Student Opportunity Awards

An objective of Think. Act. Lead.: A Path to Each Student’s Success, one of the initiatives in Stonehill’s new strategic plan, is the creation of a culture for students that promotes ongoing purposeful planning, intentional engagement, and thoughtful reflection upon all experiences—a culture that empowers each student to realize meaningful growth and comes to know and can articulate his/her own story.

With the objective of significantly enhancing the academic, professional, personal and spiritual development of each Stonehill student, we are making available Student Opportunity Awards. These funds, which are made available through the generous support of donors to the College and a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation*, are available to students (primarily but not exclusively) with demonstrated financial need to subsidize the costs associated with their participation in a wide range of high-impact learning activities, such as but not limited to:

  • Local, domestic and international internships
  • Study abroad
  • Faculty- or staff-mentored research or projects
  • Attendance at conferences, meetings, and workshops to present on work done or for professional development purposes
  • H.O.P.E. trips
  • Travel Learning Communities
  • Graduate and professional school standardized entrance exam prep courses and/or application expenses
  • Professional Certification Preparation (i.e., coursework, materials or other training) and/or application expenses

Below is the application, review and award notification timeline. Only those applications received by a deadline date will be considered for funding during that cycle. Applications received after a deadline will be considered for funding in the subsequent application cycle.

Application Deadline Review Period Award Notification
September 15, 2017         Sept 18 – 28, 2017  September 29, 2017          
October 13, 2017 Oct. 16 – 26, 2017 October 27, 2017
November 10, 2017 Nov. 13 – 22, 2017 November 28, 2017
December 8, 2017 Dec. 11 – 20, 2017 December 21, 2017
January 19, 2018 Jan. 22 – Feb 1, 2018 February 2, 2018
February 16, 2018 Feb. 19 – Mar 1, 2018 March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018 Mar. 19 – 29, 2018 March 30, 2018
April 13, 2018 Apr. 16 – 26, 2018 April 27, 2018
May 11, 2018 May 14 – 24, 2018 May 25, 2018

How to Apply

Application for funds are to be made prior to your participation in a high-impact learning activity.  Each student may receive only one Student Opportunity Award per specific activity.

If you have any questions about the Student Opportunity Awards, please email

*The Davis Educational Foundation was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarket, Inc.