The Kleffman scholarship was created in memory of Judee J. Kleffman, a SPANner to Ghana in 1961. Her time in Ghana was followed by a period as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia from 1962 to 1966. In addition to her travels with SPAN, Ms. Kleffman served the program as Program Coordinator from 1981 to 1985. Preference for this scholarship is given to students studying in Africa. In the absence of an African option, preference goes to students traveling to countries of lesser socio-economic development. Criteria are financial need and a commitment to participation in international affairs. The amount awarded for this scholarship is $500.00.

Eligibility and Requirements
- Intended travel to Africa or to an underdeveloped country

- Completion of the full SPAN Financial Aid Application, including completion of a signed financial resources disclosure and budget.

Please submit a typed 1-2 page statement addressing the following:
- What do you consider to be the most important social and political issues in your intended country?
- How do you think individuals can promote international understanding? How do international education programs help to cultivate understanding?

Other Requirements

Recipients must write thank you letters to the sponsors of the Judee Kleffman Memorial Scholarship.