Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall

Phone:

859-985-3404 Writing Res.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours Open:

M-Th:9:00 am–8:00 pm

F:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Hours Closed:

Daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

T:4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Th:3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Career Development & Graduate School Funding

The Office of Career Development can provide students with funding for various career development and graduate school endeavors. You will need to use the latest version of Adobe Reader to save and add your information to these applications. You can download the latest version from the Adobe website. You must save the applications (.PDF files) to a location on your computer before completing the form. Applications can be submitted by email or in person to the Center for Transformative Learning (308 Stephenson Hall).

Bridge-Out Support Grant for Professional Clothing Funding

The Office of Career Development can offer a limited number of junior & senior students (in their final two years of enrollment) a $250 allowance to purchase professional clothing. Students must use the allowance to purchase business attire appropriate for professional job interviews & new employment in business settings.

Bridge-Out Support Grant for Graduate School Exam Preparation & Exam Fees

The Office of Career Development can offer qualified juniors and seniors up‐to $500 to assist with the cost of graduate school exam preparation fees (including preparation courses and study materials) and graduate school entrance exam fees (GRE, GMAT, PCAT, MCAT, etc.) using a three year‐grant from a generous donor. Review the application for complete eligibility and application requirements.

Bridge-Out Support Grant for Graduate School Applications & Travel

The Office of Career Development can offer qualified juniors and seniors up‐to $500 to assist with the cost of graduate school applications and graduate school travel fees using a three year‐grant from a generous donor. Funding can only be given for application fees or travel related to accredited graduate/professional programs and cannot be used for second/accelerated bachelor degree programs or educational certifications. Review the application for complete eligibility and application requirements.

Bridge-Out Support Grant for Professional Certifications & Exams

The Office of Career Development can offer Berea College students up‐to $500 to assist with the cost of professional exams or certifications including educational development certifications (TESOL, etc.) and pre‐professional certifications (including the PRAXIS, NCLEX, etc.). Review the application for complete eligibility and application requirements.

Additional Information

Students must be in good standing with the College and the Center for Transformative Learning to receive funding. If a student has failed to abide by previous CTL requirements, including those set by the Office of Internships, the Office of Career Development, or the Discovery Fund Committee, the student may be ineligible for funding.

All funding awarded to students is reported to Student Financial Aid Services and will be documented as aid. To comply with governmental requirements, international students who are assessed taxes on funding will still be required to show receipts for the full amount of funding they receive.

Questions about Career & Graduate School Funding should be directed to Channing Francis (Coordinator of Communication, Finance, & Programming) at channing_francis@berea.edu or (859) 985-3639.

Mission & Vision

Mission

The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) inspires and empowers members of the Berea College community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, by connecting to one another and to resources that support deep and active learning for life.

Vision

The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) will be the nexus for faculty, staff and students to explore innovative teaching and learning, link to high-impact educational practices, and embrace work and vocation.