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Students support their peers with unique grant programs

November 25, 2009

Two unique grant programs at Lewis & Clark allow undergraduate students to support their peers’ academic and experiential learning opportunities with a portion of their student fees.

For nearly 30 years, the Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) has provided funds to students to attend conferences, conduct research, bring scholars to campus, and support student art projects.

In 2009, students expanded their giving to peers by launching a program to support students’ work outside of the classroom. Called the Global Engagement Board (GEB), the program supports the experiential learning of students who value global engagement and service.

Learn more about the programs and how they have contributed to students’ work around the world in the following stories:

Video: Student-led grant program supports student research

The chair of SAAB and two grant recipients discuss the SAAB program and how it impacts the community—from bringing award-winning journalists to campus to facilitating international research.

Podcast: Students create grant organization to facilitate global engagement

Ian Feis ’12 discusses his motivation for creating the Global Engagement Board. Given Lewis & Clark’s focus on both international education and community engagement, Feis designed GEB to support students’ experiential learning opportunities.

History major appreciates interdependence of cultures, disciplines

A SAAB grant allowed Betto van Waarden ’10 to travel throughout the Netherlands last summer, conducting research stemming from themes of globalization and the intercultural exchange of ideas.

Slideshow: Students, professor engage Carribean community in science research

With the help of a SAAB grant, two students traveled to the Dominican Republic with Professor Greta Binford last spring. The group gathered spiders and talked with children at a local orphanage about the importance of education.

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