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Ernest Collier Bolt, Jr. Travel Grant

The Bolt travel grant is intended to assist a student in need to study abroad, either during his or her course of study at the University or in the year immediately following graduation.

Preference is given to History and International Studies/Politics and Diplomacy majors and to first-time travelers abroad, but those are not absolute requirements for receiving the grant.

The grant is administered by the History Department.

Students may not apply directly for the grant, but must be nominated by:

  • A faculty member or
  • The Director of Study Abroad, Office of International Education


So long as funds are available in a given year, the Chair of the History Department will solicit nominations from relevant parties three times per semester.

Final approval of grants rests with the History Department Advisory Committee.

The grant may be used by undergraduates for summer, semester or year-long study in a program that earns credit toward their Richmond degree. Recent graduates must submit a detailed travel plan, indicating its educational value.

Awards for undergraduate use will be processed through the Office of Financial aid; funding will be included in the student's financial aid package and applied directly to the student's account.

Awards for postgraduate use will be disbursed in the form of reimbursement for documented travel expenses.