OWU is dedicated to providing the resources and opportunities to participate in internship, externship, and career exploration experiences.

Thanks to the generosity of OWU Alumni and Friends we are able to provide grant funding to students to make participation possible.

Students can apply for grant funding to help offset expenses that may be incurred while participating in these experiences.

David Miller '54 Award

The David Miller Award will be given to students for internship or externship experiences in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. All class years and majors encouraged to apply.  

The John Wesley Shumate Award

The John Wesley Shumate Award will be given to students for internship or externship experiences in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. First preference will be given to marginalized students.

Shadman Zafar ’94 Endowment for the OWU Career Connection

Strengthening students’ ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings through internships and other hands-on experiences. First preference for awarding these funds shall be for mathematics and computer science majors. Email Megan Ellis at mrellis@owu.edu for more information about applying for this grant opportunity.

Theory to Practice Grants

At OWU, you connect the classroom and the real world. A Theory-to-Practice Grant (TPG) can bring learning to life. Initiated in 2009, these grants enable students to receive University funding to expand and enhance their undergraduate experience.

Small Grant Program (Used to be called SIP)

The Small Grant Program for Signature Projects is intended to support certain expenses in a way that complements but does not duplicate, Theory-to-Practice Grants.

Small grants generally are limited to no more than $750*, so students seeking a larger amount of funding should consider other sources. Additionally, the Small Grant Program process is designed to be quicker than other grant processes, as proposals are considered on a rolling basis.

Blaine E. Grimes Grant Program

Sponsored by the Economics and Business Department and the Woltemade Center, the Blaine E. Grimes Grant Program is available to Ohio Wesleyan students who are Economics,  Management Economics, Business Administration, Finance Economics, Accounting, or International Business majors (must be a declared major or minor). The purpose of the program is to encourage and support internships and activities, especially those related to international or public service programs. Grants are available for up to $2,000 for summer, fall or spring semester internships and up to $750 for winter break internships.