Expand your experience beyond the classroom.

The Student Engagement Network is offering grants to students who want to expand their experience beyond the classroom. Individual awards of up to $3,000 are available to cover unpaid internships, research opportunities, travel costs, event fees, supplies and materials, books, software needed for projects and presentations, and more. The grant application and review process has been designed to create a fair and equal opportunity for students to receive funding. Any funding requests outside the established application and review process will not be considered.

Application & Award Timeline: Cycle 1
(fall + spring)


Application & Award Timeline: Cycle 2

Applications for experiences taking place in spring 2019 (~January 2, 2019 – May 10, 2019)

  • October 19 – Application Opens
  • January 31 – Application Deadline
  • February 15 – Award Decision Notification
  • TBA – Grant Awardee Information Sessions

Application & Award Timeline: Cycle 3

Applications for experiences taking place in summer 2019 (~May 5, 2018 – August 17, 2019)

  • March 1 – Application Opens
  • March 15 – Application Deadline
  • March 29 – Award Decision Notification
  • TBA – Grant Awardee Information Sessions

A Gift with Potential

The Student Engagement Network is made possible by gifts from generous donors. Learn more about how to help Penn State students achieve their full potential by contacting Kimberly Neely, Director of Development, at 814-865-6533 or

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