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University of Lynchburg Scholarships & Grants

Study Abroad Scholarships
The University of Lynchburg has a number of endowed funds that have been created by generous donors in order to to support students who study abroad. Details of the different scholarships are listed below.
Deadlines are typically November 1st for J-Term programs. February 1st for spring programs, & March 1st for summer programs but do vary - click on the application for up-to-date details.
There is one central application for students to complete:  University of Lynchburg Study Abroad Scholarships

The CGE Digital Media Ambassador Scholarship
The Center for Global Education offers the CGE Digital Media Ambassador Scholarship, an initiative to engage students in UL Study Abroad & Study Away programs through social media.
Scholarships are offered to students with interest/skills in photography, videography, & digital media in exchange for them digitally documenting their program, doing social media takeovers, & generating content for CGE.
Interested students should complete this application: CGE Digital Media Ambassador Scholarship


Experiential Learning Grant (Faculty Led Programs Only)

This University of Lynchburg grant was established to help make off-campus study a viable option for all students. Students studying abroad/away will be awarded 50% of their study abroad/away tuition up to 6 credit hours. 
This only applies to students on a University of Lynchburg approved & faculty-led programs.
There is no application necessary for the ELG since it applies to all students enrolled in eligible programs.
NB: Tuition is charged separate from the program fee.



Study Abroad Scholarship Details
Details can be found below of the various endowed funds that have been created by generous donors to financially support students wishing to participate in Study Abroad & Study Away programs.

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 Lynchburg in 1976 as an associate professor of English. Over the years he taught numerous undergraduate courses and led student study abroad programs to places such as Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Vietnam, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Croatia, Cambodia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and South Africa. Annual income from this fund will support deserving students who have financial need and desire to participate in a Lynchburg-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, & 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 & love for study abroad. A graduate of Liberty High School in Bedford, Virginia, Kristy was in her senior year at the College 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-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-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. Elliot S. Schewel. The Schewels have been longtime supporters of Lynchburg College and the University of Lynchburg as well as the broader Lynchburg community. Rosel was a member of the School of Education and Human Development faculty for 18 years and subsequently 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-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 University of Lynchburg 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 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.

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 -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.

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