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William Westerman Pathfinder Awards - Summer 2024

Every year, a group of Balliol students have been awarded a William Westerman Pathfinder Grant to travel to some of the most amazing places in the world, while completing a personal development project, through two schemes: one to North America and one to Asia. William Westerman Pathfinders are ambassadors of the College and meet up with and/or stay as personal guests of Balliol Old Members during their travels. Continuing a programme that began more than 60 years ago, this offers a unique opportunity to meet Balliol's fascinating alumni community, and to experience life in their destination countries first-hand.

When can the grant be taken up? Long Vacation 2024 (in practice, most awardees travel either between late June and early August, or between early August and late September 2024)

Who is eligible? Final year Balliol undergraduates and postgraduate students of more than two years’ standing at the time of travel.

How can I ask questions before applying? Register here for the online information session for prospective applicants, to be held via MS Teams at 2pm 15 December 2023 (UK time). A second online information session will be arranged and announced for early January 2024.

How can I apply? An online application form will be circulated to attendees of the online information session for prospective applicants on 15 December 2023, and a general note will follow to all students.

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