Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance have made a gift commitment of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities in support of efforts to integrate traditional and cutting-edge approaches into humanities teaching and learning.
Fearless Inquiries Abroad Scholarship
Experience life-changing opportunities in Humanities study abroad programs!
This academic year (2023-2024), the College of Humanities is launching the new Fearless Inquiries Abroad Scholarships, with support for 30 College of Humanities students to participate in transformative study abroad programs. The scholarships are part of the Fearless Inquiries Project, made possible by alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance’s generous support of the College. The Fearless Inquiries Project is a long-term, flagship effort specifically aimed at catalyzing a national culture that prizes open discussion, independent judgment and the questioning of stubborn assumptions.
Thirty $2,000 awards will be made during AY 2023-24. Award funds may be used to cover expenses related to study abroad, including tuition, fees and other educational expenses.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors offered by the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. Applicants must be participating in a College of Humanities faculty-led study abroad program (see below) during the coming summer and/or academic year.
What study abroad programs are eligible?
Students participating in the following programs are eligible for the Fearless Inquiries Abroad scholarship.
|East Asian Studies||Study in Japan at Konan||Kobe, Japan|
|Arizona in Kyoto: Experience Japanese Culture||Kyoto, Japan|
|French & Italian||Arizona in Paris||Paris, France|
|Immersive Italian in Orvieto||Orvieto, Italy|
|German Studies||Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig||Leipzig, Germany|
|Medieval Europe Study Tour||Multi-city|
|Spanish & Portuguese||Portuguese in Brazil||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Spanish in Costa Rica||Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|Spanish in Alcalá de Henares, Spain - Semester||Alcalá de Henares, Spain|
|Spanish in Alcalá de Henares, Spain - Summer||Alcalá de Henares, Spain|
|Religious Studies & Classics; French & Italian||Arizona in Orvieto - Summer||Orvieto, Italy|
|Religious Studies & Classics||Explore Italy - Spring Break||Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome|
|Russian & Slavic Studies||School of Russian and Eurasian Studies in Kazakhstan||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|School of Russian and Eurasian Studies in Uzbekistan||Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
Check back spring semester 2024 for information on new programs!
Application Process and Deadline
Applicants must fill out a short application form on Scholarship Universe. No personal statements or letters of recommendation are required. The application will be available January 2024. Applications will be due on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. and should be submitted via Scholarship Universe.
Questions about the Fearless Inquiries Abroad scholarship or the application process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awardees will be notified via email by March 7, 2024.
Awardees will be expected to:
- Use the scholarship for study abroad related expenses incurred in summer 2024 or academic year 2024-2025. Should your study abroad plans change, notify email@example.com as soon as possible.
- Provide a brief thank you letter via Scholarship Universe.