WLI Experiential Learning Fund

The Women’s Leadership Institute Experiential Learning Fund was created with the help of Anita Khushalani, a 1987 graduate of MSU and a member of the WLI executive board. This gift was created to enhance experiential learning opportunities, specifically study abroad, study away or internship programs that will allow students to deepen their knowledge of the critical issues surrounding women’s leadership.

Khushalani has previously given back to the College of Social Science with the establishment of the Dr. Sarla Devidas Khushalani Memorial Scholarship, named after her late mother, in August 2021. Amanda Talbot, Director of the Women's Leadership Institute, hopes that this new fund will serve to promote equity and expand opportunities for young women leaders with the help and support of the WLI.


Award Features

  • Three (3) awardees, up to $5,000.



Eligibility and Criteria

  • Undergraduate students engaging in experiential learning (e.g., study away/aboard, internships). Preference will be given to students who are engaged with the Women’s Leadership Institute.



Submission Requirements

Submissions are due by 5:00pm EST on March 31st.

To submit, applicants will need to do the following:  

  1. A short essay (500 words or less) on how you plan to utilize the experiential learning experience to research and/or gain a deeper knowledge of women leaders and/or leadership equity for women.

  2. Current resume/CV

  3. Cover letter

Documents must be submitted as a Word doc or PDF

March 31st by 5:00 p.m.

Submissions must be sent directly to Dr. Guinot Talbot at:




Questions can be directed to Dr. Amanda Guinot Talbot (guinotam@msu.edu).