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SCI Applications and Grants

Students enrolled in the SCI Program may apply for funding to support Scholar-Citizen Intensive, or "SCI," programming.  Designation of an event as "SCI" is required to qualify for SCI funding.  The information on this page will guide you through the application process for both academic and co-curricular learning experiences and will describe the kinds of experiences that are typically supported.

Online Forms

  • Apply to become a Scholar-Citizen
  • Co-curricular designation and funding:  These grants can be used to support
    • Student professional development experiences  such as travel to a professional conference, workshop, or competition
    • Campus programming such as a guest speaker or workshop series
    • Internships 
    • Volunteer programs
    • Alternative Breaks
    • Community projects 
  • Academic learning experiences:  These grants can be used to support "for-credit" projects including 
    • An independent study     
    • Academic project occuring for credit
  • Scholar-Citizen in Action Summer Grants:  Beginning in 2013, the SCI has supported summer undergraduate projects through a competitive award program focused on supporting students’ professional development and application of academic skills and knowledge in contexts beyond the classroom.  

Application Deadlines

For programs and experiences occurring in FALL 2014:   

  • SCI Credit-Bearing Academic Experiences (e.g., courses, course projects, independent studies): Friday, September 12 
  • SCI Co-Curricular Programs (e.g., on-campus speakers, workshops, volunteer projects): Friday, October 17.  

**Please note:  certain co-curricular programs such as Student-Professional Development Travel and Alternative Breaks occuring during Wintermester have an earlier deadline of September 12.**  

For programs and experiences occurring in SPRING 2015:

  • SCI Courses and Other Academic Experiences: Friday, January 16 
  • SCI Co-Curricular Programs including Student Professional Development Travel and Alternative Breaks: Friday, January 16
  • Scholar-Citizens in Action Grants for Summer 2015: Friday, February 6

The Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee meets the first and third Monday of each month during the regular academic semester.  Notification letters are sent within 10 business days of the Steering Committee's decision, and will take the form of one of the following:

  • feedback for revision and resubmission of the application,
  • a request for additional information,
  • an award letter and contract outlining the specifics of the award and the contractural obligations of the award recipient.