May Term Travel Course Grants 

All students participating in May Term Travel courses who demonstrate financial need are eligible for Travel Course Grants. While not exclusively a need-based award, a student’s financial circumstance as determined by the university is a priority consideration in the selection of grant recipients. A May Term Committee makes the final grant decisions.  
Each student applicant may request up to a $1,000 grant.  In exceptional cases, the selection committee may award more than $1,000 based on such factors as student need, course cost, available grant resources, total number of grant applicants, and strongly articulated student justification.

In order to apply, students need to submit the online May Term Travel Course Grant application by the application deadline of Wednesday, September 30th. May Term Grant Application. You must use your Redlands account to complete this grant application. No late applications will be accepted.

The May Term Committee will review applications . All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than Friday, October 16.  This provides students one week before the Friday, October 23rd deadline for signing the Registration and Financial Commitment form provided by the faculty member who has admitted the student to the course. 

Students whose grant applications are successful will have the award amount automatically deducted from their total course cost and will not received cash or check rewards. Grants can be used for no other purpose than to support their May Term Travel program costs and are non-transferable.


Students who do not accept the award or who are not admitted into a May Term Travel Course for May 2021 cannot defer the grant to a May Term session beyond 2021. The grant in its full amount will be rescinded.

Grant Award Criteria:

  • Financial Aid eligibility is required for travel grants. Consideration will be given to students who have not studied off-campus in a University of Redlands approved semester long Study Away program or May Term travel course. Students are only eligible for one May Term travel grant during their time as undergraduate student at Redlands. Students from first year to seniors are eligible to apply for grants.