Study Abroad Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are Studying Abroad and enrolled at Purdue University- West Lafayette campus. 

The Carol and Joe Trimmer Scholarship

Deadline: February 15
Amount: variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Carol and Joe Trimmer Scholarship is for students who are enrolled in the University’s Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and who are participating in a study abroad program. Preference will be given to students who are working on the Honors Thesis option.

To Apply:

Please contact Dr. Barbara Hart Dixon.


Gary and Carolyn Roberts '65, '67 Planck Study Abroad Scholarship in Communication

Deadline: February 15
Amount: 2 scholarships of $1200 each
Criteria for Eligibility:

This scholarship provides scholarships for students participating in a May, summer, or fall study abroad program (it must be study abroad; domestic equivalents are not acceptable). Requirements: applicant must have been admitted to the communication major (or be a pre-communication major with 2 As or an A and a B in pre-comm classes), must have applied for study abroad, must be an Indiana resident, must have significant campus leadership experience, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship will only be released upon confirmation that the student has actually been accepted into and will definitely participate in study abroad.  It is in addition to whatever Purdue study abroad scholarship the students qualify for.

To Apply:

Applicants need to fill out the application form, attach a copy of a Purdue transcript (a printout is fine--it doesn't have to be an official copy), and write a one-page essay describing their campus leadership experience. Completed applications (form + transcript + 1-page essay) must be turned in at the main COM office, BRNG 2114, by 5 p.m. on the due date to Josh Boyd (boyd@purdue.edu).


Godeke Study Abroad Merit Scholarship

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

Merit-based scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate in Liberal Arts who plans to spend the academic year in one of the University's foreign language study abroad programs.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


Esther J. Kaminski Study Abroad Scholarship

This endowment was established in October 2007 in honor and memory of Esther J. Kaminski by her parents, Peter Kaminski III and Arlene B. Kaminski, and her brother, Peter Kaminski IV. Esther J. Kaminski (Psychology) was a member of the Purdue’s women’s Rugby team, Women’s Leadership and Vice President of PAL.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Esther J. Kaminski Study Abroad Scholarship is available to a Purdue student who has been accepted into a Purdue Study Abroad program. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit (a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required) and financial need (as determined by the FAFSA).

To Apply:

Continuing students may apply for this scholarship by doing the following:

1. Complete this application with essays by February 15.

2. Send an official transcript to clascholarships@purdue.edu by February 15. Transcripts may be ordered directly from MyPurdue.

3. Complete FAFSA by the deadline.

4. Email clascholarships@purdue.edu and include your interest in applying for this scholarship.

 

If you have any questions, please contact clascholarships@purdue.edu


The Sidwell Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: November 1 for Spring programs, February 15 for Summer and Fall programs
Amount: $500
Criteria for Eligibility:

Awarded to undergraduate English majors who have been accepted for a Study Abroad program sponsored by Purdue; semester-long, summer, and spring break study-abroad programs are all eligible. English majors should already have made a deposit on a study-abroad program before applying.

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, submit one copy of the following materials, via email to jhenders@purdue.edu: A cover sheet that lists your name, local address, phone and email; and that identifies the specific scholarship you are applying for. An application essay that explains what study abroad program you have chosen and how this study-abroad experience will enhance your English major and your future career plans. An unofficial transcript, and documentation that shows you have been accepted for a study abroad program.


Lorraine K. Lawton Scholarship/Award

The Lorraine K. Lawton Award was established to honor her memory. She died in Iraq on July 10, 1991 during Desert Storm.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

A scholarship based on merit for undergraduate students with a major or minor in the Italian division of the School of Languages and Cultures and participating in a study abroad program in Italy.

-OR-

An award based on merit to provide a stipend for non-domestic graduate students enrolled in the School of Languages and Cultures and/or in the Comparative literature Program, to be awarded to recipients who are not otherwise financially supported by the University through an assistantship.

To Apply:

For information, please contact the Head of Italian Studies.

 


Association of Friends of the French

Deadline: April 13 for summer and fall programs; November 30 for spring programs
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

French majors and minors in good academic standing for study abroad in a Francophone country.

To Apply:

For an application please go to: http://www.cla.purdue.edu//students/scholarships/documents/AFFUndergradApp2017.docx

Contact information:

Undergraduates:
Dr. Marianne Gupta
mgupta@purdue.edu

Professor Becky Brown
bbrown@purdue.edu

 


James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship was established in December 2004 by Catherine Shevlin Pierce (MA 1964, History; HDR 2005, College of Liberal Arts) and Thomas J. Pierce in memory of Catherine’s father, James J. Shevlin.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

The scholarship may be awarded to undergraduate history majors participating in the Study Abroad Program for either a full semester (includes summer sessions) or the entire academic year. Selected by Undergraduate Committee and Department Head based on academic excellence (min. 3.0 GPA) as well as suitability of the experience for meeting the student's educational objectives. Must be a registered undergraduate 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.

To Apply:

Contact: Professor Nancy Gabin, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Purdue University, Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, University Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2087.


The CLA French Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: March 1 for yearlong, summer and fall programs; November 30 for spring programs
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For students with a major or minor in French in good academic standing. Qualified applicants should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of study abroad who will be studying in one of Purdue's programs in a Francophone country. Scholarship selection preference is agiven to students in the following order: 1. Students who elect to spend a year abroad; 2. Students who elect to spend a semester abroad; 3. Students who elect to spend a summer abroad.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta, mgupta@purdue.edu


James Albert Evans Study Abroad Scholarship

The James Albert Evans Scholarship was established in June 2003 by his daughter, Nicole Evans-Greek, and others in memory of James Albert Evans, professor emeritus in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For students majoring in a Foreign Language. Students are chosen on the basis of academic merit, with a preference to eligible students who will study in France.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta

 


Linda C. Shackman Scholarship

The Linda C. Shackman scholarship provides financial assistance to a qualified undergraduate who is majoring in one of the languages offered in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate foreign language major who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior during the year for which the scholarship is awarded. A qualifying student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be an Indiana resident, and be a graduate of a high school located in Indiana. In addition, preference will be given to a student who has an interest in pursuing a career in education.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


Richard David Stutzke Study Abroad Scholarship

The Richard D. Stutzke Study Abroad Scholarship was established in January 2007, by Dr. Richard Stutzke (BS 1963, College of Science). The scholarship provides financial assistance to a qualified undergraduate German major (or dual degree student majoring in German) who plans to study abroad in a German-speaking country for at least one semester. Funds may also be used to support students taking part in other study-abroad and language development opportunities, such as Maymester programs in Germany or summer programs sponsored by the Goethe Institute.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate German major who plans to study abroad in a German-speaking country for at least one semester. Selection will be made by the German faculty on the basis of academic merit. A minimum gpa overall and in German courses is required.

To Apply:

Contact: Dr. Marianne Gupta


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