Applicants are encouraged to begin developing their travel proposals as early as possible; the best applications are well documented and researched. The applications of previous award winners are available for viewing in the Office of the Dean of Students, 300 Mary Lyon Hall.

Finalists selected based on Part I will be notified and Part II of the application will be emailed to them.  Part II consists of:

  • Itinerary
  • Budget
  • Letters of recommendation

  The budget that is submitted as part of the application must outline, in detail, the estimated costs of the proposed travel. Please note that replacement of summer earnings is an eligible expense for financial aid students who plan to travel during the summer months. The funding of the prize will depend on the cost of your trip up to a maximum of $7,000.00

To be eligible for this award, you must:

1-Be a Sophomore, Junior, or FP who will return to campus for at least one semester after your summer travel, and have

2-not traveled abroad alone or with your family.

For any questions, please call the Dean of Students Office at (413) 538-2550. 

Please complete and submit Part 1 of the application found below. Applications are to be completed and submitted by Noon on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Please list any previous traveling experiences here.
Please provide a brief essay which includes reasons for wanting to undertake the trip and for selection of location(s); ways in which the travel experience will enrich your life and enhance your personal and intellectual growth. Creativity is encouraged. Note: No Internships, packaged/group travel or trips for academic/credit programs are allowed.