Announcing the Fearless Inquiries Study Abroad Scholarship

October 3rd, 2023

The College of Humanities has created a new scholarship that will award 30 students $2,000 each for study abroad programs.


The Fearless Inquiries Abroad Scholarships will support eligible students participating in transformative study abroad programs. Applications will open in January, with a deadline in February and recipients notified in March.


“In today’s complex and increasingly connected world, every student should have the life-changing opportunity to study or intern abroad. International educational experiences not only build bridges, but give students strong foundations necessary to be competitive in the global job market,” said Alain-Philippe Durand, Dorrance Dean of the College of Humanities.


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.


“The College of Humanities is thankful to our generous donors who are helping us progress toward the goal of making study abroad opportunities accessible to every one of our students by expanding the available funding for study abroad scholarships and awards,” Durand said.


Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors offered by the College of Humanities. Applicants must be participating in a College of Humanities faculty-led study abroad program. The award may be used to cover expenses related to study abroad, including tuition, fees and other educational expenses.