Friday, December 9, 2011
TRAVEL ABROAD FUNDS for SUMMER 2012
Open to Sophomores and Juniors at Carnegie Mellon
Deadline: February 24 \ $6000/student
Carnegie Mellon University is proud to announce a fund from Larry E. Jennings Jr. and Katherine Jennings to establish the Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund. The name and spirit behind the fund was drawn from the book, Brave Companions, written by Pittsburgh's acclaimed writer, David McCollough. The stories included in the book are about forging ahead and finding success despite obstacles, naysayers and uncertainty.
Larry Jennings received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from the Mellon College of Science in 1984 and his master's degree from the Tepper School of Business in 1987 where he concentrated in finance and strategy. Larry and Katherine have a strong sense of service and commitment to their community and have been active with, and supportive of, many community endeavors in Baltimore. Recently, Larry and his youngest daughter, June, returned from a trip to India inspiring him to create the Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund which provides students the opportunity to experience the culture and socio-economic issues facing a developing country and who otherwise might be unable to travel to such a destination due to personal financial constraints.
The donor's primary goal in establishing this fund is to allow students to travel to developing countries during their summer breaks, to study, travel, conduct research, and/or participate in service work.
Application materials and Complete Details [Link]