Apply for Support

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) encourages experiential learning through internships, service learning, and immersive programs like study abroad that enrich students’ learning outside of the classroom walls. Yet, these experiences often come with considerable economic barriers to participation.

The CHaSS Experiential Learning Fund is designed to remove the economic barriers that prevent students from participating in these activities. Through a stipend, scaled to each individual student’s needs (with a range of $1-$2000), students can receive financial assistance with a variety of costs necessary to complete their experiential learning project.

Covered Expenses
We cannot cover tuition, but we can cover a variety of other costs including (but not limited to):
  • Transportation costs (gas, airfare, public transport fees)
  • Professional attire costs
  • Housing/lodging costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Luggage
  • Medical visits for vaccinations required for international travel
  • Immigration visa and other immigration fees

Heravi Peacebuilding Scholarship

Attending any of the following Heravi Peace Institute trips in 2022-2023?

  • Sustainability and Peace in Israel and Palestine
  • A todo dar: Culture, Narratives, and Identity in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Narratives, Culture, and Community in Ireland
  • Public Memory, Narratives, and Politics in Colombia


If so, you’re eligible for The Heravi Peace Scholarship that supports students enrolled in any undergraduate major within CHaSS for study abroad, internships, or other forms of experiential learning that reflect the Heravi Peace Institute’s mission of promoting peace at the personal, interpersonal, family, community, inter-group, national, and international levels through teaching, research, praxis, and public outreach. Students can apply for up to $1000 for the Heravi Peace Scholarship as part of the same Experiential Learning Fund application.

Application Eligibility Requirements
  • Students must be involved in or plan to be involved in an experiential learning opportunity such as an internship, a service-learning assignment, or a study abroad experience at the time of application.
    • While these experiences may be credit-bearing programs sponsored by USU, the committee will also consider sponsoring costs associated with non-credit-bearing experiences not sponsored by USU, though preference will be given to USU credit-bearing experiences.
  • Students should be CHaSS majors (or actively pursuing a CHaSS certificate) at the time of application.
    • Undeclared students who will likely declare CHaSS majors are welcome to apply, as well, though preference will be given to current CHaSS majors.
  • Recommended Grade Point Average Minimum:
    • For internships: 2.0 USU GPA
    • For study abroad: 2.5 USU GPA
    • These GPA minimums are recommendations. Should you have a lower GPA than this, you’ll have room to provide an explanation.

Application Process
  • Application Form Completed
  • Itemized List of Expenses (part of the application form)
  • Unofficial USU Transcript (uploaded to the application form)
  • Contact Information for a Letter of Support from a Mentor
    • This letter can be from anyone defined as a “mentor” (a professor, a boss, a former teacher, a community member, etc.). The letter should highlight the applicant’s abilities regarding the internship experience and how it will be helpful for the applicant’s future career.


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