Student Sponsorship and Funding Guidelines

Mount Holyoke recognizes the value of experiential learning and is supportive of activities that happen outside the classroom.

MHC provides funding for sophomores and juniors to pursue unpaid summer internship and research opportunities through the Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) program.

Funds to support undergraduate students attending or presenting at academic conferences or workshops, participating in off-campus research, or engaging in service learning directly related to their academic program or purpose are awarded on a competitive basis through the Office of the Dean of Students. Funding is not guaranteed.

Limited funding is available through the CDC for undergraduate students participating in pre-professional programs that have established partnerships with MHC or the 3-College recruiting consortium, such as Crack the Case, HBS Peek, and Wall Street Prep. Funding is not guaranteed, and the availability of funding will be noted along with the application instructions for partnership program opportunities.

The Career Development Center has limited funding available to co-sponsor events with student orgs. To be considered for CDC co-sponsorship, an event must be related to student career development and preparation. The CDC also supports student orgs planning career events by providing staff time for consultation on program design, event preparation, and staff participation during the program. Orgs that receive event sponsorship funds or staff support from the CDC agree to list the CDC as a co-sponsor of the event, provide the names of any alums involved in the event (if applicable), and share the student attendance information with the CDC after the event.

The CDC requires a proposal with a description of the event and how the event relates to student career development, along with budget information for the event and how CDC funds would be used if received. The deadline for fall requests is September 30. The deadline for spring requests is January 31.

Please contact us at 413-538-2080 or with any questions.