Travel Scholarships for May Courses

Five funds provide partial scholarships for Intensive Learning travel courses.

 

Helen Cobbs International Intensive Learning Scholarship Fund

The Helen Cobbs Fund was designated by the donor to assist local students who wish to meet their IL term requirement through an approved international travel course. Multiple awards are made, typically ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need but academic merit and the number of terms completed at Roanoke College may also be considered.

To be eligible you must:

•        Have demonstrated financial need
•        Enroll in an international travel course
•        Have a permanent residence within 100 miles of the Roanoke College campus

 McFeely-Rogers Scholarship Fund

The McFeely-Rogers Foundation provides support for three $1500 scholarships to assist deserving students with financial need who wish to enroll in IL international travel courses and have not previously travelled abroad or who wish to enroll in IL domestic travel courses.   

To be eligible you must:

•        Have demonstrated financial need
•        Enroll in an international or domestic  travel course
•        Not have previously traveled abroad, if enrolling in an international travel course

 

Fortnightly Club Scholarship Fund

The Fortnightly Club Scholarship is designed to assist one to three students with up to $1500 for their IL travel course expenses. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need but academic merit may also be considered.

 To be eligible you must:

•        Have demonstrated financial need
•        Enroll in an international or domestic travel course
•        Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher

You can apply to the three scholarship funds above using the IL Travel Scholarship Application (link here). Review the eligibility criteria and then complete the application form to apply for one or more of these funds. The application deadline for all of the funds is October 15.  

Separate applications are required for the Fowler Legacy Program and Mamie S. Patterson Awards.

 

Fowler Legacy Program

The Fowler Legacy Program was established in 2002. Its purpose is to provide financial support to encourage students to study public issues off campus, whether domestically or abroad.

For information on the scholarship program and eligibility criteria, click here. The on-line scholarship application can be found here. The application deadline is October 15.

In May, 2014, Fowler Legacy Scholarships may be applied to the following courses:

Service & Peacework in Belize

Professor Katie Elmore

Promotions in Paris

Dr. Pamela Galluch

In the Shaddow of Gandhi

Dr. Michael Heller

Fascism, Marxism, Nazism

Dr. Paul Hinlicky

Stockholm on the Water

Dr. James Petersen

Comparative Education--France

Dr. Tim Reynolds

Korea's Modern Trajectory

Dr. Stella Xu


 

The Mamie S. Patterson Travel Award

This award is primarily intended for Spanish and French majors and minors who are participating in a language-intensive international travel course sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages during the Intensive Learning Term. Typical award amounts range from $250-$500. Recipients are selected based on academic merit and economic need. Applications are available from the Department of Modern Languages.

 

Travel course logistics are handled by Dr. Pamela Serota Cote, Director of International Education, cote@roanoke.edu or 375-2299.  The IL Director is Associate Dean Gail Steehler, gsteehle@roanoke.edu, 375-2436.

 

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