Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall


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

Discovery Funds

The application process and funding is administered by the Discovery Fund Committee, which meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Applicants will receive e-mail notification of approval/denial of their request. You may contact with any questions or follow-up.

Information for Individual Student Applications

Grants from the Discovery Fund are intended to support an enriching off-campus educational experience within the United States. Students may apply individually for these funds to help pay for various types of experiences including, but not limited to, travel as part of a course, an independent study, service-learning experience, or a conference (note that these funds are not intended for purposes for which there are other designated funds, such as travel to job or grad school interviews, certifications, etc.). Discovery funds are intended to serve as a supplement to the overall expenses and are not meant to cover the entire cost of an experience.

  • Individual Application forms should be submitted via e-mail to as early as possible prior to travel. Applications submitted less than three weeks prior to travel run some risk of denied.
  • Students on probation of any kind may be determined ineligible for Discovery Fund Grants.
  • Students are required to submit proof of participation (such as a receipt for paid conference registration, conference name tag, etc.) or within one week following the event.
  • Funds are directly deposited to the student's checking account prior to the event.

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Mission & Vision


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.


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.