Terry Student Assistance and Enrichment Fund

enrichment fund

Application

Apply for funds

  • Students need to fill out an application  for each experience for which they needs funds.
  • Fall 2018 Deadline – September 23
  • Spring 2019 Deadline – March 15

Student Application

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) Student Assistance and Enrichment Fund was created to enhance the academic and co-curricular experience of undergraduate students in the college. The creation of the fund will also help the college achieve the following established strategic goals:

  • Enhance the success of our students through educational innovation by providing high-impact educational experiences for undergraduates
  • Enhance local and global engagement by supporting and providing opportunities for increasing students’ civic and global knowledge, experience, and perspectives
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across CNR programs among both students and faculty/staff

Students Applying for Funding

All undergraduate students enrolled in a CNR major can apply for funds to support their personal extra or co-curricular enrichment experiences. Enrichment experiences for students may vary depending on their future professional and personal goals, and thus, we do not want to set limitations on these opportunities. Examples of funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Support entrepreneurial and service projects that address real world problems
  • Give stipends to students seeking high-impact unpaid internships
  • Assist with fees and travel expenses to attend industry-specific, leadership, professional development or diversity conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Provide scholarships or stipends for students seeking to study or intern abroad
  • Support undergraduate research initiatives
  • Aid the development of programming within CNR
  • Fund students seeking additional courses to enrich a student’s experiences outside of NC State
  • Provide scholarships for CNR sponsored field trips and educational tours

Number and Sizes of Awards

The amount of the award will depend upon the number of applicants and the amount of funds available. Award amounts typically range from $150 to $3,500.

Application Cycle and Deadlines

Fall
Open
: August 15
Close: September 23
Award Notification: October 5

 

Spring
Open
: February 1
Close: March 15
Award Notification: March 30

Eligibility

Undergraduate students enrolled in a CNR major are eligible to apply for these funds. Additional priority will be given to students that not only personally benefited from, but also used these experiences to benefit the CNR student population as a whole. Priority will be given to first time Enrichment Fund applicants.

Post-Award Requirements

Students awarded funding must also complete the following:

  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will outline the award terms (Outline of experience, approved expenses, submission of receipts)
  • Provide proof of experience. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Study Abroad -> Program acceptance Letter
    • Internship -> Letter from internship provide
    • Conference/Workshop -> Registration confirmation
  • Agree to an enrichment fund assignment, typically a profile and blog

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact if I have questions about this program?

All questions should be directed to Tiffany McLean, Director of Enrollment Management, at cnrenrichmentfund@ncsu.edu .

What is the latest date to use the funds?

Funds can be used for any experience occurring prior to your graduation date.

Can I use the funds to reimburse me for an experience I have already had, or that is currently on-going?

No, funds can only be used for experiences that start after the award notification date, October 5 for Fall and March 30 for Spring.

When will my enrichment award be disbursed?

Funds will be dispersed to awardees after proper proof of experience has been provided.

How will I receive my enrichment award?

Awards will be only be disbursed after:

  • Awardee officially accepts the award via online system
  • Proof of experience is provided

A check will be processed and sent to the student’s permanent mailing address listed in MyPack Portal. This process can take between 2-3 weeks after all documentation is provided.

Do I have to be registered for academic credit to receive enrichment funding?

No, you do not have to be participating in an experience which awards academic credit to receive funds.

Student applying must still be considered undergraduate students in good-standing with NC State University and the College of Natural Resources. Students who graduate prior to the enrichment activity may not apply for funds.

How much funding should I request?

The amount of funding you request depends on the nature of your enrichment experience. In most cases, the College of Natural Resources does not have the funding available to support the entire cost of students’ enrichment experiences. For instance, students participating in semester long education abroad programs should not request the total amount needed to participate in the experience. Instead, think critically about the funds you will need to make this experience more affordable for you. You might focus instead on the cost of airfare or textbooks.

How much funding will I receive?

You will be notified of your award amount once your application has been reviewed and approved by the CNR Student Enrichment Fund Committee. Unfortunately, we cannot inform you of your specific award amount until your application has been formally processed and approved. A variety of factors are considered when reviewing applications, including: the cost of the program, the student’s demonstrated financial need,  as well as the quality of the enrichment application. Awards are also determined by the funds available at the time of receipt as well as the specific criteria of our funding sources. In general, enrichment awards can range from $150-$3,500.

How can I confirm my application was submitted?

After submitting the application, you will be prompted with a “Thank you for applying” message. This serves as confirmation that your application was received.

When will I hear back about my application?

Award notifications will be sent via email on October 5 for Fall and March 30 for Spring.

What are the enrichment assignment options?

Students awarded funds must agree to complete reflective assignments which will include a questionnaire and two blog posts about their experience including pictures.

Can a student organization or other group apply for funds?

We will only review applications for individual students. A student organization applying on behalf of a group of members will not be eligible. Student organizations and other groups seeking funding for an enrichment experience can submit a request directly to cnrenrichmentfund@ncsu.edu to see if funds are available.