Saints Start Challenge Grant recipient explaining project and poster to a professor and a fellow student

Saints Start Challenge Grants

Saints Start Challenge Grant recipient Susan Choi '23 explaining her project to past recipient Zemichael Habtegiorgis '22 and Faculty Director Dr. Mary Jane Smith.

From 2018 to 2023 the Saints Start Challenge Grant program was able to support a variety of self-designed creative projects, volunteer commitments, internships, and hands-on research projects.   These projects actively engaged in personal and professional mentorship and sought out community impacts and connections.   These projects, which were conceived by students and supported by both faculty and community members, reflected applicants' interests, areas of curiosity, conviction, and commitments.  They provided a transformative experience for those involved and promoted students' positive and intentional exploration.