Building list of counselors with POC-support training; Prevention/response training; Community resiliency program

(4) Alcohol and Substance Use/Dependence

Work Areas:

Harm Reduction; Addiction Groups/Services; Codependence

Examples of Events/Programs:

OD prevention and response training; Harm reduction resource publication; Tobacco cessation groups; Non-alcoholic events

(5) Interpersonal Relationships

Work Areas:

Communication Skills; Healthy Relationships; Trust Building; Conflict Resolution

Examples of Events/Programs:

De-escalation skills clinic; Trauma-informed response training; Non-violent communication clinic; Sexual harassment and assault awareness week

Q: What happens to funds PWC did not award?

A: Funds remaining in the general and discretionary funds after PWC has made all its awards will roll over to the next semester.

Q: Gah! I have a question that is still unanswered. What can I do?

A: Please send all further inquiries to the organization’s email address, peerwellnesscoalition@gmail.com

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