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? 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 towards 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 

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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).