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Lynchburg College Study Abroad Scholarships

The College has a number of endowed funds to support students who study abroad. Deadlines for these awards are in October for spring programs and March for summer and fall programs for the following academic year.

Interested students should contact the Study Abroad Office for more information.

Need-Based Study Abroad Grant

This grant was established to help make study abroad a viable option for students who demonstrate financial need, have clear goals for pursuing a Lynchburg College-approved education abroad program, and demonstrate commitment to promote global education. Priority is given to students who have not previously studied abroad.

 

David J. Lipani Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by former students, colleagues, and friends to honor Dr. Lipani for his involvement in and passion for study abroad learning. Dr. Lipani began his tenure at the college in 1976 as an associate professor of English. Over the years he has taught numerous undergraduate courses, and since 1991, he has led student study abroad programs to places such as Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Vietnam, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Annual income from this fund will support deserving students who have financial need and desire to participate in a Lynchburg College approved study abroad program.

Shoemaker International Travel Scholarship

This fund was established in 2001 by Andrew S. Miller, Class of 2000, and Dr. M. Wesley Shoemaker, professor emeritus of history. The fund provides as many annual scholarships as possible, increasing international awareness and opportunities, encouraging international study, and promoting the study of foreign language. Annual income from the fund provides scholarship support for deserving students who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in a non-English speaking country.

Kristy Dawn Overstreet Study Abroad Scholarship

This fund was established in 2005 by Kristy’s parents, classmates, family, and friends to perpetuate Kristy’s memory and love for study abroad. A graduate of Liberty High School in Bedford, Virginia, Kristy was in her senior year at the College and majoring in international relations when she was killed in an automobile accident on June 29, 2005. Annual income from the fund supports deserving students who have financial need and wish to participate in a Lynchburg College-approved study abroad program.

A. Kendall and Grace P. Sydnor International Study Abroad Scholarship

This fund was established in 2005 by A. Kendall Sydnor, Jr. ’64, Granville Sydnor Hill, and Judith Sydnor McNeel to honor their parents. Annual income from this fund supports qualified students who demonstrate financial need, pursue a degree in a field of business, education, or music, and participate in a Lynchburg College-approved study abroad program. Preference is given to students from the Central Virginia area.

The Rosel H. and Elliot S. Schewel Study Abroad Fund

This fund was established in 2007 by Rosel H. and Elliot S. Schewel. The Schewels have been longtime supporters of Lynchburg College and of the broader Lynchburg community. Rosel was a member of the School of Education and Human Development faculty for 18 years and, subsequently, she served as chair of the Lynchburg College Board of Trustees. Elliot was a Virginia State Senator for Lynchburg, Amherst, and Bedford, Virginia, serving 20 years in the Virginia legislature. Annual income from this fund provides support for students participating in Lynchburg College-sponsored study abroad programs across all academic disciplines.

The Rosel H. and Elliot S. Schewel International Service Learning Fund

This fund was established in 2007 by Rosel H. and Elliot S. Schewel. The Schewels have been longtime supporters of Lynchburg College and of the broader Lynchburg community. Rosel was a member of the School of Education and Human Development faculty for 18 years and, subsequently, she served as chair of the Lynchburg College Board of Trustees. Elliot was a Virginia State Senator for Lynchburg, Amherst, and Bedford, Virginia, serving 20 years in the Virginia legislature.  Annual income from this fund provides travel support for students participating in international service-learning coursework sponsored by Lynchburg College faculty

Vanauken Fellowship Award

This award was established in 1984 by friends of Sheldon Vanauken and his late wife, Jean Davis Vanauken, and honors a professor emeritus of history and English at the College. Annual income from this fund is awarded to a selected rising senior for summer study at England’s Oxford University and recipients must complete graduation requirements at Lynchburg College.

Rona L. Adams and Brian Adams Yates Scholarship

This fund was established in 2006 by Ashleigh Adams Rempfer ’04 and her sisters, Adrienne Adams Blankenship and Victoria Adams Kotsch, as a lasting memorial to their mother, Rona ’06, and brother, Brian. Annual income from this fund provides fellowship grants for study abroad to deserving students who are pursuing a major or minor in the College’s English and history programs.

Dr. Curtis Millner ’53 Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

This award was established to perpetuate Dr. Millner’s memory and love for the Spanish language and literature. Dr. Millner graduated from LC in 1953 with a BA in Spanish. He received his MA from Yale University in 1956 and PhD from UCLA in 1968. Dr. Millner taught at numerous colleges and universities during his career, and his major field of study was Hispanic languages and literatures. Annual income from this fund shall be awarded to deserving students who wish to participate in a Lynchburg College approved study abroad program in Spain for one or more semesters. Only students whose native or primary language is not Spanish can receive this scholarship.

University of Lynchburg Study Abroad Office