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New International Access Scholarships Get You Far Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Feb 16, 2017

Maybe you CAN afford to study abroad during college.

The Honors Program is passionate about study abroad and the incredible impact it can have on a student’s life. An education grounded in a global context provides life long skills and lifelong memories. Studying abroad deepens study at home and provides a foundation for expanded reflection and self-growth, all core tenets of the Honors Program. We want everyone to experience study abroad.

Thanks largely to gifts raised by beloved Bay-Area alumnus Paul Vronsky ('03), more students can say YES to this once-in a lifetime experience by earning one of these Honors scholarship awards.

Rome Program Postcard - Summer A Term 2017

Rome is where the heart is!

Honors International Access Scholarship

The International Access Scholarship is awarded to an Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors student demonstrating the values of the Honors Program, which includes international engagement. Students who have applied to one of the Honors Study Abroad Programs or Direct Exchanges are eligible to apply. Award recipients demonstrating a clear intention to engage in global citizenship and ethical study abroad are encouraged to apply.

  • $2,500 award
  • Eligibility 
    • A student in Interdisciplinary and/or Departmental Honors
    • All years (rising sophomore, junior, and senior) are eligible
    • There are no residency or citizenship requirements for this award

Honors Program Scholarship

The Honors Program Scholarship is awarded to Interdisciplinary and/or Departmental Honors students on the basis of outstanding academic performance. The Honors Program encourages students to apply for these funds to assist with study abroad or direct exchange expenses. This fund is supported by the generous donation of various friends of the Honors Program.

  • $1,000 award 
  • Eligibility 
    • A student in Interdisciplinary and/or Departmental Honors 
    • There are no residency or citizenship requirements for this award
"Alone: just me and the map. I got lost, I asked for directions in broken German and many hand gestures. I wandered. Roamed. I felt safe, but I also pushed myself out of my comfort zone by choosing to see everything alone. Exploring alone allowed me to prove that I could do such a thing as a woman. And as a person. Being alone is associated with so many negative terms—but it shouldn’t be. My time alone allowed me to reflect upon who I am and what my goals are as I simultaneously appreciated the experience of being in Berlin. Being alone is independence. Exploring a city and yourself is independence."