Johnson Family Opportunity Fund

Learn more about funding, based on your type of opportunity:
Internship & Career-Enhancing Experiences

Learn more about funding related to internships, research opportunities, shadowing, or other career enhancing experiences.

Graduate/Professional School-related Expenses

Learn more about funding for graduate or professional school-related expenses including test fees, interview expenses, application fees, and more.


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.


Past Johnson Family Opportunity Fund Deadlines (2018-2019 Academic Year)
FALL 2018 Application DEADLINES
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm
SPRING 2019 Application Deadlines
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 pm

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Funding decisions will be determined and shared with applicants within 2 weeks of the application due date.


Application Assistance

Drop-In Hours will be held for Budget Reviews and general questions about JFOF. These are typically brief, 10 minute meetings. Kristi Kehrwald Adair will be available in the Piper Center for Vocation and Career (Tomson 270) for drop-in coaching (no appointment needed) prior to the Fall 2019 Application Deadlines. A schedule of drop-in hours will be posted in September 2019.