Travel Grants & Study Abroad
The Environmental Studies & Sciences Program at Rhodes College encourages students who have declared an Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences major or minor to gain experiences that will enhance their academic studies and provide meaningful connections “beyond the gates.” To support students in this endeavor, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program has established the Student Travel Support Grant which will provide financial support up to $800.00 to students who wish to enhance their experiences related to environmental issues by:
1. Visiting field sites, museums, libraries and archives, and other off-campus sites to conduct original independent research under a Rhodes faculty member′s supervision/direction, or to conduct research in conjunction with a Rhodes faculty member
2. Presenting his or her original research findings or the results of his or her creative activity at regional, national, or international conferences or performances
3. Participating in an established research project, field experience, or internship that requires the student to pay for travel in order to participate in the program
Each student may receive the grant only once during his or her time at Rhodes.
See the below links for more information.
- Environmental Program Student Travel Support Grant - Call for Proposals (Information)
- Environmental Program Student Travel Support Grant (Application)
Study AbroadPolicy on Applying Study Abroad Courses to Environmental Studies Major or Minor
Students may apply courses taken abroad toward their Environmental Studies & Sciences major or minor only if the courses have been approved by an academic department at Rhodes or the director of the Environmental Studies & Sciences program, and if these courses have a substantial and sustained engagement with environmental questions and issues. Before leaving the United States, students must provide syllabi and descriptions of the courses they plan to take while abroad to the director of the Environmental Studies & Sciences program. The director will determine whether the proposed course of study abroad contains sufficient environmentally-oriented content. According to Rhodes College official policy, a student must earn at least 50% of his or her credits at Rhodes. No more than 50% of the course requirements can be transferred from another institution for credit toward the Environmental Studies or Sciences minors.