Experience can provide as many lessons as exams. With that in mind, Hastings College’s Knappenberger Fund Travel Grants provide the money sometimes necessary to make off-campus experiential learning possible for current students.
To receive funding, students must submit detailed proposals in which they explain the research they plan to conduct or the experience they seek to gain and how the project relates to their long-term academic and career goals.
Through the fall 2013 request for proposals, the following students have been selected to receive Knappenberger Fund Travel Grants:
- Jasmine Khamouna, a senior from Hastings, Neb., will to travel to Morocco in January 2013 to investigate issues of food insecurity.
- Riley Johnson, a junior from Salida, Colo., will study in Argentina during the Spring 2014 semester.
- Christina Zarek, a sophomore from Grand Island, Neb., will conduct agricultural research in Ghana during January 2013.
- Linus Platzer, an exchange student from Muenster, Germany, will participate in the Model United Nations Conference in New York City.
- Ethan Richardson, a senior from Omaha, Neb., will travel to Ireland in January 2013 to research and develop a storyboard for a video game based on Irish history.