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 2015. 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 their choice program that has established a partnership with a developing country.The students are encouraged to bring their choice program for the attention and approval of Interim Director of National Fellowships, Dr. Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner.

Deadline: March 16, 2015

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 2015
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participants must present their research in Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Colloquium in the Spring of 2016.

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 2016
  • Publishing a blog of their experience and reflections while abroad
  • Preparing a detailed Experience Report by October 1, 2015 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 16, 2015