Applications for "SCI" designation of Wintermester 2015 and Spring 2016 courses and co-curriculars are currently being accepted. 

Applications for funding of Spring 2016 courses/projects must be submitted on or by January 15, 2016.  Due to the high volume of requests, we will not be able to fund all projects or to fund at previous levels.  Please carefully consider and document any funding requests.   

The first time an academic or co-curricular learning experience is offered as a Scholar-Citizen intensive or "SCI" experience, the Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee must verify it meets the student learning outcomes and program criteria of the Scholar-Citizen program. An application for designation may be initiated with or without a request for funding.

Many courses and co-curricular experiences can be modified to meet the requirements for Scholar-Citizen Intensive ("SCI") designation.  Follow the links below to initiate an online application, or explore the "Benefits" section to learn about why faculty collaborate with the SCI.    

Online Forms

SCI Co-Curricular, "SCI Beyond the Classroom"

For obtaining designation and potentially funding for experiences outside the classroom

These grants can be used to support

  • Student professional development experiences such as travel to a professional conference, workshop, or competition
  • Campus programming such as a guest speaker or workshop series
  • Internships
  • Volunteer programs
  • Alternative breaks
  • Community projects

SCI Course, "SCI in the Classroom" For obtaining designation and potentially funding for experiences related to a credit-bearing course, such as an an independent study or an academic project occuring for credit
Renew Your SCI Designation For experiences that have previously been SCI designated, please complete and submit this form.Please apply at least 6 weeks before the start of the experience. Renewals are good for one year.

Application Deadlines

For programs and experiences occurring in 

Wintermester 2016

Friday, December 4th 

Spring 2016

First deadline: Friday, October 16. Applications received on or before October 16th receive priority funding and will be listed in the registration system in time for fall registration.

Applications received after the October 16th deadline are not guarranteed funding. 

Second deadline:  Friday, January 15.  

Summer 2016

Friday, March 18th

Fall 2016

First deadline: Friday, March 18th.  Applications received on or before March 18th receive priority funding and will be listed in the registration system in time for fall registration.  

Second deadline:  Friday, Sepetmber 2nd. So that new faculty have an opportunity to offer "SCI" classes, a second application cycle is offered.  



Applications for SCI Designation are reviewed by the Scholar-Citizen Director and Steering Committee on a rolling basis.  Funding decisions are made according to the above deadlines. 

The Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee meets the first and third Monday of each month. Notification letters are sent within 10 business days of the Steering Committee's decision, and will take the form of one of the following:

  • feedback for revision and resubmission of the application,
  • a request for additional information,
  • an award letter and contract outlining the specifics of the award and the contractural obligations of the award recipient.