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The Zolondek Travel Award

The Zolondek Travel Award

The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards are designed for committed students who are dedicated to exploring the cultural face of Europe. Third-year, fourth-year and graduate students in the College of Design can apply for a scholarship award. Interested students should review the scholarship challenge and submit a Proposal Application to be reviewed by the College of Design Scholarship Committee. The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards will be awarded to students whose proposal application demonstrates a rigorous commitment and intention to meeting the travel agenda of the award. Students do not need to be enrolled in a study abroad program to apply. Students who are already enrolled in a travel program in Europe may receive a supplemental award to offset the additional travel required to meet the challenge. Students who are interested in a stand-alone cultural quest may receive a more substantial award to get them to Europe and get them started. The Zolondek Travel Award Application can be found here.

Award Amounts and Rules of Use

Award amounts will be determined according to the spending distribution income generated from the endowed Travel Enhancement Fund in the College of Design but typicallyrange from $700 to $1500. The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards provide supplemental funds for travel and are not designed to cover the entire cost of travel. Instead, the awards offset a recipient’s travel expenses and enhance his or her education abroad experience. Recipients may use the scholarship awards solely for the required travel. Scholarship award funds cannot be used for cancellations or other like fees.

Requirements of the Scholarship Award Recipients

Students receiving the award will visit various significant cultural and design-relevant sites in several cities—some required in the scholarship challenge and some identified in the student’s Proposal Application. The itinerary is designed to be completed in 8-14 days. Within one month of completion of the trip, the student must submit a written and pictorial documentary report of the experience to the Dean of the College of Design. The documentary reports of all students who take the challenge will be archived in the College of Design Library.

Itinerary Choices

Students may elect one of the following two itinerary options.

Itinerary Option 1

  • Students who are selected must visit TWO of the cities or city groups listed below and the required sites listed therein. Each site is linked below.
  • At leastONE city selected must beLONDON, PARIS OR BERLIN.
  • Students mayNOT select a city or city group that is to be visited in their study or other Europe program as one of the two cities or city croups.
  • Students must also select cities or city groups located in countries OTHER THAN their program of study.

Itinerary Option 2

  • Students who are selected must visit THREE of the cities or city groups listed below and the required sites listed therein. Each site is linked below.
  • At least ONE city selected must be LONDON, PARIS OR BERLIN.

Three Cities


Required Sites

  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Modern
  • Tate Britain


Required Sites

  • Centre Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg)
  • Musée duLouvre
  • Muséed’Orsay
  • Musée Guimet(Muséenational des Arts asiatiques)


Required Sites

  • Gemaldegalerie
  • Judisches Museum Berlin
  • Pergamonmuseum

City Groups


Required Sites
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid)
  • Museo del Prado (Madrid)
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid)
  • Iglesia Santo Tomé (Toledo)
  • Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo (Toledo)
  • La Alhambra (Granada)


Required Sites

  • CathédraleNotre-Dame (Strasbourg)
  • Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg)
  • Grossmünster (Zurich)
  • Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich)

Amsterdam/Antwerp/The Hague

Required Sites

  • Begijnhof (Amsterdam)
  • Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
  • Portuguese Synagogue (Amsterdam)
  • Mauritshuis (The Hague)
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Antwerp)
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal(Antwerp)


Required Sites

  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copehagen)
  • Statens Museum for Kunst (Copenhagen)
  • Den Kongelige Opera (Copenhagen)
  • Millesgården (Stockholm)
  • Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
  • Nationalmuseum (Stockholm)
  • Vasamuseet (Stockholm)

(Any two for one city group)

Required Sites

  • Gallerie dell’Accademia (Venice)
  • Scoula di San Rocco (Venice)
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Venice)
  • Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze (Florence)
  • Musei Vaticani (Rome)
  • MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (Rome)
  • Galleria Borghese (Rome)

(Any two for one city group, any four for two city groups)

Required Sites

  • Zidovske Muzeum (Prague)
  • Staronova Synagoga (Prague)
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna)
  • Museum Judenplatz (Vienna)
  • Nagy Zsinagoga & Tree of Life (Budapest)
  • Szepmuveszeti Múzeum (Budapest)
  • Matyas-Templom (Budapest)
  • Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie (Warsaw)
  • Archikatedra sw. Jana (Warsaw)
  • Synagoga Nozykow (Warsaw)
  • Kosciol Mariacki (Krakow)
  • Krolewska Bazylika Archikatedra/Wawel Katedra (Krakow)