Loyola University Maryland

National Fellowships

The Jennings Family International Summer Research Scholarship for Undergraduates

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The national fellowships office at Loyola University Maryland is pleased to announce a gift from Larry E. Jennings Jr. and Katherine Jennings to fund student travel abroad in the summer of 2014. In making this donation, the Jennings Family have joined their commitment to the challenges and opportunities in developing countries with their belief that study, research, and service abroad is a primary factor in how students will engage the world after they graduate.

Students may apply for full funding (program cost, air transportation, other fees and expenses) to participate in one of two programs.

Deadline: March 1, 2014


The ChinaGreen Summer Program in Environmental Sciences at the Beijing Center, June 2-July 1, 2014

ChinaGreen is a four-week summer environmental-studies travel course. The course involves introductory lectures and field research in Beijing, and almost two weeks of class while traveling through China. Students will acquire an understanding of how sustainable systems work and how the structure and function of these systems is altered by human activities. Through first-hand experience, students will study the major environmental issues in China: air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and climate change

El Salvador

The Silvia Arriola Summer Program in Health Care and Public Health, June 15-July 13, 2014

The summer program focuses on health care and public health in El Salvador and provides students with a unique opportunity to integrate direct immersion with people living in poor communities (praxis sites) and academic study. This intensive program will focus on what the health problems are in El Salvador, why the country has these health issues, and how they are being handled from both a medical response to disease and public health programs, which try to reduce the frequency of disease before people need medical care.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a sophomore or junior from any major  
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have attended Loyola full time for at least two semesters
  • One letter of recommendation from a Loyola professor
  • Will return to Loyola in the fall of 2014
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants for El Salvador must successfully complete Loyola’s SN 104 or place into SN 201 at by the start of the program.
  • Participants must present their research in Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Colloquium in the Spring of 2015.

Preference is given to students with ONE or more of the following:

  • Have overcome socioeconomic or educational disadvantages or disabilities
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of groups historically underrepresented at the University including African -Americans, Native Americans or Hispanics
  • Are the first generation in their family to attend college
  • Have demonstrated high to moderate financial need
  • Have not previously had a study or travel abroad experience
  • Are interested in traveling to a developing country
  • Are completing a major in the School of Education

Student Responsibilities

Student participants in the program will have a number of responsibilities before, during, and after their time abroad.

  • Presenting a study abroad based research project at Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Colloquium in the spring of 2015
  • Publishing a blog of their experience and reflections while abroad
  • Preparing a detailed Experience Report by October 1, 2014 on CD (including pictures, reflections of the experience and descriptions to be shared with the donor, other students and faculty
  • Participating in various events sponsored by the International Programs Office and the National Fellowships Office
  • Signing a letter of agreement and submitting it to the national fellowships office.

Application and Deadline

Deadline: March 1, 2014