The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) is excited to announce a
Request for Applications (RFA) for program sponsors for the
Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) for summer 2021. SAEP
provides stipends for low income students completing grades 3 to 11 to attend
approved summer academic enrichment programs offered by postsecondary
institutions and nonprofit educational organizations located in Minnesota.
Students may use a SAEP stipend at any approved summer camp; the
RFA process is the manner in which eligible institutions and organizations
get their summer camps on the list of approved programs. Please review
the RFA below for more details regarding this exciting prospect for your
institution or organization! We have a recording of our Technical Session
available for you to review here.
The session provides an overview of the Summer Academic Enrichment
Program, the program's history, requirements to apply and provides a
demo of the program's online application portal which must be used to
submit a Request of Application.
Other important dates to note:
Intent to Submit Form- due February 2, 2021
Application submission via the SAEP program portal- due February 19th,
2021 by 4:30pm.
Both the Intent to Submit Form and Application submission via the SAEP
program portal are required.
The Summer Academic Enrichment program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible summer academic enrichment programs in summer 2020.
Who is eligible?
If you are a MN resident attending an eligible summer enrichment program, and you are eligible for free or reduced priced lunches*, and
You are currently in grades 3-11, and if you are in grades 7-11 you must either have an overall "C" average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend*, and Funds are still available.
Amount of stipend?
The Summer Enrichment stipend will cover the cost of the summer program up to a maximum amount of $1,000. Students will only be able to receive one stipend.
What is the deadline date?
The deadline date is established by the summer program until all funds have been awarded out to students.
How will I know if I was approved?
The summer program will notify you of your eligibility for an award from the Summer Academic Enrichment Program.
What is the Application Process?
You must apply directly to the eligible summer program. The summer program will complete the online application for a stipend from the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Funds will be processed and will go directly to the eligible summer program.
You will need to provide the summer program with documentation from a school official that you are income eligible for free or reduced price lunches. And if you are in grades 7-11 you will need to provide the summer program with documentation that you have either an overall "C" average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend.