Life + Career Design scholarships support students’ experiences in professional work with the goal of advancing their career readiness.
Specifically, the scholarships support students’ living, transportation, and/or other expenses related to engaging in unpaid or underpaid work in an actual work environment. The work may be an internship, undergraduate research experience, extended volunteer experience, or possibly even a part-time job that the student wants to use for their professional development seminar. Students advance their career readiness specifically through an online 1-credit professional development seminar in which they create an e-portfolio to reflect on and describe their preparedness for a career based on their experience in an actual workplace.
Students will submit an updated resume and a budget worksheet outlining need for support and will be awarded funds up to $5,000.
The application will open six weeks prior to the priority deadlines for each semester’s scholarship cycle. Please note the deadlines and notification dates for each cycle as outlined below. Applicants that are awarded a Life + Career Design scholarship should expect to fill out a Professional Experience Verification Form upon acceptance.
Please view our Life + Career Design scholarship FAQs if you have questions.