SEAS Interdisciplinary and Creative Endeavors Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to support projects that focus on creating a sustainability-driven impact outside the classroom, especially in developing regions of the world. It encourages students to garner interdisciplinary knowledge through the creative application of skills across various fields such as science, music, sports, community development, social work, public health, etc.
Examples of this intersectionality include, but are not limited to: music series on social justice, educational toolkits for underdeveloped regions/nations, composting and recycling for a local sports team in South America, environmental education through arts and crafts, internship on food justice in India, startup on water access in Africa, etc.
Eligibility: SEAS Graduate Students
Awards: There are 1-2 scholarships available per year, each in the range of $1,500-$2,250
Selection Criteria: The award is open to all students, with preference given to projects that include an impact component in a developing nation or region. Physical presence in that nation/region is not a requirement.
Application Process: To determine the suitability of projects, applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay describing their project, the relevant topic areas, and their vision for impact through the project. Students can apply to this scholarship as members of a team, with the understanding that the funding goes to the individual student for their submitted application. Students that receive this scholarship must submit a 1-page memo either on completion of the project or upon graduating, whichever comes earlier. The memo should summarize the outcomes achieved through the project.
Students interested in being selected must complete the application link https://tinyurl.com/p9snvmrf no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, November 6, 2023. The SEAS Scholarship Committee will review applications and select one (1) recipient for the scholarship. Once decisions have been made, applicants will be notified of their status. Non-compliant submissions will not be reviewed.
If the recipient of the Interdisciplinary and Creative Endeavors Scholarship would like mentorship and guidance for their project, the benefactor of the scholarship would be happy to connect the recipient with a qualified and experienced mentor in a related field. If interested, contact Matt Kasten ([email protected]) to get started.