Funding Resources

The best way to find your first career after college is to explore experiences during college.  The good news is that you may be able to find funding to support your internship, research, volunteering, service, fellowship, or other experience.

The Piper Center, your faculty advisors, coaches and other staff members can help you apply for funding.  (The Piper Center oversees the funding highlighted with a *.)

Unpaid or Underpaid Internships and Research Experiences

*Interim Internship Funding (Piper Center Grant Award or the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund)
*Summer Internship Funding (Piper Center Grant Award or the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund)
*Public Affairs Conversation Grant (must be enrolled in the Public Affairs Conversation)

St. Olaf Internship and Research Programs

*St. Olaf Cohort Programs (Interim and summer)
Health Scholars, Kloeck-Jenson Social Impact Scholars, Svoboda Legal Scholars, Mayo Innovation Scholars, Entrepreneurial Scholars, etc.
*Pre-health Internship Programs
St. Olaf Summer Research Program (CURI)
Weber Scholars Summer Program (Institute for Freedom and Community) (reading, discussion and research)
Steen Fellowship (independent scholarship, investigation, and creativity, summer only)
Magnus the Good Collaborative Fellowships (student-faculty research collaborations, academic year)

Short-term Career Enhancing Experiences

*Short-term Career Enhancing Experiences: Johnson Family Opportunity Fund – only available to students with high financial need; can be applied to part-time internships that that take place during the academic year, interview expenses, and other short-term career experiences

Graduate/Professional School Expenses

*Graduate School Expenses: Johnson Family Opportunity Fund – only available to students with high financial need

Entrepreneurship (for profit and social venture)

*Entrepreneurial Venture Concept Grant
*Ole Cup Entrepreneurial Competition
*Davis Projects for Peace

Conference Attendance

Academic Conferences
Co-Curricular Conferences 
*Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (for students with a high level of financial need)

Fellowships

Fellowship Opportunities and Resources

Smith Center for Global Engagement

Smith Center Opportunity Fund (for summer or semester programs)

Emergency Funding

Emergency Fund for Students

Funding Outside of St. Olaf

Outside Funding Opportunities