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.

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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.

2024 Fearless Inquiries Abroad Awardees


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 full-time 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).

What study abroad programs are eligible?

Students participating in the following programs are eligible for the Fearless Inquiries Abroad scholarship.


COH Department(s) Program Location
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 New eligible program! Spanish in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina
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


Note: While programs on this list marked as "new" are not listed on the Scholarship Universe application, they are eligible for this scholarship.

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 the week of January 16, 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


Awardees will be notified via email by March 7, 2024.

Awardee Obligations

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Use the scholarship for study abroad related expenses incurred in spring 2024, summer 2024, or academic year 2024-2025. Should your study abroad plans change, notify as soon as possible.
  • Provide a brief thank you letter via Scholarship Universe.