Student Funding Resources

Co-Curricular and Academic Funding Resources for Pitzer College Students

The following resources are available to Pitzer College students for academic and co-curricular support. Requests for funds should be made to the Dean of Faculty’s Office in Scott Hall. Two sources of funding are available to Pitzer College students:

1. Research and Awards Funding (Academic):

The Dean of Faculty’s Office oversees research and conference travel funding for students. Please see Natalie Rosales the Assistant Director of Administrative Support Services and Budget Management in Scott Hall 109 or email for additional information.

(a) Research Grants: Grants are available to assist Pitzer College students with research project costs. The goal of the grant is to encourage independent research by students. Research necessary for the satisfactory completion of coursework will not be funded, with the exception of Independent Study projects, senior theses (whether required or optional), and other senior projects. The maximum amount any student can receive for research in an academic year is $300.00.

There are normally two grant periods announced each year, one in the early fall, one in the early spring. Applications can be obtained from the Dean of Faculty’s Office, and should be turned in there. No reimbursement for expenses incurred can be made until receipts are provided. Applications should be for work during the semester, the academic year, and/or the following summer.

Student Application for Research and Award Funds [PDF]

(b) Conference Presentation Funds: Travel, registration, room and board costs for students who are presenting papers at academic conferences, who are working with Pitzer faculty are eligible for funding. Funding ranges from $200 to $500, depending on cost of airfare, registration and hotel. In all cases, students are encouraged to minimize costs wherever possible (e.g. sharing a hotel room with fellow student presenters). Students must furnish documentation confirming that their papers have been accepted for presentation at the conference. Applications for funding must be submitted prior to attending.

Students will receive responses from the Dean of Faculty’s Office to their application for travel awards within 10 working days. Students must present original receipts to Natalie Rosales in the Dean of Faculty’s Office to be reimbursed.

Student Application for Travel Funds [PDF]

2. Campus Life Committee (Co-curricular):

The mission of Campus Life Committee is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and social life of the College, to promote and support close faculty-student relationships, and to encourage the involvement of alumni in the campus community. CLC fulfills its mission primarily by allocating various funds for special events, activities, programs, and projects that will enhance campus life. All members of the Pitzer community are invited to submit funding proposals. CLC also oversees issues of space development, allocation, and utilization in residential areas, and supports an orientation program for new students. Campus Life Committee website

Student Senate

To request funding from SAC, one-time events or Senate Budgetary Committee, visit the Documents and Forms page on the Student Senate website.