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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 $520,956 for the 2022-2023 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. 

2023-2024 academic year applications will reopen at the beginning of the academic year for first year and transfer students.

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