Information and Application

The Honors College strives to keep costs low and make study abroad affordable. We offer limited need-based scholarships to qualifying students.

Deadlines and Notifications 

  • Rolling basis: Applications for Spring 2020 Honors seminars with spring break study abroad trips (Dominican Republic; Bahamas). These funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an e-mail award notice indicating the amount awarded or notice of denial up to three weeks after receipt of application.
  • Summer study abroad programs: The deadline to apply for scholarships for summer abroad programs has passed.

Scholarships Amounts

Scholarship awards are $300, $500 or $1000 depending on the financial need of the applicant, the cost of the study abroad experience, and the level of available funds. Larger scholarship amounts may be awarded in special circumstances; if you are seeking more than $1000, you are encouraged to meet with the Director of Honors Advising and Global Initiatives prior to submitting this application.

Award Criteria

Awards are based on a combination of financial need, academic merit, quality of scholarship application responses, and level of engagement in the Honors College. Students must be in good academic standing in the Honors College and must demonstrate financial need that is appropriate to the level of funding requested. If necessary, preference is given to students who have had limited international travel experience. Track III Honors students are not eligible for Honors College study abroad funds.

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Contact

Jared Diener
Director of Honors Advising and Global Initiatives
dienerjl@jmu.edu
Hillcrest Annex 1002

Other Scholarships

The Center for Global Engagement offers financial aid for students studying abroad. 

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