Application Process

  1. Develop your project ideas.
  2. Identify your mentor.
  3. Review application materials below.
  4. Write up a proposal.
  5. Respect application deadlines and notifications.
  6. Click Apply Now! to register your project. You will receive an email confirming your application from the Office of Engaged Learning to continue the process on Blackboard.
  7. Login to Blackboard and upload application forms: Proposal, Funding Request, Mentor Letter, Host Agency Letter (if necessary).
  8. Complete Reflection Exercise 1 in Blackboard.
  9. Check your email for application status.
  10. Upon project approval, confirm participation.

Application Forms


A proposal is a well-articulated description of the project, from beginning to end. It includes your project's purpose, goals, methodology, timeline and bibliography. 

Funding Request

Approved projects are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in grants for project expenses. Expenses are what you need to make the project happen: supplies, fees, travel, but do not include tuition or per diem.

Engaged Learning grant dispersal:

  • Award received upon approval, $250
  • Reimbursement for money spent during project, up to $1,500
  • Award received upon completion and presented at graduation luncheon, $250

Mentor Letter of Recommendation 

The Mentor Letter of Recommendation is a letter from the Office of Engaged Learning that you give to your mentor. The letter describes the commitment of the mentor to the project and the information needed in the recommendation.

Host Agency Letter of Support

If the project is hosted by a community partner, the Host Agency Letter of Support is from the Office of Engaged Learning that you give to your project supervisor. The letter describes the information needed.

Reflection Exercises

Reflection exercises connect what you are doing, the impact you are having and what you are learning. Throughout your project, you will complete three Reflection Exercises.


Scoring Template

Senior Survey

Student Learning Outcomes