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Capital Explorer Fund

2015 Scholar Devonte Howard (far right) received a Capital Explorer Fund award to support his study abroad in summer 2018. He spent four weeks in Asia, traveling to Singapore and Thailand, where he received instruction in six types of Pan Asian cuisine, including hands-on kitchen experience and specialized lectures.

Capital Explorer Fund applications are accepted year-round, but please be mindful of these three deadlines to make sure your application is eligible to be considered.

For programs taking place during:

Semester Months Deadline
Fall September-December June 30
Spring January-April November 30
Summer May-August March 31

Launched in 2017, the Capital Explorer Fund provides guidance and financial support to scholars wishing to complete an internship, research project, volunteer program, or similar opportunity that is meant to advance the scholar’s academic and professional growth outside of regular college attendance. 

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.  Scholars must notify the Capital Explorer Fund coordinator of their interest a minimum of 3 months prior to the start of the project.  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.


Program Description & Frequently Asked Questions

Capital Explorer Fund Application