The Canisius Earning Excellence Program, also known as CEEP, is an exciting learning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty for educational and rewarding experiences. The CEEP positions of excellence are intellectually demanding and create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working closely with faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.
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Student application process for the 2022-23 CEEP awards will be open Tuesday, February 1 through Friday, February 25. To qualify for CEEP, students must have a 3.2 or higher GPA and/or a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher in the past two semesters. Students will need to complete the application found on the [Academic Affairs CEEP Information Page]. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2022-23 award. Renewal is not automatic. Faculty supervisors will be receive an email notification after the student application is submitted. Upon completion, an advisory committee will review the applications and winners will be announced on Ignatian Scholarship Day, Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Students will receive stipend payments deposited into their accounts with student records at the end of each semester. This allows students to receive federal work-study (if eligible) in addition to their CEEP project. The amount of the scholarship varies annually depending on the number of recipients. Students will receive the exact amount of their CEEP scholarship in their award letters.