Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Study Abroad and Outreach Scholarships


Office of Study Abroad and Outreach Scholarships

Three scholarships are available through the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach:

Rocky Studies Abroad Scholarship  Multiple $500 scholarships are awarded to WIU students participating in various credit-bearing Study Abroad Programs including faculty-led Study Abroad Courses, semester-long Study Abroad Programs, international internships, etc.  These scholarships are available each term (Fall/Spring/Summer).

James F and Syndy M Conger Study Abroad Award  One $500 scholarship is awarded to a WIU student participating in a full-time Study Abroad Program (must be enrolled full-time in coursework at the host institution).  This scholarship is available each term (Fall/Spring/Summer).

Beatrice Wehrly Study Abroad Scholarship  One $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a WIU student participating in a full-time Study Abroad Program (must be enrolled full-time in courseswork at the host institution).  This scholarship is available Fall and Spring only.

To apply for any of these scholarships, use the "Apply Now" button on this page.

Scholarship criteria/requirements

Rocky Studies Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Degree-seeking WIU student currently enrolled in classes
  • Participation in a Study Abroad program or credit-bearing international experience approved by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
  • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Meets study abroad eligibility requirements for selected program

    Requirements
  • One-page essay on "Why Study Abroad?"
  • One-page essay on "Why this program?"
  • Financial Aid Award Letter
 
James F and Syndy M Conger Study Abroad Award

Criteria

  • Full-time WIU student in good judicial status
  • Participation in a full-time Study Abroad program (minimum 12 credits during Fall/Spring semester or minimum 6 credits during Summer term) approved by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Completed at least one semester at WIU
  • Demonstrated financial need

    Requirements
  • One-page essay on "Why Study Abroad?"
  • Financial Aid Award Letter
 
Beatrice Wehrly Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Full-time WIU student in good judicial status
  • Participation in a full-time semester long Study Abroad program (minimum 12 credits during Fall/Spring semester) approved by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • The recipient must be planning to enter a "helping profession": Education, Social Work, Nursing, Speech Pathology, Law Enforcement, etc.
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the College of Education and Human Services.  Applicants in other disciplines may be considered on an individual basis

    Requirements
  • One-page essay on "Why Study Abroad?"
  • Two recommendation letters: One from a WIU faculty member, the other from another WIU staff member, work supervisor, leader of your volunteer organization, etc.

 

 


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StudyAbroad@wiu.edu

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309-298-2504