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

*Piper Center Grant Award for Unpaid or Underpaid Internships (Interim or summer)
*Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (for students with high financial need)
*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, Social Entrepreneurship Scholars, Svoboda Legal Scholars, Mayo Innovation Scholars, Entrepreneurial Scholars, etc.
*Pre-health Internship Programs
St. Olaf Summer Research Program (CURI)
Steen Fellowship (independent scholarship, investigation, and creativity, summer only)
Magnus the Good Collaborative Fellowships (student-faculty research collaborations, academic year)

Entrepreneurship (for profit and social venture)

*Entrepreneurial Grants
*Ole Cup Entrepreneurial Competition
*Davis Projects for Peace

Career Enhancing Experiences (internships, research, graduate school fees, interviews, etc.)

*Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (for students with high financial need)

Conference Attendance

Academic Conferences
Co-Curricular Conferences 


Fellowship Opportunities and Resources

International and Off-campus Studies

IOS Opportunity Fund (for summer or semester programs)

Emergency Funding

Emergency Fund for Students

Funding Outside of St. Olaf

Outside Funding Opportunities