Student Enrichment Program

This innovative program allows students to write their own tickets.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walter and Marian English Foundation, the Student Enrichment Program makes funding available for student pursuits beyond the MTSO campus. Grants are awarded throughout the year for scholarly and professional conferences, social-action endeavors, and service initiatives.

Students have traveled nationally and internationally through SEP, enriching the campus with the wisdom they bring home.

All students whose applications are approved for funding must share the process and outcomes of their enrichment projects with the MTSO community. Students may choose from one of two options for sharing their projects:

  • Option 1: Write a blog post (or, for multi-day projects, set of blogs posts) describing your experiences and reflecting on them. Blog posts will be shared on Populi and posted on the MTSO Student Facebook page. Details: Students must write a minimum of one post per day during their enrichment experience (training, conference, trip, etc.), ranging from 200 to 500 words per post. Pictures, when appropriate, are a plus.

See students’ blog posts from past SEP projects.

  • Option 2: Participate in a public, SEP committee-moderated round table discussion with other SEP grant recipients about your experiences.

SEP guidelines

SEP application