Deadline to Apply: Opportunity Grant

June 30, 2014

Deadline to Apply: Opportunity Grant

Proposal Overview
The purpose of this program is to provide support to undergraduate students in pursuit of academically valuable and pertinent opportunities that arise. These opportunities need not be part of a student's curricular program but should be academically respectable. Examples of relevant activities include professional conference attendance where the student is the presenting author, attendance at uniquely significant art or theatre exhibitions, and acquisition of an academic resource. Support can be given up to $1,500. Only proposals from students in good academic standing at the College will be considered. For seniors who wish to present thesis research at conferences taking place shortly after graduation, applications must be submitted prior to the end of his/her senior year.

Proposal Process
The application process consists of completing an Opportunity Grant Application and Budget Form (download) and preparing a brief one-page description of the proposed activity. These documents should be submitted electronically to Jolie Griffin at You must arrange for a faculty sponsor to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The letter should address the nature of the proposed activity and the benefit to the student. He or she must also review and approve the application prior to submission and confirm that an attempt has been made to secure department funding. For more information on eligibility, please contact Jolie Griffin ( or the chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee, Paul J. Currie (

There are four deadlines for consideration:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:00pm
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm
Monday, June 30, 2014 at 4:00pm
Applications received after a specified deadline will not be considered until the next deadline. Priority is given to those who have not previously received an Opportunity Grant.