Jewell's new Journey Grant is a distinctive experience providing the freedom and funding to truly make the college experience one-of-a-kind. Transformative experiences, academic pursuits and self-discovery embody the Jewell Journey we promise every student.
A Journey Grant encourages exploration, discovery, adventure and change. Students who entered William Jewell College in the fall of 2010 or later may apply for a self-designed grant such as a research project, study-away experience, entrepreneurial opportunity, internship, civic engagement initiative or service. Journey Grants will be a minimum of $2,000, with the opportunity for additional funds awarded on a competitive basis to support great proposals.
Where will your Journey Grant take you?
Journey Grants are meaningful because they are customized to complement each student's passion. The experiences that could be funded are limitless. Here is a sampling of the 117 approved Journey Grant projects students designed for 2012-13:
- Observe medical research on tissue and heart valves at Children’s Mercy animal research lab in Baltimore, Md.
- Learn about the future of business and technology integration at an international conference in Dublin, Ireland
- Volunteer with nurses at an Oklahoma summer camp that serves children of prisoners to help end the cycle of incarceration
- Participate in the Europe Exploration Semester at Sea program, traveling on a ship to seven countries in 26 days
- Teach in Chippenham, England, for one month, attending education seminars and traveling throughout Britain to gain international fieldwork experience
- Become competitive in a global engineering market by visiting historical and influential physics and engineering sites throughout Europe
- Produce a film documentary on how the Occupy Together movement is influencing the 2012 elections
- Complete an intense language and cultural study in St. Petersburg, Russia, through the School of Russian and Asian Studies
- Examine the debate concerning a one-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by analyzing competing views among Israelis and Palestinians
- Partner with a nursing student in Nairobi, Kenya, to work in an AIDS clinic and hospital
- Travel throughout South Africa studying peace-building strategies, conflict resolution and history
- Intern in the Missouri House of Representatives
- Work alongside families in Honduras to incorporate healthy, sustainable changes within their village
- Live in Washington, D.C. for a summer, taking classes at Georgetown University while interning for a federal agency or think tank
- Embrace the Spanish culture through a study-abroad program focused on exploring peace, justice and community engagement in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua
- Meet with executives in retail, finance, technology, food and sports industries in New York City to complement classroom entrepreneurial studies
- Attend the Iraqi Education Institute in Dohok, Iraq, to help educate and empower children and adults in war-torn areas
- Study in Milan, Italy, becoming fully immersed in the heart of opera