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Life of the Mind Grant

The Life of the Mind Grant supports established and new groups of students (minimum of three students) and provides funding for long-range, sustainable projects of an academic nature that enhance academic life on campus, bring new ideas to the student body, and enrich the Colorado College community.

Eligibility:

  • The grant is for student groups of three or more students.
  • The proposal should be academic in nature and should benefit the CC Community.
  • The student group must have a faculty or staff mentor engaged with professional expertise in the project proposed and fully engaged in/consulted during development of the project.
  • Students applying must be registered full time at CC.

Examples of projects previously awarded include:

  • Independently created student publications;
  • Support for philanthropic fundraising opportunities;
  • Bringing academic speakers to campus;
  • Public art projects;
  • Small academic symposiums;
  • Seed money for student mentoring groups.

Review process:

  • Proposals are reviewed each block by the Dean’s Advisory Committee.
  • Applications are due the second Monday of each block, at 5:00 pm (completed on SUMMIT) and include: Project Statement, Itemized Budget, Faculty/Staff mentor recommendation, IRB approval (if needed).
  • The Dean’s Advisory Committee meets the third Thursday of each block to review with notification by the final Wednesday of the block.

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For more information, contact Karen Lee Smith, Administrative Assistant, Dean’s Office, (719) 389-6686.