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  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description:

Global Engagement Scholarship

The Global Engagement Scholarship is designed to encourage Longwood University students to participate in study abroad programs who might otherwise not due to financial limitations by supplementing some of the cost of international education. Pell Grant recipients who plans to study abroad, through a Longwood Faculty-Led program, are encouraged to apply for a Global Engagement Scholarship.

The Global Engagement Scholarship ranges from $500 to $1200 not to exceed 1/3 of the short term program fee.

In order to be eligible for the Global Engagement Scholarship

  • Students must be a current Longwood University Student participating in a faculty-led study abroad program.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Students must be a Pell Grant recipient with a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid.

Honors students are eligible for additional funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.

The application has two parts: a Statement of Purpose and a Follow-Up Project. The two essays should not be longer than 7700 character in length (spaces are not counted).

Statement of Purpose Essay
The Statement of Purpose Essay is your chance to personalize your application. When composing the Statement of Purpose Essay it is important to address the impact that your study abroad program will have on your academic, professional, and personal goals. You should also address the impact that receiving the Global Engagement Scholarship from Longwood would have on your achievement of these goals. Some key points to keep in mind are:

  • Why do you wish to study abroad and what factors led you to this decision? What do you hope to gain from and what do you anticipate will be the impact of your experience abroad?  
  • Describe your study abroad program. What factors led you to select this program and length of study?
  • Why have you chosen your country of study? What factors led you to select this country? What impact will your choice of country have on your experience abroad? What initially inspired you to want to study abroad in this particular country? 
  • How will this study or abroad program and the coursework you take abroad impact your academic and future professional goals?
  • Are there any distinctive components to this program, beyond coursework, that will impact your overall learning experience abroad? (i.e. home-stays, field research, volunteer activities, extra-curricular activities, etc.)
  • What challenges, if any, did you face in your decision to study or intern abroad? How did you meet these challenges and what impact do you foresee them having on your experience abroad? These could include, but are not limited to, being a parent, being a non-traditional student, having a learning or physical disability, being in a field of study for which it is difficult to incorporate study abroad, etc.

Follow-on Service Project Proposal
The Follow-on Service Project Proposal is your chance to explain how you will give back by inspiring others to pursue their own experiences abroad. To help expand the impact this scholarship, all recipients are required to carry out a Follow-on Service Project upon their return from abroad that helps to promote international education. This project can be done on campus or in your local community and must be completed within six months of your return to the United States. All applicants must submit a project proposal within the online application and this proposal is closely reviewed during the selection process. Some key points to keep in mind are:

  • Briefly outline your proposed project to promote international education. How will this project impact the campus or your community? What are your project goals?
  • What is your target population and how will your project impact this group?
  • How will you integrate the impact of your experiences abroad into your project?
  • What, if any, campus departments, student organizations, and/or community organizations will you collaborate with in promoting international education? Have you already made contact with these groups?

Upon completion of your project students will be required to submit a two-page final report summarizing your experience abroad and the impact of your Follow-Up Project. Recipients agrees to refund the money if the report is not filed within 6 months.

We want to thank IIE-Gilman scholarships for the language of this application.

Priority deadlines for completing scholarship questionnaires is September 15, for winter intersession and spring semester, or February 15, for summer and fall semesters. Scholarship questionnaires completed after the deadline are not guaranteed consideration. 

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2021-2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.