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Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors


The Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors is designed to fund original research or creative projects pursued after graduation that are related to students’ academic concentrations or senior colloquia. Awards range from $500 to $2000, depending on the project’s scope and time frame.



Please attach a typed, detailed description of your project, explaining why you hope to pursue your field of interest. Please include project goal(s), description of your research methods or artistic process, and project outcome (i.e., an essay intended for publication, a work of art, etc.). Within the proposal, be sure to articulate your concentration, and how the proposed project relates to it.


Itemize expenses associated with your project in the same file as the proposal.



April 1st for May graduation candidates, and December 1st for January graduation candidates.

Please note that if an award is granted, students are expected to provide a written report on their activities by the end of the year following their graduation.