OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Experiential Education Funds

The College of Forestry is pleased to offer undergraduate students* funding opportunities to participate in programs or events that support educational enhancements, professional development opportunities, and/or leadership experiences.  Such experiential education activities may include conference participation, international study experiences, etc. 

 

*Please note, these funds are only available to undergraduate students in one of the College of Forestry's majors (Forestry, Forest Engineering, Forest/Civil Engineering, Renewable Materials, Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership, Natural Resources, Tourism & Outdoor Leadership, or Recreation Resource Management.  Funds are available to students at any OSU campus.

 

Funds Available

Funds vary from year to year.  The average funding award is generally around $500.  The level of funds awarded are guided by factors such extent of professional development offered, location, level of student contribution, nature of the travel, etc. 

 

How to Apply

Each term Student Services Office will announce a competitive RFP process.   Proposals are due as follows:

 

Beginning date of activity, program, or event; or first date participation occurs

(participation date or first day of formal participation occurs during this period - please note your experience may extend beyond this period; however proposal due dates are based on when the FIRST day of participation occurs)

Proposal Due

Awards/Announcements
Made

October 1-December 31, 2017

June 1, 2017

June 15, 2017

January 1 – March 30, 2018

November 1, 2017

November 15, 2017

April 1- June 30, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

July 1- September 30, 2018

May 1, 2018

May 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Important Information (please read thoroughly)

All proposals must be submitted on the proposal form and all requested supplemental materials must be provided for the proposal to be considered complete.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Poorly developed proposals with inaccurate information will not be funded.  You should include a complete description of the proposed activity/event, destinations, contacts, approximate schedule, budget, and expected educational benefits as well as program information, agenda, or other similar documents.   A sample budget may be found here.

Even if you have not yet been accepted for a program or you are not 100% sure you're able to participate we encourage you to submit a funding proposal anyway as you can always decline any funds awarded to you.  We cannot accept late applications (or offer a deadline extension) and you don't want to be disappointed that you didn't apply for funds when you do find out you've been accepted to a program.

If you are unsure about the process, deadlines, or you have ANY questions, please contact Kira Hughes in the Student Services Office, Snell 133, or 541-737-3475.  Submit your proposal and supplemental materials to the Student Services Office, Snell Hall 133, or via email to , by the applicable proposal due date listed above.  Proposals will be reviewed at one time after the due date closes.  Students can expect to hear the results of funding decisions by the announcement date listed above.

 

Eligibility

1)       Open to degree-seeking full-time, undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students enrolled and in good academic standing in College of Forestry.

2)      Students will not be considered for funding for more than 1 event per academic year.

3)      The proposal must clearly describe the educational benefit of the event.

 

Requirements

1)       Students who are selected to receive funding are required to sign a travel funds agreement, a waiver of liability form, and applicable international travel forms.

2)      Students who are selected to receive funding for international travel are required to carry travel insurance.

3)      Students must provide a brief written statement within one month of travel that addresses how your education has been enhanced through your participation in this experience.

4)     Students may be asked to speak with fellow students about the experience.


Selection Committee

Experiential Education Funds proposals are reviewed and awarded by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Forestry.  

 

Helpful Websites:

fa.oregonstate.edu/fobc/college-forestry/travel

fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/travel

www.state.gov/travel

travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html


Submit your proposal, using the proposal form,
to the Student Services Office, Snell 133, or via email to    

If you have questions regarding the proposal process, please contact Kira Hughes 541-737-3475 at or visit Snell Hall 133, the Student Services Office.