Study Abroad and Research and Creative Activities Support

The Lee Honors College is pleased to offer our honors students scholarships of up to $2500 to help defray the costs of study abroad or to facilitate the pursuit of research and creative activities. The Lee Honors College Awards Review Committee chooses recipients of these competitive scholarships based primarily on the quality of proposals rather than financial need. We strongly recommended that students work closely with a faculty mentor to complete the scholarship application. Many of these scholarships were made possible by our generous donors and scholarship recipients may be asked to contact donors to thank them.

Endowed scholarships include:

  • The Carl and Winifred Lee Endowed Research Travel Scholarship: This scholarship supports travel for Lee Honors College students pursuing original research and/or study abroad. It is the intent of this award to strengthen and broaden the experience of undergraduate students, and to make them more competitive as they apply for nationally recognized scholarships (e.g., the Rhodes, British Marshall, Goldwater, Truman or Udall scholarships) or prepare for graduate studies.
  • The Nicholas A. and Barbara A. Andreadis Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship: This scholarship was created to provide a degree of financial assistance to Lee Honors College students participating in study abroad programs. Students who go on WMU-sponsored programs will be given preference, but those planning to enroll in programs sponsored by other universities may also apply. Applications from students who have never studied or traveled abroad are particularly welcome. Preference may be given to students who do not have other substantial scholarships.
  • The Susan M. Dick International Study Scholarship: This scholarship was created to provide a degree of financial assistance to Lee Honors College students participating in study abroad programs. Students shall provide proof of acceptance into an international study abroad program and a written proposal as to how and why this foreign study experience would benefit them in their undergraduate studies as well as enhance their personal career goals and options.
  • The Sarah E. and William J. Parsons Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship was created to provide a degree of financial assistance to Lee Honors College students participating in study abroad programs. Students must be at a junior level and in good standing with the college in order to receive support. Applications from students who have never studied or traveled abroad are particularly welcome. Preference may be given to students who do not have other substantial scholarships.

 

External sources of funding for study abroad are also available. Please review the document for more information.

Deadlines

For use in spring semester

  • Deadline: Sept. 30 by 5 p.m.
  • Announced: Nov. 15 by 5 p.m.

For use in summer or fall semester

  • Deadline: Jan. 30 by 5 p.m.
  • Announced: March 10 by 5 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time WMU undergraduate students.
  • Students must be in good standing with the University and the Lee Honors College in all areas, including GPA, honors college sponsored events and community service requirements.
  • Honors college students may receive up to two study abroad or research and creative activities awards (or one of each type) during their time as an honors student at WMU.

Note: Please be sure to submit all paperwork and requested materials accurately and completely in order to facilitate the work of the committee and increase your opportunity to be funded. Incomplete or late applications will not receive consideration unless prior arrangements are made, in writing, with the dean of the honors college, Dr. Carla Koretsky.

Proposal Guidelines

Applications