Lembo Sperling Summer Travel Grant
The Lembo Sperling Summer Travel Grant program was established in 1999 by a generous donation from a past HM parent to recognize a special teacher-family relationship that had an impact on the lives of the students and family. The teacher and family believe that summer travel experiences that open students to new ways of seeing the world can be a crucial element in their education. This grant will provide that travel opportunity to a student or students who otherwise might not have access to such experiences.
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for a LS Grant. The Grant is not limited to students who currently receive financial aid for tuition expenses. The application process will include an essay, and preference will be given to travel experiences that are not school-related. Applications must be affiliated with travel organizations or educational programs; individual-sponsored trips will not be considered. Any student recipients of the LS Grant will be expected to share their experience with the school community in some way during the following school year.
An application form for Summer 2023 is available at the link below; additional copies are available in the Admissions Office. The deadline for submission of Summer 2023 applications is Friday, February 10, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. Decisions will be made by late February, and all applicants will be notified at that time.
Lembo Sperling Summer Travel Grant Application 2023
The LS Grant is a wonderful way for Horace Mann students to enrich the learning environment that begins at school, and even more wonderful because it is provided to the community by members of the community. If you have any questions about the Grant or the application process, please stop by the Admissions Office.
Past Lembo Sperling Travel Grant Recipients
(Program links are provided where programs are still operating.)
|Joseph Lee '01||2000||France|
|Jose Leonor '02||2001||Experiment in International Living, Italy|
|Arthur Hong '03||2002||Putney Student Travel Program, Tanzania|
|Jonah Bernstein '04||2002||Cultural Homestay International Program, France|
|Asdren Matoshi '04||2003||Putney Student Travel Program, Montana|
|Catherine Vargas '05||2003||Longacre Expeditions, British Colombia|
|Anya Ciccone '05||2004||Excel Pre-College Enrichment Oxford/Tuscany|
|Morgan Richardson '05||2004||Chautaqua Institute School of Dance, New YorkExperiment in International Living, Brazil|
|Max Thompson '06||2004||Experiment in International Living, Brazil|
|Molly Lister '06||2005||i-to-I Program, Honduras|
|Genevieve Martin '06||2005||Spoleto Study Abroad Program, Italy|
|Meisha Baker '08||2006||AAVE Teen Adventures, South Africa/Namibia|
|Pierre Viola '08||2007||Intern Exchange International, London|
|Gresa Matoshi '09||2007||Putney Student Travel Program, France|
|Mary (Callie) Bauer '10||2008||Lifeworks Program, China|
|Antonia Antonova '11||2009||National Outdoor Leadership Program, Alaska|
|Sarah Santana '12||2010||Youth for Understanding, Japan|
|Yvonne Cha '12||2011||Putney Student Travel Program, Ghana|
|Justin Bleuel '13||2012||Rustic Pathways: Tribal Issues & Amazing Thailand Adventure|
|Shyenne Puello '14||2013||Japan Society Junior Fellows Program, Japan|
|Nicole Velez '15||2014||Rustic Pathways: Come with Nothing, Go Home Rich|
|Janis Park '17||2015||Projects Abroad - Arusha, Tanzania|
|Sadiba Hasan '17||2016||Global Leadership Adventures: Dominican Republic, Building A Sustainable World|
|Heath Bleustein '18||2017||ARCC Vietnam-Cambodia Project Clean Water|
|Hannah Long '19||2018||Global Education in Orosi Valley, Costa Rica, Cross Cultural Solutions|
|Jayla Thomas '20||2018||Sarapiqui: A Tropical Service Adventure|
|Nina Gaither '21||2019||INESLE Madrid – Institute of Spanish|
|Nia Huff '24||2022||INESLE Madrid - Institute of Spanish|
|Elise Kang '24||2022||LanguBridge Korea Summer Program for High School Students|
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Lembo Sperling Travel Grant was not awarded for the Summers of 2020 or 2021.
Note: Horace Mann School is not affiliated with any of the programs listed above, nor does the School endorse any particular programs. Scholarship applicants investigate and select programs on their own.