Accessing Enrichment Funds

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Scholars who wish to access to their enrichment funds for opportunities other than Outward Bound, which occurs in the summer prior to their first year, must receive approval from the Notre Dame Scholars' Program.

All scholars eligible for enrichment funding attend an orientation meeting early in the Fall semester to learn about the various types of projects their awards permit and to learn from each other about the types of experiences that received funding in the past.

As scholars conceptualize their projects during the academic year, they meet with the Associate Director for Scholar Development and the Associate Director for Scholar Mentoring, to brainstorm and refine ideas. They then submit a 3-4 page written proposal and budget, which the program staff reviews.

Proposals may receive immediate approval or be returned for revisions. Following final approval, funds are disbursed to the scholar, who then tracks all eligible expenses during the enrichment experience. At the conclusion of the enrichment experience, scholars submit to the program office a 3-4 page reflection as well as photography and receipt documentation. They then meet with the Associate Director of Scholar Development to debrief and return any unused funds. 

Current scholars should follow the detailed instructions posted on the Current Scholars page to access their funds.