Applications are due Monday, March 11, 2019.
Application ProcessA successful application submission will include the following:* This electronic application form with every section completed (biographic information, detailed answers to question prompts, and attestation of understanding)* You must complete and upload an itemized budget (it would be helpful to review the sample budget and tips linked in the budget section of this form prior to starting your submission)* Approval by your academic division program chair to travel during program of study (this must be done prior to starting the form)
The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Selden K. Smith, a longtime Columbia College professor. Dr. Smith joined the Columbia College faculty in 1960 and served for 37 years. In addition to teaching and serving as chair of the department of history and political science, he was instrumental in bringing to campus a series of concerts, lectures, films and exhibits that enhanced the College’s academic culture. He has a special passion for teaching Holocaust history and served on the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust and the South Carolina Jewish Historical Society.
Donor and friend, Anita G. Zucker, states: “For decades, Selden has encouraged his students to travel in order to better appreciate history and gain understanding for each other and all people. He is a very special man who has tirelessly fought for the rights of people throughout the world. I am honored to create this scholarship in his honor and provide these life-changing, travel-study experiences for more students.”
17 Smart and Realistic Tips for Your Study Abroad Budget by Diversity Abroad (https://www.diversityabroad.com/study-abroad/articles/17-smart-realistic-tips-study-abroad-budget)
The Cost Of Living In Every Part Of The World In One Infographic by Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-living-worldwide-2015-1)
Cost of Living Calculator by Numbeo (https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/)
If you have questions about study away experiences through the College or inquiries about this form, contact Melissia Brannen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (803) 786-3888.
Please note: Upon completion of the travel experience, the recipient is expected to share their experience in some manner with the campus community. If the student is graduating in the winter after a spring or summer study travel and will not be available for the Spring semester presentation, then they must submit a 10 minute video detailing the trip prior to graduation. The recipient may also decide to do a campus presentation, a presentation during SpearsFest, an information board, an electronic presentation for the CC website, or other campus-approved medium of display.