The Carole and Doug Bruns Endowment for International Service-Learning provides opportunities for students to learn about and develop a commitment to the importance of international service through an academic internship experience abroad.
Students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 to help fund a credit-bearing service-learning internship abroad, pending approval from the Dean of International Programs. Funds can be used to support logistics such as airfare, housing, transportation, meals, language courses while abroad, and internship materials/equipment. Funds cannot be used to cover tuition at Elon.
Eligibility and Guidelines
Students can apply for funding for summer, fall, winter or spring terms. Students participating in Elon University faculty-led Winter Term Programs abroad are not eligible to apply for funding through the Bruns Endowment. The experience abroad must include a service-learning internship with a non-religiously-affiliated NGO or other group. Prior service-learning experience is highly desirable. Students are eligible to receive funding through the Bruns Endowment one time only.
The student will identify an appropriate international service-learning internship experience that involves working with an NGO or other non-religious group outside the United States. This may include programs offered through Elon University or independent placements arranged directly by the student. Students arranging their own placements must complete an application for an Independent Elon Program Abroad (IEPA) and arrange for academic supervision of the internship with a member of the Elon faculty. Students must meet all eligibility requirements and be accepted to the program. The awarding of the Bruns Scholarship does not indicate acceptance into the proposed study abroad program.
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Deadlines are for the Bruns Scholarship. Students must also complete the application for their selected program by the appropriate deadline. See individual program brochure pages for details.