Travel Course Scholarships for Spring 2015:
We are pleased to announce the second 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 $2,000 is available for this academic year, to be divided proportionately among the Spring 2015 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 is to endow travel course 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 300-01: Travel Course to China- Dr. Ben Kahn & Dr. David Eve
Total award amount: $1,300 to be divided equally among two or three eligible applicants
Essay Topic: Explain, using specific examples, how participation in the TRVL 300-China Experience course will contribute to your academic and / or career goals. Your essay should be around two typed, double-spaced pages.
Envi 350: The Environment of South Florida-Dr. Dan Shustack
Approximate award amount: Two scholarships at $350 each
Essay Topic: Please address the following question in an essay of no more than 600 words: How will participation in this course, The Environment of South Florida, help you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals? Students applying for this scholarship must already be enrolled in the ENVI 350 Florida course. Be sure to contact Prof. Shustack for a letter of recommendation before beginning the Travel Course Scholarship application process.
All applicants must complete the general scholarship form as part of the application process Scholarship Application Form.
The deadline for submitting all Travel Course Scholarship Application materials is Monday, December 1, 2014 for Spring Semester 2015 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 2015.
The Faculty of the Travel Course Scholarship Advisory Group:
Rosanne Denhard, Chair
Anthony Daly (sabbatical Fall 2014)
Thanks to: President Mary Grant; Cynthia Brown and Monica Joslin, Academic Affairs; Chief Advancement Officer and President of MCLA Foundation Marianne Drake; Director of Alumni Relations and Development Christine Naughton; and Director of Financial Aid Elizabeth Petri.