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No. The scholarship is intended to provide students with the incentive to engage in career readiness experiences early in their university experience and cannot be repeated.
No. To qualify for the scholarship you must currently be a full-time, undergraduate, LAS student in good academic standing.
No. If you are receiving academic credit of any kind for your experience (outside of the mandatory LAS 199 class that accompanies the scholarship) you will not be given a scholarship and any scholarship given will be rescinded upon review of your record.
The intention of the scholarship is to encourage students to engage in experiences that might push them out of their comfort zones, and in non-pandemic times that may involve the increase costs of national or international travel. If, however, your housing, transportation, and utility costs will remain the same whether or not you engage in this experience, you should not include them in your submitted expense budget.
Only include items in your expenses that are additional, because of the experience. If you need plane tickets or bus fare to attend in person, submit those expense estimates. If you will need to rent a temporary housing unit during the course of the experience, again, estimate for those expenses. Program and application fees required for participation in the programs are also permitted as are visa expenses. Be aware that you may be asked to provide proof of those expenses even after you have been awarded money.
Not necessarily. If the payment you receive falls under the $11 per hour rate, we will consider your experience as being "underpaid" and consider providing compensation.
This question does not apply to your mandatory enrollment in LAS 199. If LAS 199 will be the only academic credit you receive from doing this experience, then please answer "no."
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You will be enrolled in LAS 199 for the fall. We have always delayed the summer enrollment for this course to fall, to avoid additional tuition costs for students.
Do not self-enroll—you will likely be in the wrong course. As part of the application process, our team will enroll you for the course once you have accepted your award.
No, you will have to take the LAS 199. Many of the class assignments will be submitted during the summer while you are doing the experience. There are two final assignments to complete early in the fall. The class is specific to the professional and skill development occurring within your experience, and is not a general class on leadership. The class is also for a letter grade, 1 credit hour, and counts towards your GPA.
Students will be enrolled in LAS 199 for the fall. Students who need an overload simply need to complete this form, and it will go to the Dean on duty. We have let LAS Deans know they should approve requests for this situation.
The scholarships should go into your account during the period of your experience—it isn't connected to when the course will be listed on the transcript.
You can, but you can only accept one LAS-sponsored or funded scholarship per experience. Therefore, if you accept another LAS scholarship and both are credited to your account, we will rescind the Life + Career Design Scholarship retroactively.
The Life + Career Design Scholarship will be rescinded if the experience is not successfully completed. Be aware that if you withdraw after you have signed a contract with a provider, you are still liable for those program fees.
No. But you can reapply (as long as you have not previously received funds from the scholarship).
Your advisor should confirm what your work experience/duration/hours will be in the verification form. If we have any questions or concerns, we'll contact you. Generally, though, a change in hours would not change the amount unless other factors related to your expenses have changed or the experience hours drop drastically.
Our website indicates that your UG research should be contributing to a faculty research project since we're looking for you to develop the research skills used within an academic field. Research labs, Office of Undergraduate Research, or a creative project contributing to faculty research would all qualify. However, any research opportunities for which you are receiving course credit is NOT eligible for a Life + Career Design scholarship.
Think of it as an apprenticeship or research assistant position. We are not focused as much on how many times you'd meet but on what extent your research work is supporting an existing project/workplace. Upon acceptance of the scholarship, you would need to submit an outline of your research plan that shows how your work is contributing to your supervising faculty's work, signed off on by the faculty member.