Opportunity for Excellence funds are intended to enhance a student’s experience, expand the student’s worldviews and apply classroom knowledge in tangible ways while improving the student’s employability or university transfer application. Students can apply individually, or Instructors and Deans can apply on behalf of a group of students for program and lab improvements, or for instructional equipment. Funds are available for students in one of the following areas: Applied Research, Professional Development, Scholarly Work, Interdisciplinary Work, Internships, or Program/Lab/Equipment Enhancements (instructors/Deans only).
Please note: These funds are specifically intended to support and enhance student learning. Instructors may not apply for funds supporting their own research, professional development, scholarly work, etc.; however, Teacher-Scholar projects directly engaging students can qualify for funding.