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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.

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