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College of Education

College of Education

Investing in the futures of our graduates and those they will serve


How do I support the Improving Futures Fund?
Make a gift now or inquire about the IFF Committee.

What is the application due date?
Applications are accepted annually between Sept. 1st and Oct. 31st.

Is there a maximum amount I can ask for?
Yes. The maximum grant amount is $10,000.

What is the grant period?
IFF grants are for one calendar year (January – December).

When will I find out if my application has received funding?
Applications are reviewed in November. All applicants will receive written notice to inform them if they’ve been approved or declined for funding in December.

Where do I send my completed application?
Applications may be submitted by email to Alyssa Ancheta at

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the application?
Questions may be directed to the Alyssa Ancheta at or 619-594-6091.

Who is involved in deciding which applications are funded?
Applications are reviewed by the Improving Futures Fund Committee.

How soon after my application is approved will I receive funding?
Funds will be available based on project needs starting in January. Please coordinate with Julie White.

Megan Beardsley, Director of Development
College of Education and Division of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (619) 594-2277