“What starts here really does change the world.”
-Armando Vera, 2010 Exploration Grant recipient
The School of Undergraduate Studies offers competitive grants to students seeking funds to promote academic and career exploration. Grants can be requested in any amount up to $2,000, provided that the student carefully considers and succeeds in communicating how his or her academic or career plans will benefit from the experience.
Recipients of the Summer Exploration Grant are encouraged to be creative with their planned exploration. Since the program’s inception in 2010, recipients have put their grants toward a variety of diverse experiences, including:
In order to explore her interest in an international healthcare career, 2013 recipient Ali Gilpin used her grant toward a trip to Tanzania, Africa with the Gap Medics program. As part of the program, Ali assisted with providing medical and dental services, including assisting a young mother in giving birth. Although Ali always enjoyed traveling, she di