All of the funds for 2013-2014 have been awarded, no more applications will be accepted for this school year.
Student Experiential Learning Mini Grants – Call for Proposals
Students are invited to apply for funding from $50 to $1500 in funding from Experiential Learning in APEX to support Experiential Learning activities such as attending programs, workshops, retreats, etc. related to vocational exploration and/or career development. Individuals or groups may apply, however, the more people the proposal can impact (either directly or indirectly), the more favorably the application will be viewed. A brief report from all participants is required. Photos documenting the experience are appreciated. When applying, please consider the following:
- Grant proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the 2013-14 academic year, but must be submitted at least 21 days prior to when they are needed. Last day to submit an application: April 18, 2014
- The intent of the grant is to explore new vocational or career opportunities, therefore, reimbursement for monies already spent will generally not be considered.
- Funds will not be granted for activities done in conjunction with credit-bearing classes.
- Funds will generally not be awarded for the purpose of attending conferences to present research in the student’s major/minor
- Grants awarded to seniors must be used, reimbursed, and reported prior to graduation.
- Funds must be used, reimbursed, and reported by June 20, 2014.
Open to all First Year, Sophomore, Junior and Senior students in all majors who are in
- good academic standing
- good standing under The College of Wooster’s Codes of Academic Integrity and Social Responsibility
Please see the student application (.docx) for exact proposal requirements. Proposals should:
- Identify what is missing from the individual’s or group’s vocational or career exploration
- Propose questions that will be examined over the course of the project
- Outline a plan for integrating the results at the conclusion
- Wherever possible, include an on-campus component based on what was learned from the experience
All student applications must be accompanied with support from an on-campus mentor through the Mentor Support Form (.docx). Mentors may be faculty members or members of the professional staff at the College.
Examples of Past Funded Mini Grant Proposals
Mini Grant projects can occur within an almost infinite number of forms. To give an idea how Mini Grants can be crafted, consider these examples from past projects:
- Two Communication Sciences and Disorders students accompanied their clinical instructor to Burundi, Africa, to learn about local issues for speech-impaired students and to assist teachers in identifying, assessing, and treating speech disorders.
- Eight students attended InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Mission Conference (Urbana). The focus of Urbana is to help students explore short and long-term vocational opportunities offered by more than 300 missions agencies and educational institutions.
- Five students in the Community Art Connection visited New York City for an exploration of opportunities in the arts. They engaged in a variety of unique experiences which provided them with insight about different paths they can take working with the arts after college.
- One student attended the poetry section of the Kenyon Review’s Writers’ Workshop. During the week the student participated in an intensive study of reading, writing, and discussing original poetic pieces.
Selection and Notification
All applications will be reviewed by the Mini Grants committee. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of receipt of complete application materials (i.e., including all financial verification and mentor support).
Apply Now (.docx)