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Travel Course Scholarships



We are pleased to announce the inaugural year of merit-based, partial scholarships to help support students with the costs of participating in travel courses.  The Travel Course Scholarships are funded through the generosity of the MCLA Foundation.

A total of $10,000. is available for this academic year, to be divided proportionately among the Spring 2014 travel courses.  Faculty teaching each course will decide how many scholarships the allotted money for their course will support. 

About the Travel Course Scholarships

The purpose of the Fund will be to endow travel scholarships for academically-qualified full-time students with sophomore or above status who demonstrate strong commitment to travel learning and potential for significant scholarly and personal growth through the academic travel experience.  In furtherance of that purpose, the scholarship will be available to full-time students with a grade point average of 3.2 or better who have received the instructor's permission to enroll in a specific travel course. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the applicant pool by the Travel Scholarship Faculty Advisory Group.


Travel Course Scholarship Requirements:

•    Full-time student
•    Sophomore, junior, or senior status
•    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2
•    Good academic standing
•    Two (2) faculty letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the faculty member supervising the travel course.
•    Submission of both the standard scholarship application and travel course essay (essays topics are designed for individual travel courses by faculty planning and teaching the course).

TRVL 300: Hawaii - Dr. Sumi Colligan 

TRVL. 300: China - Dr. Ben Kahn

ENVI 350: The Environment of South Florida - Dr. Dan Shustack

TRVL 300: Japan - Dr. Kailai Huang

ENGL 372/372H: Great Britain - Dr. Rosanne Denhard

BIO 324: Field Studies in Marine Biology - Dr. Anne Goodwin

TRVL 300: Southern U.S. Civil Rights Tour - Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed

All applicants must complete the general Scholarship Application form.

Financial Aid

The deadline for submitting all Travel Course Scholarship Application materials is Monday, October 21, 2013 for Spring Semester 2014 Travel Courses.  Students may apply for ONE Travel Course Scholarship and must have the permission of the travel course instructor to enroll in the course prior to completing the scholarship application. 

Completed Travel Course Scholarship will include the above components and can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office either in paper form  person or electronically.  (Faculty recommendations may be sent to the Financial Office either electronically or in paper copy.)  Be sure all the materials you submit include your name, the date you are submitting your application, the number and name of the course for which you are applying for the Travel Course Scholarship, and the designation of Spring 2014.

The Faculty of the Travel Course Scholarship Advisory Group:

 Rosanne Denhard, Chair
Anthony Daly
Petra Hejnova
Kailai Huang
Anne Goodwin
Graziana Ramsden
Daniel Shustack

Thanks to:
President Mary Grant; Vice President of Academic Affairs Cindy Brown; Dean of Academic Affairs Monica Joslin; Chief Advancement Officer and President of MCLA Foundation Marianne Drake; Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship Christine Naughton; and Director of Financial Aid Beth Petri.