Call for Student Proposals: Eberhart Grant
Posted on April 9, 2013
The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce our call for student proposals for an overseas study and travel grant, in memory of Wheaton alumna Patti Eberhart '68. Patti, a flight attendant killed in the crash of Swissair Flight 111 in 1998, was an art history major who nurtured her love of the arts after graduation through travel. Patti's family and friends established this fund in her memory.
The reward recipient(s) may receive support to study and travel abroad for up to six weeks during the summer. The award is intended to cover the recipient (or recipients') travel expenses, including transportation, housing, meals, visas, innoculations, etc.
Proposals will be accepted from any major in art history or studio art, who is in good academic and social standing, and who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in both their major and overall. The study grant is not need-based, and is open to international students who meet all other eligibility criteria. The grant does not support recreational tourism, but will be awarded for the explicit study of works of art and architecture in situ and in museum collections abroad. The grant may also be linked to structured independent research related to the major. The grant is not intended to pay for academic course work taken abroad, although the recipient may enroll in one course for academic credit in addition to the proposed study and travel.