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Capital High Impact Project (CHIP) Grant
Capital High Impact Project Grants provide up to $3,000 to support student engagement in the high impact practices of undergraduate research, creative work, service learning or community-based learning and internship experiences. Eligible expenses include:
Funds cannot be used to pay for anything that is covered by tuition/financial aid, is part of the cost of attendance (e.g., room and board, course books), or anything for which one receives credit. Any equipment and materials purchased with these funds become the property of Capital University.
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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. Bounce your ideas off of your teacher, religious leader, parent, or other mentors and don’t be afraid to think big!If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are awarded Capital High Impact Project Grants based on their application materials and admission to the university. In order to access the funding, 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. In addition, students must have the support of a Capital faculty mentor who is willing to supervise them through their proposed project and/or activity and approve their use of funds. Requests for disbursement are made to the Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship. 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, depending on other financial aid considerations, CHIP funds may be 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 Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship at email@example.com.