Scholarship assistance is available for students who would otherwise be unable to afford a January Term travel course; CLICK HERE for the 2015 Jan Term Travel Scholarship Application. Applications for Jan Term 2015 Travel are due September 15th by 4:30pm to the Financial Aid Office.If you plan to apply for the travel scholarship, make sure you have a FAFSA form on file with the Financial Aid Office.  In the last few years, at least thirteen scholarships have been made available, each covering 75% of course fees for a January Term travel course.


  •  Preference is given to seniors before juniors, etc. Status is based upon the number of completed units at the time of application
  • Must be eligible for financial aid (FAFSA submitted)
  • Greatest need (based on FAFSA information on file in the Financial Aid Office at the time of application)
  • GPA (preference for students with higher GPA; minimum 3.0)
  • Students with little or no previous experience abroad (January Term or Study Abroad)
  • Rationale for choosing the program.
  • Freshmen are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

 How to Apply:

1. Pick up an application from either the Jan Term Office (in the Power Plant) or the Financial Aid Office (first floor in Brother Jerome West).

2. Attach a copy of your latest degree audit together with a typed statement of your academic purpose (a one-age essay). Be sure to focus on a particular travel course, not travel courses in general.

3. Your name, school address, local telephone number, and e-mail address should appear on every page of your application essay.

4. Submit your application form, statement of purpose, and degree audit in a stapled package to the Financial Aid Office in Brother Jerome West by 4:30 PM. on Monday, September 15th.

5. Notification will be sent via e-mail on Saturday, September 20th.

6. Scholarship winners will still need to register online beginning Thursday, September 25th. Before they do this, they will also need to place a deposit of one-eighth (or 25%) the total cost of the course fee by 4pm on Monday, September 22nd.

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