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Fellowships support student travel in US, abroad

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 9:56 am •  Published: January 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for a fellowship program that provides up to $5,000 to college students for travel in the U.S. or abroad and other service projects.

The Metcalf Fellowships are open to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The foundation says the funds support self-designed projects that broaden students' perspectives and enhance personal growth. The money cannot be used for regular semester-abroad programs or post-graduate travel.

The deadline to apply is Friday.

The Metcalf Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor the late Michael Metcalf, former publisher of The Providence Journal. The Metcalf Memorial Fund has supported at least 89 students.

Past recipients have toured historical sites in Europe, done a medical internship in Tanzania and volunteered at a Costa Rican orphanage.