College of Health and Human Services
PILLARS Grant Program
PILLARS is a grant program designed to provide financial support to College of Health and Human Services students. The grants are funded by annual financial contributions from alumni and friends of the College of Health and Human Services.
- PILLARS grant awards may be used to fund:
- Travel expenses to present research at professional conferences or other educational opportunities such as workshops, lectures, symposia, etc.
- Extraordinary expenses or fees related to research opportunities, clinical placements, field experiences and internship
- Extraordinary expenses associated with master’s thesis and dissertation research or other research project
- Extraordinary and/or emergency funding to help students meet their educational expenses
- The grant amounts may be limited by the College Pillars Committee and amounts are based on annual funding levels
- Grant recipients must be fully admitted to their degree program (“pre” major status students are not eligible)
- Award criteria includes:
- Overall GPA
- Demonstrated financial need
- Evidence that the PILLARS grant will enhance or support the student’s educational program
- Overall GPA
- First-time grant applicants may be given priority over students who have previously received funds
Overall quality of the application materials
- Events that take place after a student has graduated will not be funded
- Not all grant applications will be funded
- The PILLARS committee will meet monthly to review applications
- Funds will not be disbursed to the student until the project has been completed and a required project summary report, including ORIGINAL receipts, is submitted to the PILLARS Committee. As a state institution, original receipts are required for reimbursements to be processed.
Click Here for the Pillars Application packet
Click Here for the Pillars Faculty Recommendation Form