Earlier this year, the Office of International Studies and Programs secured a $7,500 grant from the Institute for International Education (IIE) to contribute to the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. OISP provided a $7,500 match to award six $2,500 scholarships.
This scholarship was aimed to help in diversifying the students going abroad in the Spring 2016 semester. The diversity could be from a wide array of criteria such as financial need, first generation students, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, students with disabilities, underrepresented academic discipline, gender, and/or students who have never traveled abroad.
With over 30 applicants, the competition was fierce. However, the six students have now been chosen and will each receive $2,500 towards the cost of their Spring 2016 study abroad program.