Discover Boundless Possibilities with OWU Connection Grants: Unleashing the Power of Exploration, Community Impact, Global Travel, and Professional Growth

OWU Connection grants are funded by generous donors to help students design and execute personalized and impactful OWU Connection experiences. OWU believes that every student should have the opportunity to Think Big, Do Good, Go Global, and Get Real and these grants help make that happen. 

Recent grants have supported projects that include studying green energy and hydrogen fuel cells; comparing the elementary school structures in Dublin, Ireland, and Dublin, Ohio; building rapport between cultures while interning with the East Meets West Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and interning as a data analyst at a high-growth technology company.

To date, OWU Connection grants have awarded over $2 million to the campus community, enabling thousands of OWU students, faculty, and staff to conduct research, complete service projects, travel, and intern in 62 countries (including the U.S.) and 25 states/territories, including Ohio.

OWU Connection Grants Include:

Small Grants

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. This program can fund individual student projects and also projects that involve a small group of students working together.

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Career Development Grants

Thanks to the generosity of OWU Alumni and Friends, we are able to provide Career Grant funding to remove barriers and stress related to financial needs students may face as they explore career goals, intern, and develop through their career pathway.

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Blaine E. Grimes Grants

Sponsored by the Woltemade Center, the Blaine E. Grimes Grant Program is available to Ohio Wesleyan students studying Economics, Management Economics, Quantitative Economics, Business Administration, Finance Economics, Accounting, or International Business (must be a declared major or minor). The program encourages and supports internships, especially those related to international or public service programs.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Grants

Ohio Wesleyan is committed to funding the important work of diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. To that end, faculty, staff, and students are welcome to propose projects that support OWU becoming an antiracist space.

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Contact Info


Slocum Hall
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015


David D. Markwardt
Associate Dean of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 308 |

Megan R. Ellis
Executive Director of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 211 |