Programs : Brochure
- Program Terms: Academic year, Spring
THE PAUL GERDES SCHOLARSHIP
In memory of Paul Gerdes, a Macalester College student who had studied abroad in Brazil, the Gerdes family, in collaboration with Macalester, has established a unique scholarship for Macalester students. The Paul Gerdes Scholarship supports a one-month extension of independent study, immediately following an approved semester abroad, on a topic concerning social justice.
The Director of the Macalester Center for Study Away, in consultation with the relevant program sponsor and the Study Away Review Committee, will provide guidance in developing an appropriate project proposal. The following criteria will be considered in the selection process:
The scholarship is intended to cover room, board, on-site advising, and some research expenses for the additional month abroad. The cost of health and accident insurance for the additional month abroad, if not already covered as part of your semester abroad, may be included in the proposed budget. Recipients are responsible for personal expenses; although, financial need may be considered in determining the total amount of the scholarship. Typical awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. All financial arrangements will be coordinated by the Macalester College International Center in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and the program sponsor.
Macalester Contact: Barbara Stinson firstname.lastname@example.org