The cycle for 2012/2013 applications is now closed. The new cycle for 2013/2014 will open August 2013.
The Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program provides scholarships for yearlong study abroad programs. The average scholarship ranges from $5,000-$15,000. Students are expected to engage in serious study for an extended period of time (minimum 9 months) in an approved study abroad program. Preference for the largest award will be given to qualified applicants who plan to be abroad longer than 10 months.
Established in 2006, The Mark A. & Elizabeth C. Murray Scholarship for Study Abroad is intended to support students who wish to study outside of the United States but without this fund would otherwise not be able to afford to do so. Participate must be in an approved for-credit Study Abroad program that involves overseas study or interning for no fewer than 8 weeks.
Two awards of $1,000 will be granted to students majoring in Communications at Grand Valley. Preference will be given to students majoring in Photography and Film and Video Production. Applications will be accepted until February 15 each year for programs that begin within the subsequent 12 months. Students will be expected to submit images and film footage to PIC upon their return. A committee, comprised of Padnos International Center staff and School of Communications faculty will select the awardees each year based on their application, portfolio, and study abroad destination.
Award amount may vary each year, depending on the number & quality of applications. Award will be $1,000 per student, and based on specific financial need as determined by Financial Aid and overall cost of program. Scholarships are not renewable. Applications will be accepted until a February/March deadline each year for programs that begin within the subsequent 12 months. A Committee made up of representatives from the staff of the Padnos International Center, Financial Aid, and a faculty member from Japanese Studies will select the awardees each year, and will base their final decision on interviews with finalists.
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