Interested units or faculty members may submit proposals for funding to directly support students involved in engaged learning activities.
Proposals should include the following:
- Brief description of project or activity
- Role of undergraduate students and anticipated number involved
- Expected outcomes/benefits for undergraduate students
- Length of project, projected total number of hours
- Total funds requested and preferred awarding method (scholarship vs. hourly wages - see Funding Details below )
- Description of any commitment being made to expand access to engaged learning by involving traditionally underserved students
Scholarships vs. Hourly Wages
Students are able to receive financial support through either scholarships or hourly wages depending on the nature of the activity. It's important to note that receiving scholarship support could potentially have a negative impact on students' need-based financial aid eligibility, especially during the academic year. Feel free to consult with our office when determining which type of award is most appropriate.
Award amounts vary based on the nature of the activity and available funding. The average award amount per student is equivalent to $1500 for a single semester or $3000 in the summer.
Funding requests for supplies, materials, or any other expense that does not directly support students will not be considered.
Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. We will also gladly provide consultation before, during, and after the proposal submission process.
Note: Students who receive support from our office are required to submit a reflection essay at the end of their engaged learning activity. Where appropriate, students will also be asked to showcase their work at Engaged Learning events such as poster sessions, conferences, and exhibits.