Utilize Financial Resources

Through donor partnerships and the generous contributions of alumni, the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration can offer financial support to students in need for expenses related to career exploration and preparation for success post-Denison. For students to qualify for funding, the purpose must be related to career exploration or preparation.  Check out these resources as well as information about employment opportunities.


Career Support Fund

The Career Support Fund is need-based and designed to assist high need students in covering costs related to their career development or to help offset costs associated with the job, internship, or graduate school search process. The maximum award is $300 per academic year, or $450 with qualifying graduate school expenses. Students’ eligibility is determined by their financial need level as set by the Office of Financial Aid. Some examples of expenses include, but are not limited to graduate school application fees, test fees (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and test preparation materials, professional attire and travel and related expenses for interviews  For more information and to be considered, check out the Career Support Fund Application. If you have any questions, please email career@denison.edu.

Kaplan Test Prep: All-Access Pass 

The Knowlton Center has collaborated with Kaplan on providing FREE access to standardized test prep resources for the MCAT, LSAT and GRE. Our goal is to provide these tools to any qualifying student. To qualify you must:

  • Submit a form by the advertised deadline each semester
  • Be a currently enrolled Denison Junior or Senior
  • Plan to take the test within 1 year of receiving the test prep package

The form to express interest will be open at the beginning of the Fall semester, Spring semester, and in May prior to summer break. The Spring 2023 form is now open. Please complete the form by February 10th, 2023 at 4:00pm Eastern in order to be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Stasko at staskos@denison.edu

*Receiving this benefit may be regarded as income and taxes may be due as mandated by the IRS. If you are not sure of how this will impact you, please email financialwellness@denison.edu to discuss your individual situation.

Denison Internship Program Stipend Funding

The Denison Internship Program Stipend is a resource to assist students who are participating in an unpaid or low-paid summer internship as part of the Denison Internship Program. The goal of the stipend is to help defray the cost of taking an unpaid or low-paid internship that will enhance your career exploration and preparation. Stipends may not entirely cover the cost of taking an unpaid internship but are in place to lower financial barriers associated with internship participation. Stipend funding can range in amounts based on a student’s financial need level as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, but all students are eligible to apply. Some examples of expenses include, but are not limited to housing, travel and transportation, food and professional attire.  Learn more about the Denison Internships Program and application timelines.

Other Funding Opportunities

Denison University’s Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement provides non-career-related funding opportunities for student research and travel for academic enhancement purposes. Visit the Academic Funding Opportunities section of the Lisska Center’s website for complete details.

On-Campus Employment

On-campus jobs can provide students the opportunity to earn money while also gaining skills that will help as they launch into careers post Denison.  Please review On-Campus Employment for all jobs.

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Off-Campus Employment

Some students may wish to obtain off-campus employment as a means of financial support.  Often local businesses seek students to work part-time in a variety of roles.   When opportunities arise to work locally, we will post them below.


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