Support for travel and expeditionary learning

In 2015, COA launched a new initiative to provide each student with up to $1800 to support global and civic engagement and expeditionary learning. Supported projects include COA courses with a travel component as well as independent studies and residencies. Funds can be used to support both domestic and foreign travel. Students in good academic and social standing may begin accessing their funds as early as their second year. Read more about COA’s student fund for expeditionary learning, including how to access funds, in the program handbook.

Rothschild Advanced Student Work Fund

This fund offers students the possibility of financial support to complete advanced work within their academic program.  This work can be collaborative, independent, or part of a project. For more information, contact Marie Stivers or refer to the application form.

The Partridge Foundation Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems Fund

This fund provides $10,000 annually to students, staff, and faculty working on food systems projects.  For more details, refer to the fund guidelines and application form.

Maine Space Grant Consortium Student Research Fellowships

An award from the Maine Space Grant Consortium provides us with approximately $12,500 annually for students conducting research projects under the supervision of COA faculty.