The Scholar Citizen Initiative in cooperation with the Office of Career Services & Community Engagement is offering up to eight summer awards of up to $3000 to support student access to transformative learning opportunities. These awards are specifically for “beyond the classroom” academic experiences.
APPLY NOW for financial assistance to help you reach your academic goals and support your access to transformative learning opportunities. Types of activities supported include
- Travel costs associated with a study abroad course
- Travel and expenses related to pursuing a local, national or international internship
- Travel and material costs related to a faculty guided community based research project
- Travel and registration fees for a summer immersive program such as the Feminist Summer Camp, “a transformative week of feminism in action” (http://www.soapboxinc.com/feminist-bootcamp/)
Stipulations of Award
- Fill out Scholar-Citizen Student Experience application and narrative,
- Agree to maintain a reflective journal during the course of their experience,
- Agree to take a 1 credit “Highlander in Action ” seminar during fall of 2013 during which their reflections will be turned into a Scholar-Citizen ePortfolio presentation, and
- Agree to share their ePortfolio presentations at a Scholar Citizen “Highlander In Action” program during fall semester 2013.
Applications are due on April 15 and awardees will be notified on or by May 1, 2013.
Tesimonials from a Scholar-Citizen Course- CORE 202
"I also really enjoyed sitting down with Dr. Burriss during the awards ceremony. As the different people spoke she told me who they were, what research they had done, how she connected with them, the books they wrote, and so on. I did not realize until she was telling me who all of those people were that I had eaten breakfast that morning right beside an award-winning author."
"So far at Radford, I have seen Virginia Beach as my true home and Radford, or Appalachia, as just where I come to school. I haven¹t really dug into the culture of this region because I didn¹t identify with it. This conference made me appreciate when I am from, but also sparked a flame inside of me for Appalachia. It made me realize that these regions are completely different and I can love them both equally for their different reasons. On the car ride back to Radford, though, I realized that I now see Radford as more than just the place I¹m getting my education: Radford is my home just as much as Virginia Beach is and I get so excited that I have a constant opportunity to be a part of such an amazing and unique region."