University Fellowships Mark

Student Engagement Network Grant Program

Funding of up to $3,000 to support student 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.


  • Undergraduate
  • For summer funding, applicant must be enrolled in summer courses or registered for fall classes
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing

Application Process: Applications are submitted through InfoReady which can be accessed from SEN's grants page. A complete application consists of:

  • Description of engagement experience
  • Impact statement
  • Growth area statements (how the engagement experience will transform the student, select one primary and one secondary)
    • 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)
    • Professional development (Identify and demonstrate career goals and professional skills)
  • Funding need statement including a budget

Application Deadlines: 

Fall & Spring funding -  September 6th, 2019

Spring funding - December 12th, 2019

Summer funding - TBA 

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

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802