Jewell's 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. After completing the sophomore year, students 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 107 approved Journey Grant projects students designed for 2013-14:
- Live a monks’ way of life at the Bodhinyanarama monastery for one week to experience Buddhism firsthand
- Attend the TFAS Institute in Washington D.C. to research the interaction between private businesses and government bodies on Capitol Hill
- Learn about establishing collaborative relationships between families, schools and communities while teaching preschoolers at Ding Qi schools in China
- Organize cultural day trips to Mayan archeological ruins to help youth understand their heritage
- Examine the English education system and learn about various teaching styles through the British Teacher Education Program
- Participate in the International Lyric Academy’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Opera Singers in Italy
- Serve as a camp nurse to children of prisoners in Oklahoma
- Research the influence of student resistance to national education curriculum in Hong Kong while attending the Asia Institute on Political Economy
- Volunteer with the Ndengera Foundation, an organization that supports orphaned children in Rwanda
- Intern with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C.
- Experience cultural immersion through the Village Partners Project by living with local families and serving local communities in Honduras
- Test the effects of art therapy on elementary school students with special needs or behavioral problems in New Jersey and Missouri
- Shadow and interview professionals in the Netherlands to compare healthcare systems
- Start a graphic design business in order to gain direct experience in the entrepreneurial world
- Complete an advertising internship with the X Games in Los Angeles
- Study and perform with the 38th annual Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria
- Gain electrical engineering experience by interning with the Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore