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Wildcat Serve (WCS)

Similar to the Spring Break Service Learning Trips, Wildcat Serve allows students to participate in their own independent service learning trips.

Wildcat Serve offers grants up to QAR 5,000 for one-week trips, and QAR 7,500 for trips that are two or more weeks.


Wildcat Serve is available to all students in good academic standing. However, it is highly encouraged that students have prior experience participating in other NU-Q sponsored trips.

When is it?

Exact dates are determined by the student(s).

  • Winter Break
  • Summer Break


The location is determined by the student(s).


The date for Wildcat Serve Application for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 is TBA.

Students may apply individually or in groups of up to four people. If awarded, each student receives the monetary award -- i.e. if four students apply for a one-week trip, each student is awarded QAR 5,000, or the group is awarded a total of QAR 20,000.

To apply, students must complete three steps:

  1. Attend a mandatory pre-selection session that reviews basic concepts of service learning, social justice, and cultural competency, as well as go over the expectations of Wildcat Serve participants
  2. Complete an online proposal, detailing the service work, location and rationale, partner organization, risk and safety assessment, proposed project and budget
  3. Pitch their proposal to the selection committee

How to create a Proposal:

download Powerpoint


Selected students will:

  • Participate in a not-for-credit class, graded on engagement and participation. If the student fails to achieve a grade of 75% or higher, the student will be charged back 50% of the grant funds. If the student fails to achieve a grade of 65% or higher, the student is charged back 100% of the grant funds
  • Research and complete all logistical arrangements, including risk assessment
  • Attend four pre- and two post-departure sessions to help prepare for the trip and reflect on the experience
  • Complete a capstone project
  • Present their experience to the NU-Q community
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