Financial Support for January Travel
Exploration Term Travel Awards
Birmingham-Southern College recognizes the benefit of study-travel experiences, whether through independent study or with a group from BSC, and we want students to realize their Exploration Term plans regardless of financial need. Therefore, the Student Government Association and the Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning have set aside a limited amount of funds for Exploration Term travel awards. The funds are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will be engaged in domestic or international study. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need and to those whose Exploration Term plans exhibit a strong academic component.
Interested students should complete an Exploration Term travel award application and return it to the Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning no later than Friday, May 3, 2013. Please be as detailed as possible and attach an additional sheet if necessary.
To complete an Exploration Term travel award application:
- Click on the link below. Your browser will offer the option to open or save the file - Choose "Open the file from its current location" and click "OK".
- The file will open in Microsoft Word.
- Simply type your entries on the form as you would in any Word document.
- Choose "File/Save As" to save a copy of the form for your records.
- Email the application document to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3, 2013 (deadline extended).
The Neal R. Berte Koinonia Scholarship
The students at Birmingham-Southern College created a new scholarship both to support peers participating in service-learning projects during the college's Exploration Term and to honor the silver anniversary of Birmingham-Southern's 11th president, Dr. Neal Berte.
The application for the Neal R. Berte Koinonia Scholarship is available here and is due due by September 12, 2013.
Past winners include:
2003 Matthew Caine: Independent Study in NY, NY: The Riverside Church
2004 Whitney Hasen and Elizabeth Wright: The needs of orphanages and the children of orphanages in the Dominican Republic
2009 Marian Bradshaw: The Raphael House: Homelessness in San Francisco
2010 Tiffany Dy and Lindsay Scott Moore: Discovering India: Healthcare Exploration Through Medical Volunteer Work
2011 Lexi Sack: If You Teach a Child to Farm: A Study of Sustainable Livestock Farms and Urban Community Gardens
2012 Katelin Adams and Virginia Ann Jordan: Exploring Education and Sustainability in Ecuador
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Katy E. Leonard
Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning
Birmingham Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org