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Center for Experiential Learning

Field Period™ Scholarships

Keuka College encourages students to think “outside the box” when it comes to Field Periods™; therefore, the College offers two scholarships to assist students with travel and other relevant costs:

Spiritual Exploration Field Period™ (SEFP) Grant

Past Recipients of the Spiritual Exploration Field Period™ Scholarship: Starr Lewis, Cheryl Holman, Stephanie Lockhart, and Sini Ngobese

Spiritual Exploration Field Periods™ involve work or service in churches, missions, hospitals, hospices, and the like. They may also involve assisting churches or religious organizations in providing aid to needy individuals and groups, either in this country or overseas; or self reflection and exploration into your own spirituality.

The grant is funded by an Institutional Renewal Grant from The Rhodes Consultation on the Future of the Church-Related College.

All current students planning to complete a Field Period™ matching the above criteria are eligible to apply for the SEFP Grant during the semester prior to their Field Period™.  Official deadlines for application materials will be posted around campus and available in the Center for Experiential Learning.  For more information please contact the Center for Experiential Learning.

Judith Oliver Brown Memorial Award

Judith Oliver Brown Memorial Scholarship recipients.

Past Recipients of the Judith Oliver Brown Memorial Scholarship: (back row) Kathryn Zawisa, Brittany Gleason, Sini Ngobese, Amber De Jong, (front row) Caitlyn Malican, Devan Curtis, Francesca Spina.

The Judith Oliver Brown Memorial Award honors Judy Brown, a French major who spent her junior year as a Norton Scholar at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and conducted her senior year Field Period at the Lavin Perfume Co. in New York City. A 1963 Keuka graduate, she died in 1986.

The award, supported by Brown’s family and the Class of ’63, is designed to assist students planning to pursue culturally-oriented Field Periods™. Applicants must write an essay outlining their Field Period™ plans, how the funds will facilitate those plans, and how the experience will benefit them, the site, and the community.

All current students planning to complete a culturally-oriented Field Period™ are eligible to apply for the Judith Oliver Brown Memorial Award the fall semester prior to their Field Period™.  Official deadlines for application materials will be posted around campus and available in the Center for Experiential Learning.  For more information please contact the Center for Experiential Learning.

Dr. Anne Marie Guthrie Memorial Education Fund for China Field Period™ Experiences

Past Recipients of the Dr. Anne Marie Guthrie Memorial Education Fund: Primrose Nyahwai and Genille Gordon.

The Dr. Anne Marie Guthrie Memorial Education Fund provides  students with the opportunity to travel to China for six weeks to strengthen their understanding of and appreciation for experiential learning.  Participating students will complete a Field Period™ between mid-May and June in China, based at one of Keuka College’s four partner schools.

This scholarship was given by Dr. Michael Hwang, Administrative Chancellor for China Campuses, considered the founder of experiential learning in China, in honor of Keuka College’s late Dean of the Center for Experiential Learning, Dr. Anne Marie Guthrie.  Dr. Guthrie played a significant role in the development and implementation of experiential education in the curriculum of the Keuka College China programs for thirteen years, battling breast cancer during the final eight years.