VISION_100Interested in participating in a VISION service trip over spring break? Do you think it would be too expensive? Think again.

Thanks to the generosity of the Carlson Family Foundation, new scholarships are available to pay for 2011 service trips to:

  • Cranks Creek, Ky.
  • Alamosa, Colo.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • West Tammany, La.
  • St. Johns, Virgin Islands
  • Fort Belknap, Mont.
  • Canton, Miss.

VISION (Volunteers In Service Internationally or Nationally) is a cultural immersion and service program where St. Thomas students learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice, while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth.

VISION sends teams of approximately nine students, two student leaders, and one graduate student, or staff or faculty adviser to live, work and learn with partnering organizations. Each location has its own project, ranging from working with school children in a Montana Indian community, to working with migrant farm workers in Colorado to helping with home-building projects around New Orleans.

For more information about VISION scholarships and to learn more about the program, visit the VISION website.