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Need-based financial aid available for study abroad

Feb. 14, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Haenicke Institute for Global Education has announced a new need-based scholarship program for WMU students participating in summer study abroad programs taught by WMU faculty.

The deadline to apply for the programs is March 1. Notification of scholarship awards will be announced by mid-April.

Recipients of the new scholarships are required to assist study abroad staff in promoting study abroad to WMU students upon returning home.

Promotional activities may include class presentations, talking to students at the Study Abroad Fair or participating in special events. Recipients are also required to submit an article for the Study Abroad Web site upon returning to WMU.

Complete details and an application form are posted online at www.wmich.edu/studyabroad in this Web site's "scholarships" section.

The site also lists the 17 study abroad programs being offered during the upcoming Summer I and Summer II sessions that are eligible for funding through the new scholarship program. In addition, four one-page flyers (same text, different photos) are posted on the site, so offices and departments can help publicize the scholarship program.

For more information, contact Brett Berquist in the Haenicke Institute at brett.berquist@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5890.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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