Search within:


Making Experiential Learning More Affordable

Ohio University is committed to putting experiential learning within reach for all students. Toward that goal, awards and grants are available to support students in pursuing experiential learning opportunities and to support faculty/staff in providing them. Funding opportunities are available on regional campuses and the Athens campus and are supported by the Career and Experiential Learning Fee that Ohio University adopted in Fall 2018. 

Student Funding

Undergraduate Experiential Learning Awards are available to individual undergraduate students. Students may apply for any amount between $100-$1000.

The next funding application cycle will open January 26, 2024 with a March 15 application deadline. This funding cycle is to support opportunities taking place between May 1, 2024 and May 1, 2025.

Application Instructions Past Student Awards 


Faculty & Staff Stewardship Grants

The Undergraduate Experiential Learning Stewardship Grant is available to support new and expanded experiential learning opportunities facilitated by OHIO faculty, staff, and student organizations on any OHIO campus. 

These grants are intended to:

  • Enhance access, recognizing the positive retention and persistence outcomes for experiential learning participants
  • Foster an inclusive environment in experiential learning settings
  • Increase experiential learning offerings that align with the University's definition
  • Encourage collaboration across units
  • Maximize the impact of the Undergraduate Career and Experiential Learning fee

January 26, 2024 with an March 15, 2024 application deadline. This funding cycle is to support opportunities taking place between May 1, 2024 and May 1, 2025.

Funds will be available to recipients for 365 days from the date of approval. Funding may be spent over a period of up to two years if a specific project calls for an extended timeline and approval is sought and given in advance.

Application Instructions