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Funding Your Connecting Experience

BDP Connecting Experience Scholarship

We have scholarships available to support you during your Connecting Experience. Complete the scholarship application (PDF) and turn in to FAC 338 by the Connecting Experience proposal deadline.

Include as much information as possible in your application. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and both financial need and merit will be considered. Typical awards range from $200-$2,500 based on a student’s individual situation.

Please note that BDP scholarships are disbursed after a Connecting Experience begins. If you receive an award, you will need to pay program, travel or other fees before you receive any funds from our office. If you are currently receiving financial aid and you are awarded a BDP scholarship, we recommend that you speak with a counselor in the Office of Student Financial Services to determine whether your Connecting Experience scholarship will affect your existing aid package.

UT Funding Resources

There are many opportunities for funding and recognition at UT. A number of links are listed below. Consult your college, department, and faculty mentor for other possibilities.

BDP Opportunities Blog
We frequently list scholarships, along with possible Connecting Experience opportunities, on our blog.

College of Liberal Arts Research Scholarships
Many are scholarships listed are open to undergraduate students conducting research under the supervision of a faculty member.

School of Undergraduate Studies Exploration Grant
These are competitive grants awarded to students seeking funds to promote academic and career exploration. Grants can be requested in any amount up to $2,000.

Senate of College Councils Undergraduate Research Grant
This $1,000 award seeks to encourage students to get involved in research early in their undergraduate experience. Eligible applicants include students assisting a faculty member on that faculty member’s research project and students conducting independent research.

Study Abroad Office Scholarships
The Study Abroad Office offers a thorough list of funding opportunities to students seeking to study or conduct research abroad.