Johnson Family Opportunity Fund

The Johnson Family Opportunity Fund offers support for students with a high level of financial need who are pursuing career-enhancing opportunities.

Funding available for various experiences:

***Updates for 2022-2023 are currently being made. Please check this website in September 2022 for upcoming deadlines and other updated information.***

summer INTERNSHIPs

Funding to support an unpaid or underpaid internship or similar experience that takes place primarily during the Summer.
       2021-2022 Deadlines: April 8 and May 4

short term Career-Enhancing Experiences (includes Fall/Spring Semester Internships)

Funding related to interview expenses, conferences, training programs, or other short-term career enhancing experiences, including part-time fall or spring semester internships.
       2021-2022 Deadlines: October 13, December 8, February 16, March 22 and April 27

Graduate/Professional School-related Expenses

Funding for graduate or professional school-related expenses including test fees, interview expenses, application fees, and more.
   2021-2022 Deadlines: October 13, December 8, February 16, March 22 and April 27

INTERIM INTERNSHIPs

Funding to support an unpaid or underpaid internship or similar experience that takes place primarily during January.
     2021-2022 Deadlines: November 10 and December 10

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Johnson Family Opportunity Fund Overview

The Johnson Family Opportunity Fund offers support for students with a high level of financial need, with a preference for first generation college students, who are pursuing career-enhancing opportunities such as internships (unpaid or underpaid) or shadowing opportunities, or who are pursuing graduate/professional school and have expenses such as test registration and program application fees.

The Johnson Family Opportunity Fund was established in 2014 through the generous support of the Johnson family and is intended to provide greater access to resources, experiences, and opportunities to help students navigate the path from college to career, and to decrease the barriers caused by a lack of financial support.

All potential applicants must ensure that they have the necessary financial need and meet other eligibility guidelines. Please carefully review all eligibility guidelines and application instructions relevant to the opportunity you are pursuing before applying for funding.

Application Assistance

Students are encouraged to meet with Kristi Kehrwald Adair  or Nate Jacobi with questions they have about the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund including Budget Reviews.

JFOF Drop-in Hours in the Piper Center (Spring 2022)

Mondays from 3-5 pm – Kristi’s drop-in hours in the Piper Center

Thursdays from 3-5 pm – Nate’s drop-in hours in the Piper Center

VIRTUAL Drop-in Hours (Spring 2022)

Tuesday, March 22 from 2-3:30 pm (Join via Zoom) VIRTUAL ONLY – Spring Deadline #2!

Tuesday, March 29 from 1-3 pm (Join via Zoom) VIRTUAL ONLY

Tuesday, April 26 from 1-3 pm (Join via Zoom) VIRTUAL ONLY

You may also reach out to Kristi <kehrwa1> or Nate <jacobi> directly via email or schedule a virtual or in-person meeting via Handshake.