The William Cumberland Student Development Fund was established by faculty in honor of Bill Cumberland’s retirement from active teaching at BVU. The award is to be used to enhance opportunities for special academically talented students in areas of internships, off campus and foreign semesters, foreign trips and internships. The award is to be used for expenses related to interim travel or research, or a semester off campus.
The selection process is as follows:
a) Faculty are asked to submit electronic nominations to the Associate Dean of Faculty office describing worthy students and their respective proposed project. Students that are graduating this spring are not eligible to be nominated for this award. Nominations should include some faculty evaluation of the merit of the project and its place in the student’s study program. Nominations should also give a clear indication of how the award would be used by the student. These funds will be available to the recipient during the 2016/2017 academic year. Some consideration will be given to financial need. Financial need information can be obtained through the Financial Aid office.
b) School deans will evaluate the various proposals and select the winner based upon the merit of the proposal, academic accomplishment, and financial need.
There will be no special form for the nominations. They can take up to one page containing the name of the nominee and faculty submitting the nomination, as well as a brief narrative describing the project in sufficient detail to provide the deans with a basis for their decisions.
Apply for Funding
Learn how to apply for the William Cumberland Student Development Award and other value-added funds from Buena Vista University. The review panel will review applications twice per semester and choose the award most suitable for selected students.