The Summer Experience Grant application period opens on March 18. 2020.
We have created an eligibility screening that students can complete anonymously. The screening is NOT attached to your application. We encourage you to complete the screening BEFORE beginning your application. Based on your answers, you will receive feedback about the eligibility and viability of your summer experience as it relates to SEG requirements and guidelines.
The Summer Experience Grant (SEG) is a collection of summer funding awards that provide financial support for students to complete summer unpaid or minimally paid career-related experiences. SEG supports students with living expenses, transportation, and travel so that these essential experiences are available to all of our students, who may otherwise not be able to afford them. The selection process is competitive, as we receive a large number of high quality applications for a limited amount of funding. Each college’s career office reviews applications for their own students. Administration of the grant is coordinated by A&S Career Development.
The Summer Experience Grant application connects students to a variety of summer funding opportunities based on their primary college. See details below about the funding available to students:
ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Students in all 7 undergraduate colleges will be considered for Student Assembly SEG awards. The maximum award is $3,000/student.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES STUDENTS
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences will be considered for both Student Assembly SEG and A&S specific awards. All of the A&S funds listed below have a maximum award of $5,000/student and provide support for specific areas or needs:
- Students with demonstrated financial need
- Students who are first-generation
- Experiences at a think tank/government related positions in Washington DC
- Experiences at a start-up or entrepreneurial employer
- Experiences in government (federal, state, or local)
- Experiences in the field of journalism and communications
SCHOOL OFF INDUSTRIAL & LABOR RELATIONS (ILR) STUDENTS
Students in ILR will be considered for Student Assembly SEG awards and a variety of ILR specific awards. ILR provides funding to both BSILR and MILR students. MILRs are not eligible for the Student Assembly SEG awards. However, MILRs are eligible for ILR specific awards and should apply through the SEG application. BSILR students that apply to the SEG will be considered for both Student Assembly SEG and ILR specific awards.
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES (CALS) STUDENTS
Students in CALS will be considered for Student Assembly SEG awards and CALS specific awards.
CORNELL IN HOLLYWOOD STUDENTS
The Cornell in Hollywood (CIH) Fund is given by the Cornell Club of LA for two (2) students participating in CIH. Students in all 7 undergraduate colleges are eligible for this fund, given that they are participating in CIH. The funding dispersal date for this grant will be later than the other funds as students await internship placement.
For more information about eligibility, the application process, timeline and to apply; go to