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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 & Experiential Learning Fee that Ohio University adopted in Fall 2018. 

Student Funding

The Undergraduate Experiential Learning Awards are available to individual undergraduate students. Students may apply for any amount between $100-$1000. The fall funding cycle will support experiential learning opportunities taking place between December 10, 2022 and December 31, 2023. 

Fall funding cycle timeline:

  • Application release date: August 22, 2022
  • August 22, 2022- October 7, 2022 students should attend information sessions (dates TBD) and/or schedule individual appointments with Experiential Learning staff to learn more about the application process.
  • Application submission deadline: October 14, 2022
  • Notification of award: November 18, 2022

Past Student Awards

Application Instructions

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 under-represented groups 
  • 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


Fall funding cycle timeline:

  • Proposal release date: August 22, 2022
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: October 14, 2022
  • Notification of Award: November 18, 2022

Funds will be available to recipients for 365 days from the date of approval. Funding may be spent over a period of up to 2 years if a specific project calls for an extended timeline and approval is sought and given in advance.

Application Instructions