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Exploration Term-Contract Learning

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.

January travel award applications may be found here and are due by September 15, 2016.

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 Koinonia Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to a student or group of students who will independently contract an Exploration Term project concentrating on service issues in the global community.

Students applying for the Koinonia Scholarship should complete the Exploration Term travel award application and attach the Koinonia Application Supplement, found here, to the application. This application is due by September 15, 2016.

Past winners include:

2016 Hannah Hudson: Beyond Borders: Exploring Bolivia through Medical Volunteer Work and Cultural Immersion
2015 Caroline Glass: Urban Farming and Food Justice: Service-Learning in Amsterdam
2014 Karley Chamblee: Enhancing the Quality of Life in Guatemala
2012 Katelin Adams and Virginia Ann Jordan: Exploring Education and Sustainability in Ecuador
2011 Lexi Sack: If You Teach a Child to Farm: A Study of Sustainable Livestock Farms and Urban Community Gardens 
2010 Tiffany Dy and Lindsay Scott Moore: Discovering India: Healthcare Exploration Through Medical Volunteer Work

If you have any questions, please contact:

Katie Kauffman, MA
Director of Exploration Term, Contract Learning, and Postbaccalaureate Advising
(205) 226-4647
E-mail: kskauffm@bsc.edu