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Opportunity Grants

Extraordinary Students—Exceptional Opportunities

Opportunity Grants of up to $3,000, available exclusively to Presidential Scholars, enable successful applicants to design their own academic, research, internship, or service experience during the summer of their sophomore or junior year, or during a January term. These experiences beyond the normal curriculum can involve foreign study or travel. This support is in addition to other forms of funding (e.g., from the Dean of Faculty’s office, the Career Center, the Goldfarb Center, or the student’s major department or program).

Presidential Scholars can receive funds for:

Recent Presidential Scholars projects have included:

Proposals are due in late September (for January projects) and in early February (for summer projects). Presidential Scholars are notified in advance of the deadlines and have opportunities to attend workshops on grant, proposal, and resume writing. Contact Martha Arterberry for more information.