Student Funding

Learn outside of the classroom and expand your knowledge with off-campus, real-world experiences. The Wilson Center supports off-campus professional development opportunities that build leadership and innovation skills for students. Bring the important skills you learn at Grinnell into your life. These professional development opportunities help enhance your life experience – whether in your career and service or in your learning and critical thinking skills – while building your social and professional network.

The Wilson Center is open to sponsoring events, conferences, and other relevant off-campus opportunities that you believe strengthen your innovation and leadership skills, knowledge, and critical thinking ability. We offer funding for some experiences that make an impact and align with our mission.

To be considered for funding, students must submit a well-articulated proposal. While all proposals are considered, there is no guarantee they will be accepted.

See a list of conferences the Wilson Center has sponsored or may be of interest to students to foster their leadership and/or innovation skills. 

Shannon Riley ’17

Grinnell College Student Attends a Program at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

In the modern digital age, ideas on how to access and represent data and knowledge in Classics are rapidly evolving. Last year, the Wilson Center helped Shannon Riley ’17, a classics major, attend the Information Fluency in Classics Program.
Grinnell student-athletes at the NCAA APPLE Training Institute

Grinnell College Student-Athletes Attend the NCAA’s APPLE Training Institute

Wilson Center sponsors students attending the nationally recognized program that promotes wellness and substance abuse prevention.
Teodora Cakarmis ’17 at the Marrakech 2016 COP22 Conference

Teodora Cakarmis '17 Attends the Marrakech Climate Change Conference

Teodora Cakarmis '17, a French and Political Science major, received funding from the Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership to attend the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco.

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