Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about the Horizon Fund not answered below can be directed to email@example.com.
Can I apply to other funding sources along with the Horizon Fund?
Absolutely! We encourage you to apply to all the sources available to you in order to meet the financial requirements for your project.
How much can I claim for food in my budget?
The cost will vary from project to project, but the Horizon Fund has established a maximum of $40 per day per student.
How early should I submit my application?
The earlier the better! Try to have your complete application submitted far enough in advance that the Board has sufficient time to consider your materials. Please allow
two weeks from the submission of your application for a response.
Applications for summer projects or activities must be submitted by May 1.
Can a faculty or staff member help me with my application?
Along with writing a statement of support, your faculty advisor or a staff member can review your materials to make sure you submit a strong proposal with a clear budget. However, you, the student, remain responsible for completing and submitting the application.
Can I apply for funding retroactively?
Only new projects and experiences will be considered for funding. Experiences that have already taken place will not be eligible for funding.
Are there tax and financial aid consequences related to receipt of funding?
1099's will be issued to students for funding of $600 or more granted for travel, supplies and other applicable expenses.
The Office of Financial Aid will be notified of awards of $500 or more, and the strucure of the student's financial aid package could be affected. For more specific details, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
For group awards, funds will be contributed to a departmental account to reimburse for group expenses, and there will be no tax or financial aid consequences for individual students.
Horizon Funding for off-campus study is administered separately