Real World Experience Awards

Real-World Experience Awards

Alvernia now offers Real-World Experience Awards to financially assist students for a variety of experiential opportunities, without reducing the amount of financial aid a student already has been awarded.

Launched in 2016, these competitive awards of up to $2,000 support student participation in:

  • Study Away Experiences (such as a study abroad program or a domestic experience like The Washington Center)
  • Non-domestic Service Learning or Alternative Breaks (to defray the extra costs of participation for a first-time participant)
  • Credit-bearing Internships (to help with travel or living expenses when the internship is away from Alvernia or from a student’s home)
  • Undergraduate research (for non SURF participants)

Applications will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including academic performance, extra/co-curricular involvement at Alvernia, and the degrees to which the proposed experiences will add to a student's progress toward fulfilling our mutual mission to become: "Broadly educated, life-long learners; Reflective professionals and engaged citizens; And ethical leaders with moral courage."

Apply Here:

Current Application Deadline: October 31, 2016
For use after: January 2017 

> Apply for a Real World Experience Award


Visit the Educational Planning Center in Bernardine Hall 103, or email

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