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Travel Grants

In an effort to support candidates who are entering the field of higher education, the Network awards 2-5 travel grants during the M&FN portion of the OPE Social.  Minority & Friends Network sponsoring institutions are able to nominate candidates for the travel grant.  Each nominee, then, must submit an essay highlighting their philosophy of diversity and how they have applied this philosophy in their higher education experience.  The essays are judged by a committee, and the travel grant winners are selected.  Travel grant winners receive a $500.00 award.  Since the award's start in 2001, more than fifty (50) young professionals have received travel grants from the Minority & Friends Network.

 

 

Travel Grant Winners

Total Awards Given:  53

2016 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Brittney Ahring
  • Raven Robinson

 

2015 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Karen Anaya
  • Rachel Mills
  • Isaac Ortega

 

2013 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Adam Iserman
  • Calvin “Chase” Logsdon
  • Maggie Roque

 

2012 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Anna Dickherber
  • Tamarah Dixon
  • Katherine Lasota
  • JaNomia Smith

 

2011 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Bethany Keuter
  • Caitlin “Cat” Polivoda
  • Toddrick Jenkins
  • Justin Schuch

 

2010 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Joshua Gaisser
  • Zachary Gazzard
  • Daviree Velazquez
  • Nicole Wilburn
  • Denika Wilson

 

2009 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Beth Erickson
  • Stephanie Milner
  • Sofia Pablo-Hoshino
  • Maryke Taute

 

2008 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Christopher Jones
  • Joseph Kelley
  • Jeremy Moore
  • Jordan O’Connell
  • Stephanie Reed

 

2007 Travel Grant Winner:

  • Juan (Coco) Du

 

2006 Travel Grant Winners:

  • William Huff
  • Jennifer Markin
  • Dannie Moore
  • Exlee (Steely) Pegg

 

2005 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Michelle Fitch
  • MarcQus Wright

 

2004 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Vivek Arunkumar
  • Justin Frederick
  • Heidi Hilleson
  • Ednisha Knighten

 

2003 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Ramona Bolden
  • Tanya Kozlowski
  • Michele Linder
  • Tatiana Patterson

 

2002 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Vicka Bell
  • Joshua Burdette
  • Thadtisha McCoy
  • Jason Ramirez

 

2001 Travel Grant Winners:

  • Erica Hawthorne
  • Kimberly Strong
  • Cindy Torres
  • Aracelis Vazquez