The Deaton Scholars Program (DSP) provides opportunity for students to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on fighting hunger and poverty at home and abroad. The program is dedicated to a peer mentoring learning process that incorporates experiential learning in domestic and international environments.
In small, interdisciplinary teams, the Deaton Scholars initiate projects that address hunger and poverty. The DSP’s goal is to provide seed money to invest in the scholars’ top projects each semester. This seed money (typically up to $500) allows the team to invest in their project’s pilot implementation to prove their concept and, if relevant, seek additional funding.
Beyond the experience of working in a small interdisciplinary group to affect change, the Deaton Institute supports their participation in national and global conferences such as Universities Fighting World Hunger and the World Food Prize, where they build networks with those who share their passion for food security. Funds are needed to ensure each class of students has the opportunity to participate in high quality conferences where they can stay abreast of the latest thinking that is shaping national and international policies and programs, and develop new approaches through working together across disciplines.
Your gift to the Deaton Scholars, no matter how big or small, will make a difference in student learning by supporting unique projects and opportunities that have a global impact on hunger and extreme poverty. Please join Drs. Brady and Anne Deaton in supporting this initiative today.
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