The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.
- U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
- Between the ages of 18 and 28
- Participating in a work, internship or volunteer abroad program
- Committed to a program duration of at least six months
- Willing to submit a written report upon completion of their program
Missionary work or religious programs are not eligible for funding. International work must not be part of a degree requirement or for class credit.
Christianson Grants are awarded three times a year. Applications must be received by March 15, July 15, or October 15.
Award Amount is between $2,500 and $10,000.
The number of applications for the Christianson Grant fluctuates depending on the time of year. They usually receive 30-50 appropriate applications during each period, but this number may go up in future. Grant awards are merit based. Grant recipients will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks after each grant deadline. Grants are disbursed to award recipients in two installments. Ther first installment is disbursed once the recipient's arrival has been confirmed by a supervisor. The second installment is disbursed upon receipt of a completion report.
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to InterExchange, Inc.)
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