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Student Engagement Network Grant Program


Sponsored by Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, & Outreach & Online Education, the Student Engagement Network Grant provides funding of up to $3,000 to support engagement experiences including undergraduate research (thesis and capstone projects), professional experiences (internship, co-op, clinical and field experiences, etc.), study abroad/study away, community-based learning, creative accomplishments, courses with out-of-class component, organization experiences, peer mentoring, self-directed student engagement (such as leadership programs), and volunteerism.

The grants may be used to cover unpaid internships, research opportunities, travel costs, event fees, supplies and materials, books, software for projects and presentations. Grants cannot be used to cover tuition, student club or organization fees, unsupervised research, or personal bills or expenses.


  • Undergraduate student
    • For summer funding, applicant must be enrolled in summer courses or registered for fall classes
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Engagement experience must take place within the current funding cycle

Application Materials: 

  • A completed online application form
  • Description of engagement experience
  • Impact statement
  • Growth area statements one on professional development and the other on one of the areas listed below (i.e., how the engagement experience will transform you)
    • Multicultural awareness (Skills for appropriate action across a multitude of cultural situations)
    • Civic responsibility (Duty to make a difference or change/impact in a community)
    • Ethical reasoning (Ability to recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings)
    • Systems thinking (Understanding how parts work in context to a larger system)
  • Funding need statement including a budget
  • Letter of support from a supervisor, mentor, or lead teacher

Application Procedure:

Application Deadlines: 

Fall & Spring funding - September 6th, 2019

Spring & Maymester funding - December 2nd, 2019

Maymester & Summer funding – March 20th,2020 

Applications must be submitted directly using the online application system.


Current Status: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Duration of Award: 
Summer, Semester, Full Year or More
Non-U.S. Citizen
Direct Submission
Fields of Study: 
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Health-related, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences and Technology, International Relations and Public Policy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Varies by Program

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University Fellowships Office
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