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James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship


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Purpose: This scholarship has been made available for undergraduate history majors by the Shevlin Endowment established by Catherine Shevlin Pierce and Thomas J. Pierce to help defray costs of travel and expenses. The scholarship may be awarded to undergraduate history majors who will participate in the Study Abroad Program for either a full semester (includes summer sessions) or the entire academic year. Please note: history graduate students may also apply and will be taken under consideration following disbursements to undergraduates.

Criteria and selection: Selected by Undergraduate Committee and Department Head based on academic excellence (min. 3.0 GPA) and suitability of the experience for meeting the student's educational objectives. Must be a registered undergraduate/graduate history major at Purdue, West Lafayette campus, and scheduled to participate in history courses sponsored by the Department of History or if approved through another university while studying abroad.

Application materials: Applicant must submit a vita (resume) and a one-page (double spaced) essay explaining how study abroad will be beneficial to the history major. Additional explanation of financial benefits will be taken into consideration by the committee. Materials may be mailed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies or placed in the director's mailbox in University Hall Room 231. Please note: graduate students are to contact the Department Head.

Award: Based on the amount of available income.

Contact: Tara Saunders, Academic Program Manager, Purdue University, Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, University Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2087.

Deadline: Materials must be received by the Academic Program Manager by February 1.