Student Funding Opportunities

Learn about various student funding opportunities.

Through generous donations, the Office of Career and Professional Development is able to offer financial assistance - awarded in addition to a student's financial aid package - in support of summer internships. Learn more about the Internship Impact Fund.

Do you know or are you a student experiencing financial hardship? The Student Support Foundation-Stetson University exists to provide both immediate and/or sustainable support to the campus community through student-facilitated philanthropic leadership in order to meet the university’s mission of fostering personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship in all students. In addition, SSF-SU serves to actively engage students in philanthropic work to build individuals’ capacity to persist toward graduation. This student-led organization will work collectively to provide opportunities for the campus community to develop into engaged citizens.

Financial assistance areas of short-term and long-term focus (not an exhaustive list): 

  • Scholarly - Books, school-related supplies, gowns/graduation materials, honor society dues 
  • Personal - Emergency travel, food, clothing, housing, medical expenses 
  • Community - SU ASB trip deposits, leadership development event costs, student organization dues 

Apply for the Student Support Fund.

The Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a signature program that fosters excellence in research and creative activity. The centerpiece of the program is an eight-week research-intensive experience where each student works on an individual project under the mentorship of a Stetson University faculty member. Learn more about the SURE program.

The Multicultural Student Support Fund is designed to provide temporary, short-term financial assistance to students in degree programs who are managing demanding academic requirements while handling unanticipated or emergency financial situations. Learn more about the Multicultural Student Support Fund.

If you’re a current Stetson student and you’ve written and published journalism during the past year, either in print or online, you can win $500 and the Josephine Field Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism. Learn more about the Josephine Field Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism.

This fund serves the purpose of providing students the monetary means to benefit a program partner, implement a new program, or acquire needed training. 

The Community Fund can be used for functions or initiatives that fall under three broad categories: 

  • Student Program: expenses to support student-led service projects or programs
  • Training: expenses to attend conferences or workshops.

  Examples of appropriate uses of the Community Fund include: 

  • Covering the start-up expenses for a Bonner Scholar-designed service project;
  • Purchasing books or other supplies for the students Bonner Scholars are tutoring;
  • Paying summer camp tuition for kids tutored by Bonner Scholars;

Training-related expenses, including travel and registration expenses for conferences and workshops (with a maximum training expense of no more than 25% of the total opening balance in any semester).

For more information please contact [email protected] 

Stetson University seeks proposals for Student/Faculty Collaborative Learning Grants (CLGs). CLGs facilitate partnerships between faculty and students around inquiry, ideas, and activities of mutual interest. Support is intended to create opportunities that boost student and faculty participation in risk-taking, experimentation,
and exploration of new and innovative ideas and activities.

Grants will support joint research, conference presentations, experiential learning opportunities, community engagement activities, or currently unfunded competitions.

  • Joint research/creative activity, experiential learning opportunities, community engagement activities
  • Conference presentations
  • Currently unfunded competitions

Two types of grants are available:

  1. Planning Grants provide a budgetary allowance for planning and exploration of ideas to seed and prepare for more substantial project funding. Stipends of up to $500 per collaborator are available.
  2. Implementation Grants support the implementation of projects and activities. Stipends of up to $1,000 per collaborator are available.

Teams of full-time faculty – including professors of practice and visiting faculty with more than one year of teaching experience at Stetson – and one or more student collaborators are eligible to apply.

  • Projects may be one or two semesters in length beginning in either fall or spring semesters, and projects may extend into the summer months.
  • While undergraduate team members must be currently enrolled at Stetson to be eligible to apply, CLG activities can extend into the next regular semester following a student's graduation (e.g., a conference presentation the semester after graduation).
  • Award recipients are expected to collaboratively present at the Stetson Showcase.

This proposal application packet should include:

  • A brief description of the work that merits the award and a proposal for the work to be done with the award written to be understood by reviewers with diverse backgrounds (1,800 words maximum)
  • A separate budget page describing proposed expenditures directly related to the proposed activities; and
  • A one-page student resumé and a one-page biographical sketch to highlight previous experiences and activities that will promote the project’s success.

Information sessions will be held in August 2023, with application packets due on September 1, 2023. Additional deadlines and details can be found here.