International Center Financial Aid for Off-Campus Study
In most cases, your Wabash financial aid is applicable toward your Wabash tuition for your approved off-campus study program. (You will also be charged a one-time $1,000 off-campus study fee for the semester that you will be studying abroad.) However, you are responsible for submitting all regular financial aid forms in a timely manner, such as FAFSA. There is a required form for Off-Campus Study which requires the signature of one of your parents and you and which must be submitted to the International Center. In the section business office information, Cathy VanArsdall explains how aid and billing are handled.
Givens Award for the Study of Art in Western Europe
The purpose of the scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. David W. Givens ’56 is to enrich Wabash students experience in the arts. The scholarship may be used for transportation, accommodations, museum fees, books and other study materials for a semester in Europe. A Wabash student with a declared major or minor in art is not eligible for the scholarships.
Applicants must enroll in a course of study in Europe approved by the Off-Campus Study Committee (OCSC).
The approved course of study must include at least one course in Western art.
Interested students approved to study off-campus by the OCSC, must submit a one-page application to the International Center. The application must describe what you plan to accomplish, the Western art class in which you will enroll, and your proposed (and detailed) budget. Please contact Amy Weir if you have questions about the appropriateness of your intended program and/or budget.
For the Financial Aid Office: 1) meet all of the normal federal application requirements for student assistance (FAFSA & PROFILE), 2) respond to any follow-up correspondence from the Financial Aid Office, 3) complete verification if required by the Dept of Education or the Financial Aid Office prior to the awarding of the Givens Scholarship.
The OCSC will decide upon awards before the end of the semester prior to study abroad. Before leaving campus, the successful applicants, working with Amy Weir, will compose a one-page letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Givens, thanking them for providing the scholarship and describing their plans, including their plans for the formal study of art. The College will send all letters to Mr. and Mrs. Givens.
When students return to Wabash from abroad, they will each write a one-page summary of experiences resulting from the scholarship along with thank-you letters. The College will send these reports to the Givens.
Kenneth Rudolph Award for Summer Study in Europe
The Off-Campus Studies Committee will announce the deadline for applications for this summer award during the fall semester. Interested students may contact Amy Weir at any time to learn about the opportunities and requirements associated with this particular award for summer study in Europe.
In addition to your Wabash financial assistance, there are other possible sources of aid for off-campus study, depending upon your proposed destination and other factors.
One such source is the program itself. Many programs make financial awards which are then subtracted from their invoiced amount. As you apply to the program, apply for assistance as well. If in doubt, ask the sponsoring organization. Here are some other web sites that may be worth investgation:
NSEP Boren Awards
Intl Student Loan Program
Intl Student Scholarships
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships