The Community Engagement Access Fund supports a stipend for students pursuing
unpaid experiences in the nonprofit or government sector of Louisville or Southern Indiana and who demonstrate a financial need. Students can request funds during the fall, spring, or summer terms, which can be used to complete a practicum
(30-hour) at $9/hour, or an internship (90-hour) or co-op (180-hour) at $12/hour.
Students must apply for funding by completing this form before the following deadlines:
- Fall – August 1
- Spring – December 1
- Summer – May 1
Applications will be reviewed by committee and award recipients must meet with a member of the Career Development Center or the Center for Community Engagement to review the eligibility requirements and to connect students with community
partners in the students' social justice area of interest. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis.
Student eligibility requirements include:
- Must pursue the experience for academic credit through your academic department to ensure accountability. Students must verify their experience by completing the Application and Proposal form in Handshake before the add/drop deadline
- Must complete the virtual Learn to Serve Orientation.
- Must complete timecards to verify employment.
The application form can be found here. Contact Dr. Liz Todd Byron (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more information.