The J. Desai Global Service-Learning Travel Grant was established in 2007 and is made possible through a contribution from Jatin Desai who created a permanent endowment for this purpose. The funds are used to defray travel costs for APPLES program participants who are extending their work with communities abroad. Two $500 awards are given to two recipients each year. Upon their return to campus, recipients are expected to submit three to five photos representing their experience, as well as an accompanying narrative or caption for each.


Award recipients must be undergraduate students, have a current or previous APPLES experience and show a demonstrated commitment to academics.


The 2019 application for the J. Desai Global Service-Learning Travel Grant is open Friday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Dec. 13. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.