Chatham University

International Affairs

Experiential Learning Scholarships

Chatham University is pleased to offer competitive funds to support students for experiential learning and/or who wish to study abroad. Students may apply for funding from the initiatives listed below. Click here for the Application for Study Abroad Scholarships. 
Please note that award amounts are subject to change.

Application Deadlines

Fall and Full Year Study Abroad March 15th
Spring Study Abroad September 30th
Maymester Study Abroad November 1st
Summer Study Abroad February 28th

The Benter Initiative for Global Citizenship - $1,937

The goal of this initiative is to bring Chatham students into closer contact with the Muslim world in order to foster relationships and develop a deeper understanding of Muslim cultures in the Middle East. Awards are available to students who intend to study language and culture at a predominantly Muslim location in the Middle East. Additional funding may be available, depending on a student's demonstrated financial need. Students intending to study abroad for a minimum of one term may apply. Summer may be considered a term if the program length is at least 12 weeks.

Institute for Study Abroad Foundation (IFSA) Funds -  up to $4,000 per semester

Funding is available from the Institute for Study Abroad and Chatham University for students who wish to study in developing countries. Awards of up to $4,000 are available to students who wish to study for a term abroad (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Awards of up to $8,000 are available for students who wish to study for a year abroad. Students intending to study abroad for a minimum of one term may apply. Summer may be considered a term if the program length is at least 12 weeks. Please see the IFSA Foundation Scholarship eligibility criteria and application for further information (in progress).

Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership - $5,000 +

This award is granted to three or more Chatham students during their sophomore or junior year. It is intended to develop cross-cultural competency with a focus on international leadership. This is accomplished through international study during the summer before the junior or senior year, and through leadership development workshops held prior to departure and after the study abroad experience. The student will then take their cultural knowledge and apply it to a community engagement experience during their junior or senior year. It is intended for those students wishing to further their skills in leadership and international/cross-cultural competence. Please see http://www.viraheinz.pitt.edu for further information.

The Glenda Rich DeBroff '60 Memorial Scholarship Fund - $1,038

This award is granted to a full-time Chatham student who is in good standing and has financial need. The award is intended to enrich the student’s academic program as approved by the University and to provide opportunity for study and/or travel during Maymester.

The Sally Mercke Heym '63 Memorial Award for Cross Cultural Understanding - $2,279

This award is granted to a full-time sophomore or junior student with a GPA of 3.0. The award is intended to enrich the student’s academic program as approved by the University, to provide opportunity for study and travel in a foreign country during summer study abroad, and through this experience, help to enhance international understanding and awareness on campus.

The Lorin Maazel-Rachel Carson Scholarship Award for Environmental Field Studies - $4,387

This award is granted to a Chatham student with a GPA of 3.0 or above for a summer field study/internship at the close of the sophomore or junior year. It is intended to enrich the student’s academic program through environmental fieldwork during summer study abroad.

The Theo Colborn-Rachel Carson Endowed Scholarship Award for Environmental Field Studies - $1,084

This award is granted to a Chatham student with a GPA of 3.0 or above for summer field study at the close of the sophomore or junior year. It is intended to enrich the student’s academic program through environmental fieldwork during summer study abroad.

 

Outside scholarship opportunities