Improving equity in education through strategic grants
Global Impact Fund
Over $2.5 million granted, improving access to education for 150,000 students.
Through donations collected through programs such as Exam Aids and through sponsorships, we generate funding for organizations working in communities facing barriers to education. Through a thoughtful application and selection process, we empower locally-based organizations to identify their educational needs and priorities and provide funding to support the delivery of chosen projects.
Learn more about the Impact of what we’ve funded: sosvolunteertrips.org/our-impact
Supporting equity in Professional Study Program
MCAT for Social Impact
As the cost of tuition rises within Canada, pursuing further education becomes increasingly inaccessible. Through the MCAT for Social Impact program, we enable student leaders who’ve shown their commitment to social equity, who may face financial barriers, to receive discounted access to Princeton Review MCAT Prep Courses to pursue medical school. Scholarships are given annually through a competitive application process each Spring. Check SOS’ social media channels to be informed when the opportunity is made available! A special thanks go to the Princeton Review who sponsors this program.
Igniting leaders through lifelong community engagement
Alumni Network Program
With over 10,000 past volunteers, the SOS Alumni Network is connecting a generation of emerging community leaders.
Through the SOS Alumni Network, we assist our past volunteers to continue making social impact beyond their time on campus. Example programs include:
Elevating education through access to learning resources
Textbooks for Change
Over 3,000 wish-listed textbooks have been collected by SOS Chapter to support educational partners.
Various SOS’ Student Chapters across the country work in collaboration with our partner, Textbooks for Change (INCLUDE LINK) to support campus-based textbook drives. Collected textbooks are cross-referenced with wish-lists of libraries of four partner universities based in Tanzania (East Africa), while remaining books are resold to raise funds for micro-granting programs, program costs, and support to educational charities.
Learn more at https://textbooksforchange.com/