The Get Experience scholarship (formerly Life + Career Design scholarship) was established to support student engagement in hands-on learning experiences that enhance and compliment their academic coursework.
Sometimes students find compelling opportunities to explore career fields and build advance career readiness in places where their contributions are unpaid or underpaid. This can create significant barriers for students to take advantage of these career and professional development opportunities. The Get Experience scholarships are intended to reduce such barriers.
Experiential learning opportunities that may be supported by this scholarship include, but are not limited to, an internship, undergraduate research experience, extended volunteer or service experience, or part-time job. A formula is used to apply scholarship funding to support the gap in pay, as well as travel and living expenses where applicable.
Scholarships are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms. The maximum award amount is $5,000. Students may only receive the scholarship one time. Students must submit an application form and a resume during the review periods outlined below. Applications will be considered in the order received. Funds will be awarded until distribution maximums are reached each year.
As a scholarship recipient, students are required to complete a Professional Experience Verification Form upon acceptance of the award. Students must also participate in one of the following activities during the semester that they receive the award:
- Individual career coaching appointment to set goals at the beginning of the semester, with end of semester resume review to reflect on and integrate experience into personal career story
- Complete the LAS 199 Internships course
Please view our Get Experience scholarship FAQs if you have questions.