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Experience Vanderbilt (EV) is a student-led, university-supported initiative that provides undergraduate students who qualify for need-based financial aid with funding for extracurricular activities that have fees.

These extracurricular activities include student organizations, club sports, arts and cultural experiences, service trips, outdoor recreation trips, Greek Life, or any official Vanderbilt student organization that has fees associated with participation. EV awarded $360,000 for the 2019-20 academic year through a confidential application available on AnchorLink and a random selection process. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $500 for one of their three ranked experiences. Students also have the opportunity to apply for the EV Event Pass of $75, which can be used to purchase tickets for on-campus events. 

Applications for first-years and transfer students will open Monday, September 28th and close Friday, October 16th at 11:45pm CST.

Applications for sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the 2020-2021 academic year were conducted last spring. An application for upperclassmen who have become newly eligible for Experience Vanderbilt funds since the spring can apply for funds on the Experience Vanderbilt AnchorLink page. The application for newly eligible upperclassmen is open now and closes on September 4th.

For more information about the application process, please see the Application page and the FAQs.

For additional questions about EV, contact the EV Executive Board at experiencevanderbilt@vanderbilt.edu.