In summer 2016, the Blackburn Institute launched a successful pilot program to connect students with mentors (Blackburn Society members, Advisory Board members, or Fellows) on experiential learning projects that had a positive impact on the state of Alabama. Funding for this program has been continued for summer 2017.
The goals of this program are to provide:
Experiences will range in duration from 4 to 12 weeks, are completed between May and July, and take place in Alabama or Washington, DC. Students will be provided with a financial award to cover reasonable living and project expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000. There are two paths to participation for both students and mentors:
For more information review the linked documents below and contact Mac Griswold (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Project submitted by the February 20 deadline will be posted for review starting on March 1.