Wade Francis Travel Grant

The Wade Francis Travel Grant provides additional funds to summer study abroad students who wish to participate in cultural experiences that enhance their study abroad experience.

Funding of up to $500 may be awarded, but these funds may not be used for travel or living costs that are already part of the student’s program.

Successful applications will include a clear itinerary of proposed travel with a rationale for visiting the selected sites, a budget, and a statement about other financial resources at the student’s disposal.

How to Apply

Students may apply here by the annual deadline of April 1st, 11:59 pm.

  • Applicants must already be approved to study abroad by Berea College and by the relevant summer program abroad (e.g., KIIS).
  • Preference is given to students who have not previously traveled abroad and who will be traveling in Western Europe.
  • Students can receive a Travel Grant only once (whether Emilie Strong Smith or Wade Francis).


Contact the Education Abroad Team at abroad@berea.edu or 859-985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.