The Trustee Opportunity Travel Grant program, available to US citizens and permanent residents of the US, is one of several programs designed to encourage first-generation college students*, African-American, Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, and Native American students to visit campus and learn more about Kenyon.
Travel grants allow prospective students to fly in from all over the United States to experience Kenyon's hilltop campus and community. The grants cover 100% of the lowest advertised airfares up to $500 or $50 to offset driving costs. Eligibility for the program is determined by academic criteria and reported racial background. Students who are first-generation college students are also eligible to apply for a travel grant, regardless of reported background. Complete the online travel grant application form.
As a high school senior, you may use a travel grant during the fall semester, either for an individual visit or for our Cultural Connections program. Cultural Connections I will take place October 3-5 and Cultural Connections II will take place November 7-9. During an individual campus visit, you will sit in on classes, have an interview in the admissions office, tour the campus, and meet students and faculty. You also have the opportunity to stay overnight with a student host.
Travel grants provide an opportunity for many students across the country to experience Kenyon for the first time. Consequently, preference is given to students who have not yet visited Kenyon. We encourage all eligible students to apply, as space and funds may become available.
The deadline for high school seniors graduating in 2016 to submit the travel grant application is Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 800-848-2468 if you have questions about the program.
*Neither parent has a degree from a four-year institution of higher learning.