The Education Enhancement Fund will provide funding to students to carry out creative and ambitious projects that deepen their intellect and broaden their horizons
A $6.8 million gift from an anonymous donor will support Immersion Vanderbilt and provide funding to students to carry out creative and ambitious projects that deepen their intellect and broaden their horizons.
The new Education Enhancement Fund, established by the gift, provides a grant-funded opportunity for students to conduct some aspect of Immersion Vanderbilt. All undergraduates are required to complete two immersion components for graduation: (1) an immersive experience, such as an internship, study abroad, field research or sustained volunteering with a local organization, and (2) a culminating project, such as a work of art, a presentation at an academic or corporate conference, a senior thesis, a published op-ed or a performance.
Part of Vanderbilt’s $3.2 billion Dare to Grow comprehensive campaign, this gift reinforces Vanderbilt’s commitment to creating transformative opportunities for students so they may learn and grow and bring about positive change in society.
“These funds underscore Vanderbilt’s dedication to offering life-changing opportunities for our students,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver said. “This generous gift empowers Vanderbilt students to dare to grow in their educational journey, whether it’s delving into in-depth research experiences or producing artistic works that extend beyond the confines of traditional educational opportunities.”
Learn more about this gift and read the original MyVU story here.