Adventure Learning Grant


The Adventure Learning Grant is a $20,000 stipend awarded annually to 3 Fairhaven students so that they may travel abroad to enrich their education with intellectual risk, challenge, and adventure.


The purpose of the Adventure Learning Grant is to challenge students perspectives, enrich their education, expose them to intellectual risk, and help embody challenge and adventure as integral to a Fairhaven education. The grants will enable Fairhaven students to have extended experiences with cultures outside of the United States and to integrate those experiences into Fairhaven College.


Applicants must have completed at least two quarters at Fairhaven by the end of fall quarter and must be committed to returning to Fairhaven for three quarters following the period of the Adventure Learning Grant.

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity and ingenuity of proposed project
  • Likelihood that proposed experience will challenge student's perspectives
  • Extent to which culture(s) the student will experience differs from that of the United States.
  • Student's commitment to integrating the Adventure Learning experience into the Fairhaven community.
  • Probability that student will make full use of opportunities provided by the Adventure Learning Grant.
  • Student's awareness of the importance of learning respectfully from the people and culture(s) visited.

Expectations of Grant Recipients

  • Use the two quarters prior to the Adventure Learning Grant experience to prepare to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the grant.
  • Pursue the proposed project with curiosity and enthusiasm, making changes in consultation with advisor and ALG Coordinator to take advantage of new opportunities.
  • Participate in a program of regular communication with Fairhaven College so that other students can share in and learn from your experiences and insights.
  • Submit final report of activities and financial accounting within 30 days of return.
  • Return to Fairhaven for a minimum of three academic quarters and conduct a program (lectures, slideshow, performances, teaching a class, etc.) to share experience in depth with other students.
  • Conduct oneself in a responsible manner and avoid all illegal activities during the grant period.

Information & Application

 ALG General Information (PDF)

 ALG Application (PDF)

ALG Information Sessions 2018

  • Wednesday 10/3, 5:30PM Room FA 326
  • Wednesday 10/10, 9AM Room FA 326
  • Monday, 10/15, 5:30PM Room FA 326

If you cannot attend one of these orientations please contact Andrew.Brown@wwu.eduto arrange an individual or small group session.

Deadlines - 2018

  • Spring through October 2018 Preparation of applications; Solicitation of letters of recommendation; Information and orientation sessions
  • November 7, 2018- Applications due
  • Nov 16, 2018 Announce finalists
  • Nov 26-30, 2018 Interview Finalists
  • Dec 3, 2018 Grant recipients announced

Preparation 2018

  • Winter 2018 – FAIR 334B Global Inquiry Seminar
  • Spring 2018 – INTL 301 Global Principles required university travel course
  • Summer or Fall 2018 - Adventure Learning Grant begins!