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Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom
To encourage students who may have limited experience traveling outside the United States, Beyond the Classroom awards grants to College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students participating in college/university sponsored international study programs, faculty-led study tours, or international independent study programs. Advisors who have students interested in international travel should encourage them to apply.
How to Apply:
Complete the application form and submit a brief (one page or less) request summarizing:
- The nature of the activity;
- How this activity will advance your academic and professional goals;
- Previous international experience(s);
- Amount requested;
- Estimated total cost of the trip and other possible funding sources.
Grants range from $500 - $1,000 per student. Beyond the Classroom does not support individual student travel to attend conferences or meetings
Submit completed applications to the College of Agriculture Dean’s Office no later than 5 pm Friday November 16, 2012. Decisions will be made no later than November 30, 2012.
Award recipient will be required to submit a short report (3-4 paragraphs) describing their experience. Reports are due within one month after travel is completed.
- Applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens;
- Full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or better for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students;
- Have completed at least one semester of coursework in the College of Agriculture.
- Grants are competitive. Applications are evaluated based on academic and professional goals as related to the proposed activity and academic merit. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
- Priority will be given to undergraduates and to students who have never received Beyond the Classroom funds.
- Students with several funding sources for their international experience will be viewed more favorably.
- Funding is for educational opportunities including: faculty-led study tours, summer research/study trips coordinated by a faculty member, university sponsored study abroad programs, individual international educational opportunities, etc.
- Program does not cover post-graduation travel UNLESS you are enrolled in a UW class.