Engaged Learning Fund

Gustavus Center for Career Development

Engaged Learning Fund

The Center for Career Development has developed an Engaged Learning Fund by the generosity of Gustavus Alumni donors. These fund are designed to assist students from any major who are in need of funding to complete engaged learning opportunities. Funding can be applied to both academic credit and for non-academic credit opportunities throughout the year. Funding is available for underpaid or unpaid internships and engaged learning opportunities. Students must be actively enrolled at Gustavus to be eligible (First Year - Senior). 

Examples of Engaged Learning Opportunities: For remote and in-person credit and non-credit internships, micro-internships, career explorations, research, conferences related to your career interest, or other career-related experiences related to your intended career.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The latest applications will only be accepted 2 weeks into the following semester. 

For best consideration, students should apply by:

  • Summer semester by June 1
  • Fall semester by July 1
  • J-Term and Spring semester by November 1 

Awards range between $500 - $3,000. You may receive a max of $3,000 during your enrollment at Gustavus **. When applying make sure to be as specific as possible. All awards are subject to the amount available in the fund at the time of the application. 

If you are selected the amount will be determined based on:

  • Financial need.
  • Quality of your application reflecting the value of the experience to your future career.
  • Number of hours worked per week.
  • Total number of days/weeks of the experience.
  • Housing expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Food expenses
  • Additional needs to complete the experience. 

Additional requirements for those selected: 

  • Thank you to the Engaged Fund donors.
  • Reflection and pictures from experience to be used for social media and marketing purposes. 

Funding cannot be applied to:

  • Experiences required for a student's academic program such as, but not limited to, nursing or athletic training clinical rotations or student teaching.
  • Internships or research done at Gustavus or for Gustavus.
  • Tuition or on campus room and board.

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** Opportunities may be reviewed for additionally funding. 

JV 6/9/2022