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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
  • Apply to Graduate as a Scholar-Citizen or Scholar-Citizen Fellow
  • SCI Beyond the Classroom (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 
  • SCI in the Classroom (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 

Summer 2015

Friday, March 20th

Fall 2015

Soft deadline: Friday, March 20th.  Applications received on or before March 20th receive priority funding and will be listed in the registration system in time for fall registration.  Final deadline:  Friday, August 31st

Wintermester 2015

Friday, December 4th 

Spring 2016

Soft deadline: Friday, October 16. Applications received on or before October 16th receive priority funding and will be listed in the registration system in time for fall registration.  Final deadline:  Friday, January 15.

Applications are reviewed by the Scholar-Citizen Director and Steering Committee on a rolling basis.  

The Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee meets the first and third Monday of each month. 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.