About Success Skills Funding Program
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the College has made the determination that funding opportunities that could put students at risk are not advisable. The Greene Center, in line with our Strategic Plan, is offering funding for online and virtual programs or trainings that support student career interests, exploration and competency development.
Learning opportunities can complement learning already taking place in the academic classroom, and/or may focus more specifically into particular skill sets or industry sectors, including topics such as programming languages, business and marketing, data science, entrepreneurship, finance, software basics, and others.
Opportunities must follow these guidelines:
Offered by a known and credible online learning provider. These may include but are not limited to Coursera, LinkedIn Learning, IDEO, LifeLabs Learning, Tableau, Google, CodeAcademy, Allison, Canva, Adobe, and CreativeLife.
Courses are focused on developing a skillset or mindset valuable to the student and their career interests, or to potential future employment opportunities.
Include at least
8 hours of instruction
and individual work, and result in a final assessment or project that is shared with other students or the course instructors. If due to the nature of the program that is not an option, examples of work should be submitted to the Funding Coordinator.
You will also complete an evaluation of the opportunity or course, which will become part of a shared library for other students and alumni.
Career Success Skills Funds are available thanks to the generous gifts of University of Rochester friends and alumni who believe in the importance of experiential opportunities.
Undergraduate students who will continue enrollment into Spring 2021
Enrolled in the Colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering for at least one degree program
Learning opportunity has a standard program fee or course tuition, but is not credit bearing through a higher education institution
Not Eligible for Funding
Learning opportunities that do not provide learner with portable and demonstrated skill development, experience or project-based learning
Courses taken through another higher education institution for credit
In order to maximize our ability to support as many students as possible, we are limiting funding to $500 per student per academic year
Determine learning opportunity you would like to participate in
Career Advisers in the Greene Center are available throughout the semester and winter break to discuss options with, but in the end the choice is yours. The Greene Center has a list of pre-approved options at
, and adding to this throughout the year.
Complete the online application for funding assistance
Once approved, participate in course, and complete evaluation provided by the Greene Center (REQUIRED)
Evaluation and Payment Process for Success Skills Funds
Applications are evaluated based on funding requested and the rubric provided.
Award amounts are based on full or partial coverage of learning opportunity registration and materials or software cost. Many online learning providers are offering scholarships, free accounts, etc during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please do your due dilligence on this prior to applying for funding.
Awards will be processed as reimbursements. Once you receive notice of your accepted application, you will need to register for the learning opportunity, and forward your receipt to Christina Pero at email@example.com. She will then return a reimbursement form for your electronic signature, gather other needed sign offs, and send to Accounts Payable.