Grant Writing for Shelter Pets

All Portland State students must complete a Senior Capstone. Capstones are courses centered around various areas of public service and involve working closely with community partners. My Senior Capstone was called Grant Writing for Shelter Pets.*

Skills developed:

  • elements of grant proposal writing (crafting statements of need, researching potential donors, creating budgets, etc.)
  • collaborating in groups
  • delegating tasks
  • communicating with potential donors

I also wrote about my experience with Capstone Classmate and fellow Inside Portland State contributor Claire Golden:

A Capstone About Cats: Reflections on Our Senior Capstone


Download Grant Writing for Shelter Pets syllabus (.pdf)

*Note: Senior Capstones can be taken anytime during your degree. I did my Capstone in 2020.