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JPMorgan Chase/Second Year Experience (SYE) Mini-Grant

The JPMorgan Chase/Second Year Experience (SYE) Mini-Grants are being provided to support Morgan State University's Second Year Experience Program.  

The purpose of the SYE Mini-Grant Proposal is to enhance the curriculum of a course that has a majority of second-year students with a component that offers the opportunity for experiential learning. Examples of enhancements could include but are not limited to (1) adding extra credit for Campus to Career Field Trips, (2) building a service-learning project into the course, (3) having students engage in a volunteer activity within the community that supports course objectives, or (4) appropriate job shadowing opportunities that help students identify realistic career options within their major.

Award Amounts and Requirements: All awards are $5,000.00. Not all projects will be funded. There will be five grants awarded each semester to faculty for the inclusion of an experiential learning component into their course curriculum. The course must be offered the semester in which the grant is awarded. A minimum of 50% of students enrolled in the course must be second-year students. Awardees must provide a brief summary report of the outcomes of their mini-grant project within one month of completion.

Completed applications should be emailed to Dr. Brenda James at by the deadline of February 5, 2024, for the project that includes an experiential learning activity in the Spring of 2024.

Notifications of grants awarded will be made by February 12, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.