Boston College established the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship on 10 June 1993, in honor of the University’s first Black Director. The importance of this grant is to prepare Boston College students for leadership in the United States and the world at large by improving their personal and educational development through travel. Consistent with the namesake’s lifelong role as a universal educator, community leader, and mentor, the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship specifies travel/study experiences that contribute to the personal and intellectual growth of its beneficiaries.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Boston College sophomores and juniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater are invited to apply.
Upon completion of the Independent Research Project or Research Paper attached to an approved course, the candidates will:
A candidate should submit a 500-word summary of her/his study abroad experience.
A candidate should submit a final paper (a minimum of 10-15 double-spaced pages).
Participate/present at BC’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Participate in the AVH Traveling Fellowship Award Ceremony.
Be available to prospective AVH applicants to answer general questions about the application process.