The purpose of the PETE Experiential Learning Award is twofold: 1) to support undergraduate students who wish to participate in ongoing research under the direction of one or more of the PETE faculty with the intended outcome of a publishable scholarly paper with students as co-authors, and 2) to provide undergraduate students with a non-research experiential learning opportunity.


Number and amount of awards:

  1. Six Awards will be given per calendar year.
  2. $1,000 each.

When will it be awarded:

  1. Applications are due on Dec 1st each year (see application on next page).
  2. Six awards will be given annually (preference is given to new applicants).
  3. Awardees are eligible to apply for a second year if there are any award funds available.
  4. Students will begin working on projects the Winter Semester of the year they are awarded.
  5. Awards will be announced Dec 20th of each year .
  6. Priority will be given to repeat applicants with exemplary performance in year 1 (if applicable).


  1. Awardees will work on a research team of three or more members including the faculty mentor.
  2. Team members will be required to contribute fully to the research process and meet all agreed upon deadlines.
  3. Teams will work under the direction of one or more PETE faculty.
  4. Awardees are expected to work 70 hours ($14.29 an hour) total combining fall and winter semesters of the academic year.
  5. Duties may include but are not limited to the following activities:
    1. Meeting weekly with team and faculty member(s)
    2. Literature search, review, and synthesis (library skills required)
    3. Preparing of briefs specific to pertinent topics
    4. Visiting research sites (e.g., schools) to prepare for data collection
    5. Data collection, input, analysis, interpretation
    6. Manuscript preparation, submission, revision, and publication (students will become co-authors)

Students are required to prepare a summary of their experiences that will be sent to the Mary Lou Fulton Foundation who sponsors these awards.


You can apply for this scholarship here: https://byu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eGpvLlyYUvGrci