Rainbow Scholarship Supports Study Abroad

The Rainbow Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students.

Being a scholarship promoted by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year (2018-19) could receive up to $10,000; $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall (2018) or spring (2019) semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer 2018.

Requirements for this Scholarship include:
•    The Rainbow Scholarship recipient must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
•    Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
•    Study abroad program must be eligible for academic credit at the student’s home institution
•    Study abroad program must include at least four weeks (28 days) in country/countries

Application components:
•    Online application form (includes an unofficial transcript)
•    Financial aid form (to be filled out by financial aid office)
•    Recommendation letter (submitted by a professor or advisor, maximum of one)

Scholarship Application Deadlines:
Opens- Nov. 15
Closes- Jan. 10

For more information on the Rainbow Scholarship, and others sponsored by the Fund for Education Abroad, visit fundforeducationabroad.org/rainbow-scholarship. To look at the different study abroad programs offered at Truman visit studyabroad.truman.edu/choosing-a-program/study-abroad-exchange-summerinterim.

For more information and to apply to a study abroad program, contact the Center for International Education Abroad, Baldwin Hall 106, 660.785.4076, ciea@truman.edu.
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