Sisters Kathleen Keating and Maxyne Schneider Experiential Learning Fund (KSF)

Elms College is proud to offer this fund to support students pursuing unpaid internships, research experiences, mission trips, service learning fieldwork, and study abroad opportunities.

Whether you’re gaining experience in a lab, at a nonprofit, with a local business, or in an entirely different country, extra funding can help you embrace your passion. Click below for more information.


Study abroad

Research experiences

Mission trips and Service trips

Interested in learning more about experiential learning at Elms? Check out the video below to hear from Kevin Corcoran ’19 about his internship at Historic Deerfield.

Which experiences qualify for funding?

  • An internship related to your major, field of study, and/or career interests
  • A research experience with a faculty member at an academic institution
  • A local, national, or international mission trip or service trip
  • A study abroad opportunity

Who can apply?

Everyone — first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, if you are pursuing an opportunity at an external organization, they might have restrictions related to class standing. Be sure to read the position description carefully.

How often can I apply?

Students can submit multiple applications throughout the academic year. Funding can only be granted once per academic year, however.

When is the deadline?

The application deadline for funds to be used in spring and summer 2019 has passed. Please check back in the summer for information about the next disbursement period.

  • Mission trips and Service trips
  • Study abroad
  • Research Experiences and Internships

What else do I need to do?

After completing your learning experience, you will work with a faculty member or staff member to develop a presentation for the Experiential Learning symposium, to be held near the end of the spring 2019 semester.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate Elms College student at any campus location.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of application.
  • You must have an offer letter for your learning experience prior to applying for funding. (Students participating in mission trips through Elms do not need to provide a letter.)
  • You are free to submit multiple applications, but funding can only be awarded once per academic year.