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Engineering | Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP)

Experiential Learning Grants

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program experiential learning grant promotes student experiential opportunities in and outside of the Grand Challenge component areas. Grand Challenge Scholars are required to either take courses or participate in an experience for interdisciplinary, entrepreneurship, and the global components. Students will have the ability to participate in more experiential based learning and professional development.

Students will be awarded up to $800 for domestic experiences and up to $1,500 for international experiences.

Read about the awesome experiences our scholars have participated in using Grand Challenge Scholar Experiential Learning Grants funds.

Research Stipends

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program research funding is to promote students conducting research in the Grand Challenge areas. Students are eligible to receive up to 1 semester of a funding stipend for $1,600.

Grand Challenge Scholars that are selected to participate will automatically be approved for having completed a semester of research for the Grand Challenge Scholars component requirement. Students will be required to present during the FURI symposium and submit an end of the semester summary.

Learn about eligibility requirements and current research stipend recipients.

GCSP Summer Institute

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program offers a Summer Institute in late July at the ASU Tempe campus for 40 Grand Challenge Scholars. The Summer Institute provides newly admitted Grand Challenge Scholars the opportunity to build a community on campus and gain exposure to the Grand Challenges of Engineering before entering their first semester. Students will receive an introduction into the Grand Challenge Scholars program, such as how the Grand Challenges impacts engineering, learn about the five component requirements of the program, and be provided research tours and hands on experiences. 

Find more information about the GCSP Summer Institute