Barlow Travel Grant

In 2001, David Barlow ’79 established an endowment fund to enhance study abroad for Bates students, faculty, and alumni. The alumni grant supports educators traveling abroad to enrich their teaching career. 

Apply now for the 2015 Barlow Alumni Travel Grant. Click here.

Click to read about recent awardees.

While at Bates, David Barlow ’79 found his studies in the United Kingdom to be a powerful learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom. This generous gift to the college provides opportunities for Bates students to enrich their study abroad programs, to link them more closely with their academic program at Bates, and to share their experience with the rest of the campus and community. It also provides travel funds for faculty and a Bates alumnus or alumna each year.

The Barlow Alumni Travel Grant awards up to $3500 to fund travel abroad by a Bates alumnus/a involved in K-12 education who has been teaching at least five years, in support of educational and professional goals. The grant is available annually.

Applications are welcome from Bates alumni, who have been teaching at the K-12 level for at least five years. The call for applicants begins in early January, with applications due at the beginning of March. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff, and the 2015 Award will be announced in mid-April.