The campaign for Hartwick students

Endowed J Term Off Campus Experiences

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  • Hartwick student
  • Hartwick student
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$5 Million Goal

... will generate $200,000 a year for full or partial funding of international study experiences and $50,000 a year in faculty development funds.

No single program better expresses Hartwick's commitment to experiential learning than our off-campus January Term. J Term presents students with unparalleled opportunities to spend concentrated time living and learning around the world. Faculty-led, for-credit courses take students to Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and South and Central America. They live with host families; study languages; put readings in context as they stand in the midst of history; do field work among endangered species; conduct health intervention programs; and study plants, water, and geology.

To make J Term what it can and should be a true hallmark of a Hartwick education the opportunity for at least one study abroad experience should be available to every Hartwick student. Many students are struggling to make it a part of their Hartwick experience, taking out additional student loans or working a second job to get abroad; they value J Term that much.

Often, Hartwick students who have the greatest need for this kind of transformative experience can least afford the cost of the journey. We are determined to change that through endowed funds for J Term scholarships.

Margaret L. Drugovich P'12

Beth and I have endowed a Hartwick scholarship in the name of my parents. I, like so many of our own students, was a first generation student. My parents did not have the opportunity to go to college, but they made sure that I did. The Campaign for Hartwick Students creates opportunities for everyone who benefitted from the generosity of others to give back. That is what I feel we are doing through our endowed scholarship fund at Hartwick. I often ask our alumni and many College friends, ‘Who helped you?’ Someone helped each one of us reach our goals and define our dreams. Now it’s our turn.

- Margaret L. Drugovich P'12

President, Hartwick College
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