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The Jennings Family International Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for Undergraduates

The National Fellowships office of 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. 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.

Eligible 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 required to attend an information session and to bring their choice of program for the attention and approval of the Director of National Fellowships, Dr. Terre Ryan ( Please email Dr. Ryan to receive your copy of the Intent to Apply form.

Intent forms are generally due in January, prior to the application deadline.

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 following their summer program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participants must present their research in Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Colloquium

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;
  • Compete in varsity athletics

Student Responsibilities

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

  • Publish a blog of their experience and reflections while abroad;
  • Participate in various events sponsored by the International Programs Office and the National Fellowships Office; and 
  • Sign a letter of agreement and submit it to the National Fellowships office 

Deadline: Applications will be due in February. Please contact Dr. Ryan at for more details.

Contact Us

Terre Ryan, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing
Director of National Fellowships
Maryland Hall 043J

Loyola University Maryland National Fellowships Office