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Alumni consistently tell us their out-of-classroom experiences were central to their student success and career development. Internships, service learning, and immersive programs enrich course content, let learners practice new skills, and provide professional connections before students even graduate, but many students face economic barriers to participation. 

The additional cost of transportation and professional clothing, the need for childcare, or the expense of studying abroad mean students sometimes opt out of experiences that have the potential to set them up for success in college and beyond.The CHaSS Experiential Learning Fund is designed to remove these barriers that prevent students from participating in these expereinces. 

Meet some of our students

Kellie Bergholtz is a non-traditional student who returned to college to earn a second bachelor’s in archaeology and work towards a certificate in geographic information science. She received $750 to attend field school with the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project.

It means the world to me to know that you found value in supporting students like me so that I could have this hands-on experience in order to gain insight into the world of archaeological research as I move into the next stages of my schooling and career.

Kellie Bergholtz, Anthropology Student

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Mayu Mecham is a double major in international studies and sociology who was awarded $2,000 toward a semester in France at the Rennes Institute of Political Studies. The experience allowed Mayu to improve her French, understand cultural perspectives on current events, and meet people from diverse backgrounds.

If someone had told 17-year-old me, struggling in high school, that these are the experiences I would be having in a few years, I would not have believed it. Thank you for believing that students like me deserve chances to diversify our college experiences.

Mayu Mecham, International Studies Student

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Phil Weber is working toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. This summer Phil interned with the Hudson Valley Renegades, the minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees, for which he also received $2,000 from the CHaSS Experiential Learning Fund.

I have had the privilege of working alongside seasoned professionals in my field of interest, and this hands-on experience has broadened my perspective and deepened my understanding of the industry…Your scholarship has not only lightened the financial burden but has also empowered me to pursue my dreams with renewed determination. I will forever be grateful for your support.

Phil Weber, Journalism Student

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