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Capital Explorer Fund

Launched in 2017 the Capital Explorer Fund is a unique opportunity for scholars to apply for additional funding for an internship, research project, study abroad, or volunteer work that would expand their academic or professional growth. Capital Explorer Funds can be used during winter, spring or summer breaks. Capital Explorer fund applications are accepted year-round, but please be mindful of these deadlines to make sure your application is eligible to be considered. For spring 2024 funding consideration, please apply by November 15, 2023. For summer 2024 funding consideration, please apply by February 15, 2024.

May 15
November 15
February 15

Economic Club Scholars who are undergraduates and have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours or the equivalent are eligible to apply for the Capital Explorer Fund. Completed applications must be submitted to the Economic Club no later than 2 months prior to the start date of the project.  Please read the referenced Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting your application.

Scholar Photo

2018 Scholar Lekabel Abul used CEF funding to visit the National Society for Black Engineers. Pictured above, celebrating her offer from Rockwell Automation! Congratulations Lekabel!

Scholar Photo

2017 Alumni Milagros de Souza hosted 2020 scholar Janiya Charity as a Fashion Merchandising Intern at her business The Clothing Library. Milagros visited Florence Italy in 2019 with CEF funds. Check out Janiya’s video describing her experience interning this summer below!

Capital Explorer Fund Application

Program Description & Frequently Asked Questions