/ Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

Vocation Grants

Hope is partnering with the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to develop additional ways to strengthen the links between vocational exploration and preparation for one’s career.

We are excited to launch two new initiatives to extend the reach of this work:

  • Student experiential learning grants that expand experiential learning and vocational reflection opportunities for students through mini-grants (e.g. funding an unpaid internship or undergraduate research)
  • Faculty course development grants that encourage faculty to develop courses that cultivate students’ exploration of their vocation in preparation for life after college

This initiative is available through the generous support of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Lilly Endowment Inc.


Faculty are invited to develop a proposal for a course design/redesign in their academic discipline or division that encourages students’ vocational exploration and philosophy of life alongside professional preparation for life after college. $2,000 is awarded for each new or redesigned approved course. See the faculty application for more information, including additional resources and deadlines.

Faculty Application

Additional Faculty Resources


Hope encourages all students to have at least one experiential learning opportunity before graduation. To help make this experience possible, we are inviting students to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to offset the cost of an internship or undergraduate research experience. Priority for the funds is given to students of color and students demonstrating financial need. See the student application for more information, including additional resources and deadlines.

Student Application