Career Center > Resources > Career Readiness and Experience Fund
Update: March 2, 2021Due to an overwhelming response, no further applications for the Career Readiness and Experience Fund (CREF) are being accepted at this time.
We will consider reopening applications if additional funds become available in the future.
Please review the guidelines below before completing an award request.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
How can CREF funds be used?
Funds can be used for things like:
Attending or participating in a professional conference or career networking event
Paying for graduate school exam fees (e.g. GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc.)
Joining a professional association
Purchasing professional dress attire
Other professional development-related goals or activities
The fund awards as little as $50 and up to $2,500 per request based on need and specified use to students who demonstrate self-motivation towards their own professional and career development. The standard award amount for a professional attire purchase request is $500.
Funds will only be awarded for expenses incurred within one month before or after the application.
Funding will only be awarded for the cost of one graduate school exam. The amount award will be determined by the fees posted on the exam’s website. Please share the URL in your application.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
You will receive an email notification letting you know if your request was approved. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, so you should receive your notification no later than one month after your application was submitted.
Update: March 2, 2021Due to an overwhelming response, applications are currently closed. We will consider reopening applications in the future if additional funds become available.
To apply for an award: