Experiential Learning Scholarship Fund

The Experiential Learning Scholarship Fund (formerly the Research and Creative Scholarship Fund) supports students in participating in research, creative works, travel, internships, service, studying away or participating in professional development.

ELSF was created through a student referendum in 2015 that established a $1.00/Semester “Research Fee” that is housed within the ASUM Activity Fee. It is composed of student-fee dollars and annual contributions from campus partners - Experiential Learning and Career Success; the Office for Research and Creative Scholarship; and the Washington Corporation.

Previously Funded Project Examples

  • Jana Wiegand went to Brazil to study and report on the collapse of the Rio Doce Dam, bringing her one step closer to her Master's Degree in Journalism.
  • Claire Voris, and MFA Student, rode on the Chief-Joseph Trail with the Nez Pierce tribe to gain authentic experience to complete her non-fiction novel, which she hopes to publish soon.
  • Half a dozen students (including Carmen Luke and Kayla Duford) went to Gondor, Ethiopia to engage in an Interdisciplinary Health Clinic as Pharmacists and Physical Therapists.
  • An undergraduate student, Kenzie Lombardi, to complete her internship at the Democratic National Convention.