Grants for Students

The F.M. Kirby Foundation Access and Opportunity Endowment Fund awards a limited number of need-based grants and stipends for undergraduate students each semester.  These awards allow students to gain knowledge as well as experience new cities during their career exploration and job search process.






Travel Stipend

The travel stipend can be used to offset expenses related to transportation, hotel, and meals for WFU sponsored Career Treks and Connects events. Priority is given to students who have not received a travel stipend during the current academic year (August 2017 – July 2018).

Professional Development Grant

The professional development grant covers expenses such as a professional wardrobe and business accessories (i.e. business cards, stationery, pad-folios) that are a necessary part of the career development and job search process.

Students can apply for a grant up to $300.

Link to Application

Experiential Learning (Internship) Stipend

The experiential learning stipend helps to offset student costs for unpaid summer internships and/or research projects in their career field of interest. Students can request up to $3,000 in their application.

All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the experiential learning (internship) stipend.  Students are not eligible to apply if they are receiving funding from another source.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2018

Link to Application