The Latin American Studies Program invites applications for
Walker Grants for Academic Year 2015-16 and Summer 2016.
Latin American Studies majors and potential majors may use grants for internships
in Latin America or the U.S. that concern Latin American and/or Latino issues, or
intensive language training and cultural immersion in Latin America, or a serious
independent research project in Latin America or the United States that concerns
Latin American or Latino issues. Please carefully review the Walker Grants page in
the LAS website for more information: http://web.colby.edu/las/walker-grants
Applicants must be Colby students at the time of holding the grant, and grants must
be used during the 2015-2016 academic year or summer. Seniors graduating in May
2016 may not apply for Walker Grants to be used during summer 2016. Preference
will be given to LAS majors and potential majors. If funds are available, other
applicants with proven interest in and connection to Latin America will be considered.
Applicants who are not Latin American Studies majors should explain their interest in
Latin American and/or Latino Studies and mention relevant coursework.
The maximum grant is typically in the range of $1,800. Please specify if you are
seeking other sources of funding for this project; financial aid will be considered.
Applications must include: a cover letter explaining your proposed internship,
intensive language training and cultural immersion experience, or serious independent
research project, an unofficial Colby transcript, a résumé, a brief recommendation
from a faculty member who teaches a class with substantial Latin American or Latino
content, and a budget. The minimum GPA is 3.2. Please include a sentence in your
application stating that you give permission to the Walker committee of the Latin
American Studies Board to request information regarding your financial aid status,
as well as to post your report on your Walker Grant experience on our webpage and bulletin board.
If you plan to apply for a grant, contact Professor Ben Fallaw or Professor Winifred
Tate as soon as possible before submitting an application. Address applications in the
form of email attachments to Ben Fallaw, Chair of Latin American Studies, by 5pm on
Friday March 18, 2016. Grant recipients will be announced by e-mail several weeks following the application due date.