Through the generosity of Hobart College alumnus Julius G. Blocker, the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund was established to provide support to students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who participate in one of the HWS study abroad programs in Germany. During the 2012-2013 academic year the Colleges will offer programs at six sites in Germany, including:
Students accepted into any of these programs may apply for funding support through the Blocker Fund according to the provisions outlined below. Note that the IES and Lexia programs in Berlin will only be available to students selected as Blocker Fellows and only for one semester.
Those students awarded funding through the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund will be recognized as Julius G. Blocker ’53 Fellows and will be awarded stipends to support their participation in a study abroad program in Germany sponsored by HWS. While actual expenses will vary from student to student (depending on location, program requirements, and individual circumstances), the stipends are designed to cover expenses including room and board, airfare, ground transportation, books and course materials, and various incidental expenses (insurance, student activity fees, police registration fees).