Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Albion does not award scholarships for summer off-campus study. However, students who participate in off-campus programs during fall and/or spring semesters may use 75% of their base-level Albion academic scholarship, (e.g., Distinguished Albion Scholars Program, Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Webster Scholarship, Briton Award or Heritage Award), and 100% of need-based financial aid to study off-campus.
Please check with the Student Financial Services Office to determine your status regarding other Albion scholarships you may hold.
Albion Grants for Off-Campus Study
- Off-Campus Program Grants (OCP Grant Application) are competitive scholarships awarded in the amounts of $250, $500, and $1,000. These grants are applied to the cost of semester or year-long programs.
- The Sebold Gift, a competitive $500 grant, is awarded to one OCP student each semester to cover extra expenses associated with a proposed project while doing the off-campus study.
Other Off-Campus Study Scholarship Resources
- IIE Passport provides a comprehensive Web site of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for those studying outside the U.S. This site allows you to search for funding by country, field of study, or various other criteria. Note that many of the funds will not be applicable to Albion-approved programs.
- Albion-approved program scholarships. You may find scholarship opportunities offered by your off-campus program (e.g., CIEE, SIT, IES, Boston University, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, etc.). Some programs offer travel grants that can be applied to airfare. If you receive an award, contact the CIE Office.
Other Scholarship Sources
You also may want to investigate the following funding sources:
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for students currently receiving Pell Grants). Apply online at https://gilmanapplication.iie.org/.
- David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad, http://www.borenawards.org/. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to study languages and cultures pertinent to U.S. national security. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.