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Abigail Goodhart - Class of 2017Major - English
Abigail spent the summer of 2015 on campus working with Dr. Kevin Griffith on her project, “One Hundred Years of Poetic Identity”. In addition to reviewing the works of female poets including Maya Angelou, Carol Ann Duffy, HD (Hilda Doolittle) and Susan Howe, Abigail created her own original poems influenced by the voices and experiences of these poets. One of the poems that Abigail wrote during the summer has been accepted for publication is Coe Review, a national journal published by the Coe College English department.
All of these projects and more could be funded by a CHIP grant. Discuss your ideas with your faculty mentor and don’t be afraid to think big! If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning at email@example.com.
EligibilityIn order to apply for a Capital High Impact Project Grant an applicant must have completed at least one semester of study at Capital University. In order to access grant funds, students must be enrolled full-time, have completed one year of undergraduate study at Capital and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above at Capital. All awarded CHIP funds must be used prior to the recipient’s graduation from Capital.
ApplicationStudents may apply for a CHIP Grant beginning in their second semester at Capital University.
Applications are due by February 15 each academic year. The application includes a detailed description of the planned experience including a timeline (up to 750 words), a description of how the planned experience relates to the student’s academic, career or personal goals (up to 250 words), and a budget. Complete an application
Grant recipients are required to submit a reflection report upon completion of their project (approximately 500 words). These reports are shared with donors and used to communicate about the CHIP program to internal and external audiences. Recipients are also expected to share their work with the Capital community at the Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship.
Capital High Impact Project Grants are awarded to students based on their application materials. Requests for disbursement of awarded funds are made to the Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning. Students may access these funds as early as their second year of study at Capital. Funds must be used and projects completed by the students’ final semester of undergraduate study. If a student withdraws from the university, they forfeit the grant award. Once requests for disbursement are approved, students may proceed with using their awarded funds for their approved project. Note that CHIP funds are taxable. Students are advised to consult a tax professional.
After securing a faculty mentor and developing a plan for their project, recipients of a CHIP grant must fill out a Request for Disbursement Form in order to access CHIP funds.» Request for Disbursement Form (DOC) Note that no funds should be used prior to submission of this form and notification of approval. Once approved, the student may begin using funds for the approved expenses.
Need help?: If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.