(Posted February 15, 2017)

Megan Russler goes over some study-abroad options.

Photo by Anisah Pasquale

Megan Russler goes over some study-abroad options.

Photo by Anisah Pasquale

A study abroad scholarship session on Monday, Feb. 6, hosted by Megan Russler, taught students how to browse the new Juniata study abroad website (Juniata.terradotta.com) and gave them valuable information on the scholarships Juniata and outside sources offer for study abroad.

All deadlines for the scholarships are February 15 (unless otherwise marked).

The Thomas R. Keeple, Jr. International Opportunities Endowment

The Kepple Endowment will be used to provide $1,000 to any student who applies with an essay and maintains eligibility for study abroad for a semester/year and is deemed as having financial need. The Kepple Endowment will also be used to provide $500 to any student who applies with an essay and maintain eligibility for study abroad for a semester/year and is deemed as having moderate financial need. The determination of need will be designed by the Office of Student Financial Planning.

A participant in short-term program abroad and for which the student is enrolled for a total minimum of three credits who applies with an essay and maintain eligibility for study abroad and it deemed as having moderate to high financial need to eligible for up to $500 in support. Eagles Abroad scholars are ineligible to apply for the Kepple Endowment for summer study, although, Eagles Abroad scholar may apply for year or semester support.

Dr. Chumpol Phornprapha Experiential Learning Travel Grant

The Dr. Chumpol Phornprapha Experiential Leaning Travel Grant is intended to supplement the cost of off-campus experiential learning experiences. Preference will be given to students with financial need (as determined by Pell Grant eligibility and confirmed by Student Financial Planning) and who are studying in nontraditional locations -- Africa, Asia, and Latin and South America. Students who represent African, Latino, Asian, and Native American populations will be given special consideration.

Draft an essay of about 500 words in length which addresses what you hope to gain from the experience abroad and how you will share your experiences upon your return to campus. Please note that a follow-up experience on campus is a requirement for the grant award. The study abroad scholarship application is the same as for Juniata Scholarships. The exact amount of the award will have determined depending upon the number of awardees. The minimum award is $500 per student.

Bliss-Karns-Schwemmlein Scholarship for Study Abroad

It is an endowed merit scholarship and its award is made to a full-time Juniata student who is eligible for, and who plans, a full-academic year of study in France, Germany, Russia or Spain in a Juniata-sponsored institution in which English is not the language of Instruction.

This merit scholarship award is to supplement existing grant and aid funds that the student whole normally be awarded – not to substitute for such other financial assistance. A selection committee consisting of the president of Juniata, the dean of international education and  Michael Henderson, professor of French, will choose the student. The committee shall base its selection on a review of the following: the candidate’s record of academic achievement at Juniata; the candidate’s demonstrated potential for future academic excellence; letters of recommendation from two faculty members; a letter for the candidate outlining how he/she might promote language study and international programs upon returning to Juniata.

Philbrook W. Smith and Edgar R. Hartt ’98 History scholarship

This endowed memorial fund will be awarded to a student traveling abroad to provide assistance with the cost of travel. Preference shall be given to students with a POE in history. Selection is made by the provost in consultation with the History department.

Submit an essay addressing the philosophy of this scholarship. Discuss why you are applying to the specific site you have chosen and how it relates to your major. Explain why you should be granted this scholarship.

Nyce Scholarship for Study in Latin America

Any full-time Juniata College student who chooses to study in Lain America is eligible to receive the Nyce scholarship. The requirement study may include any of the following: a semester abroad, a full academic year abroad, a study tour during the academic year or a study tour during the summer. Recipients shall be chosen by the Dean of international education.

The scholarship provides a stipend for students who are going to study for a year, a semester or in a summer program. Study site must be in Spanish. GAIAS in Ecuador does not qualify. Applicants are required to submit an essay explain what they will do upon returning from Latin American to help educate students at Juniata about issues relating to Latin America. Fulfillment of the commitment must be completed during senior year.

Rinehart-Darkatsch Scholarship for International Study in Education

Awarded sophomore year for junior year abroad to students in the field of education, with a preference given to elementary education majors.

Applicants are selected with regard to financial need, GPA, and an evaluation for the student’s practicum experience. The applicant must submit an essay explaining how his/her education program is enhanced through study abroad and what he/she will do upon return to share understanding of pedagogical principles and methods. Selection will be made by the provost in consultation with the Department of Education. Fulfillment of the commitment must be completed during senior year.

Jane P. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship for International study in France

The Jane. P Carpenter Endowed Scholarship for International Study in France shall be awarded to a student or students who show exceptional promise in the study of French. This scholarship is intended to provide additional funds. Upon the recommendation of the chair of World Languages and Cultures department, the main French professor, and the dean of international education, the recipient of recipients will be selected by the provost.

Preference shall be given to students who are studying for a full year in France. Upon return from France, the student, or students, will be expected to be actively involved in promoting the study of French on Juniata’s campus.

The Klaus Jaegar Endowed Scholarship (not a study abroad scholarship)

Based on merit, this endowed scholarship is awarded to a worthy Juniata student whose primary or secondary academic emphasis is German.

Recipients of the scholarship are nominated by the chair of World Languages and Cultures department, in consolation with the German faculty and the office of student financial planning.

The selection is based on how a student is progressing academically and his/her financial needs, as determined by the FAFSA.

External scholarships can be found on the Juniata.terradotta.edu by going to financial aid and scholarships and looking under the external scholarship.

Marlene Matula ’17, Juniata Online Journalist

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.