Dean Rusk supports individual projects and other proposals through specific funds including several which are focused on the following regions or issues: East Asia, Central or South America, Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, economic research in developing countries, independent arts projects, and religious diversity abroad.

The list of grants available are on this page. Students may propose any type of project as long as it has an international focus. Visit the student travel grants page to learn more about the application process.



Ann Tutwiler Travel Fund- Established by Ann Tutwiler '80, this fund supports individual research, study abroad or internships in lesser-developed countries.

Boon Fund for International Education - Established by C. Anthony Boon '76, the Boon grant is for study, experiential learning, or service abroad.

Classes of 1984 and 1986 Scholarships - As their class gift, these classes created scholarships to support student research, service, and experiential learning abroad.

Davidson-Watson Alumni Scholarships - Created by Davidson alumni of the Watson Fellowship program, the Davidson-Watson scholarships help outstanding students pursue exceptional experiences abroad.

Erich Wruck Travel Fund - Established by Tom Campen, Class of 1973, in honor of Dr. Erich Wruck, Professor Emeritus of German, this fund provides assistance to students for summer travel experiences, preferably in a German-speaking country.

Jesse Ball duPont- Scholarship opportunities to support student study, research, and internships abroad.

Newton and Burkley Allen International Fund - Established by Newton Allen ‘82 and Burkley M. Allen ‘80, this fund provides financial assistance for students with demonstrated financial need who wish to participate in Davidson summer group travel or to create an independent study experience.

Pat and Katie Gilchrist International Scholars Fund - This fund provides summer grants for international study.

Patrick Braxton-Andrew International Endowed Fund - Established in the memory of Patrick Braxton-Andrew ‘06, this fund will honor Patrick’s spirit of adventure by providing grants to Davidson students for study, research, internships, or travel abroad.

Spell Family Fund - Established by Rachelle and Nathan Spell ‘86, this fund supports international experiences and provides assistance for students with demonstrated financial need.

Virginia and Dean Rusk Scholarships- Established through a bequest from Virginia and Dean Rusk '31, this scholarship supports opportunities for international study and service.

White-Smith Scholarships- Given by William A. White, Jr. '52 and Elizabeth Smith White, this fund provides scholarships for international study and service projects in any region or field.

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Ratliff Endowment in Economics - Given in honor of Dr. Charles E. Ratliff, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Economics, this fund supports students conducting economic research abroad

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Health and Sciences

Ambassador Jack Perry Scholarship - Created in honor of the Dean Rusk Program's first Director, Ambassador Jack Perry, this scholarship supports students who pursue health and medical internships in developing countries.

Donald Winfrey Memorial Grant for Public Health Research - This fund supports students who wish to pursue international travel, study and research related to Public Health.

Mary Lynn Richardson Fund - This fund enables outstanding students to participate in medical internships in developing countries.

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Religion and the Arts

Fujita Fund - Established in honor of the Fujita family, the Fujita Arts Grant enables a talented Davidson artist to pursue a high-quality, independent art project (visual art, music, dance, or drama) outside of the United States.

Hanafi Fund - The Hanafi Grant allows for an outstanding experience promoting understanding, appreciation, and celebration of religious diversity abroad.

Morehead Scholarship - Established by Cynthia P. and Richard H. Morehead '56, this scholarship allows student travel and study abroad to countries and regions with significant Muslim populations, such as Africa, Southeast Asia, Russia, China, and South America.

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Regional Studies

Dr. Jay Oswalt Scholarship- Established by an estate gift of Adeline Oswalt '35, this scholarship provides financial aid for study and travel in India.

George Labban, Jr., Memorial Greece Travel Fund - Established by the Reverend John Porter ‘72 in honor of Davidson’s first professor of Classics and longtime leader of the Classics Seminar Abroad, the Labban fund supports student learning and travel experience in Greece.

 Hirose Scholarships for East Asian Studies - Established in honor of the Hirose family, the Hirose Grant enables outstanding students and faculty to conduct independent research and language training in East Asia.

Latin America Fund - This fund allows for a summer experience and learning in Central or South America.

McNab Fund for Middle East Studies - Established by James R. McNab, Jr. '66, this endowment enhances Middle East Studies at Davidson by providing funding for library resources, faculty and student conferences, and student research in the Middle East.  

Tafaahum Fund for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies- This fund supports student opportunities in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, specifically Davidson in Jordan (also known as the Qasid program).

Stephen W. Keller Memorial Scholarship - This grant supports a student's independent experiential learning for an in-depth engagement with German or Greek culture, language, and life after participating in an associated abroad program.

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