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College-Wide Opportunities

The following opportunities, open to all Colorado College students, are organized alphabetically based on the office or organization responsible for administering the funding.

The Career Center

  • The Career Center provides some funding to support students who undertake unpaid summer internships.

Colorado College Student Government Association

The Office of the Dean

  • Venture Grants: Students may apply for up to $1000 from the Dean’s Advisory Committee for research or conference support. Proposals are considered on a blockly basis. Learn more about the criteria and application process on the Venture Grant page.
  • Life of the Mind Grants: Interested students may apply for Life of the Mind Grants, which are considered on a blockly basis by the Dean’s Advisory Committee. Groups of three or more students are encouraged to apply for up to $3000 to support projects or speakers that enrich the Colorado College community. For more information contact Re Evitt, Associate Dean of the College (x6687).
  • Visiting Speakers: Interested faculty or faculty collaborating with students may bring distinguished visitors to the campus for a period of a few days to a week. The visitors may give campus-wide lectures, lectures to classes, lead informal seminars, or perform for faculty and students. Proposals should try to maximize the exposure of the visitors to the campus community. An all-campus lecture is recommended. (Requests for full block visitors should go through the department chairs to the Dean of the College for funding.) Proposals should be submitted by faculty to the Office of the Dean. Instructions for submitting proposals are available in the Office of the Dean. For more information contact Re Evitt, Associate Dean of the College (x6687).
  • Faculty-Student Collaborative Grants: These faculty-submitted grants involve students in the faculty member’s research activities and provide these students with a first-hand research experience as undergraduates. The grant provides a stipend of $4000 to the students for a ten-week commitment. Faculty mentors may receive up to $500 in their research accounts to defray lab, field or other research expenses. The Dean’s Advisory Committee reviews these applications. Contact Emily Chan, Associate Dean of the College (x6679) or Sendi J. Estrada, Administrative Assistant (x6024).
  • Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace: Colorado College is a participating school in the Davis Projects for Peace, which nationally awards 100 grants of $10,000 per grant. This award is open to all CC students to design a grassroots project that promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict between parties. The project could be domestic (U.S) or international. Read more about the CC internal application process and deadline. You can also read more about the Davis Projects for Peace initiative at other colleges in the nation, and past winners. Contact Mike Siddoway, Associate Dean of the Faculty (x6681).

The Public Interest Fellowships Program (PIFP)

  • The PIFP provides CC students with 10-week summer and 12-month year-long paid fellowships to work at the program's nonprofit partner organizations. 

The President’s Office

  • The President of Colorado College supports student projects through the President’s Special Project Fund. The purpose of this fund is to help students complete the funding necessary to accomplish an academic project that will add to their liberal arts education experience at Colorado College. In order to qualify for support from this fund, students must first pursue all other funding sources available on campus. The awards from this fund range between $100 and $500 and are awarded to students one time during their four years at CC.