Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact The Office of Career, Life, and Community Engagement or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.
The Fred Sturm Inspiration Fund
The Fred Sturm Inspiration Fund has been established to ensure our late professor’s legacy continues for future generations of Lawrentians. This fund will assist students in exploring jazz-related study opportunities to unlock potential and inspire students to reach new levels of insight, mastery and confidence.
Through the commitment and generosity of Lawrence University Saxophone Studio alumni, their parents, and friends of the Saxophone Studio, the Steven Jordheim Endowed Fund for Musical Exploration was established in 2014. The fund supports the creative efforts of current students enrolled in saxophone study at Lawrence, making possible a variety of student projects such as domestic and international travel and study, commissions for new works for the saxophone, recording projects, and performance tours.
Dyrud Family Collaboration Grant
Awards available in support of student/faculty collaborative projects in the visual arts resulting in public exhibition. Award may cover stipends for students, materials, equipment, travel and other production expenses. Projects may be initiated by students or faculty, though preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in art, studio art faculty, and projects that advance creative achievement and innovation. Suggested grant amount $3,000-$5,000.
Through the generosity of the Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors, the Bridge Fund will support non-profit unpaid internships.
John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
The John & Barbara Knapp P’89 Fund for Career Exploration and Development will support programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields.
Hopfensperger Senior Experience Fund
Award supports expenses for Theatre Arts Related Senior Experiences. Apply directly with Theatre Arts faculty.