Study Away Scholarships

Apply For Scholarships

To apply for one of the following scholarships, please complete an application here

Applications are due at the same time as your off campus study application; September 20th for Spring, February 20th for fall.

Upon selection, all recipients will be required to contact the Development Office so they may write a thank you  note and provide additional information about their experience to the donor. Please contact Carli Belosh for more information at 814-332-4728.

The Reverend and Mrs. Berges International Fund

A fund created through the generosity of Judith A. Berges ’63 in memory of her parents, the Reverend and Mrs. Carl Edward Berges. The income from this fund is awarded to a student studying away to help defray educational expenses.

Allegheny students participating in Allegheny-sponsored study abroad programs (domestic or international) may apply to the fund as a travel reimbursement award. All students of higher academic achievement (GPA of 3.3 or above) who are planning to study abroad and demonstrate financial need are eligible, provided they have never previously studied abroad. Students participating in an independent program are not eligible for this award. Recipients of the award are asked to regularly contact the donor once they are abroad, with news about their experience.

Applicants will be asked to describe how their study away experience will contribute to their academic and life goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” while away.

International students at Allegheny who experience financial difficulty related to their studies at Allegheny should contact International Education for information about a one-time award.

Christine Scott Nelson ’73 Study Abroad Expense Fund

The purpose of this fund will be to provide support to students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs to help defray expenses associated with the experience. Only those students who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate student in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs will be eligible recipients. While independent programs are eligible, all programs must be abroad and may not be domestic. Only two students per semester may receive this award.

Applicants will be asked to describe how their study away experience will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” while away.

The Tamplin Fund

The income from this fund, established by William F. Tamplin ’35 and Mary A. Miller Tamplin ’35, is awarded to a rising junior or senior student involved in campus and/or community activities, with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above, to help defray the expenses of studying abroad (domestic programs are not eligible). No more than two recipients may be chosen per year.

Allegheny students participating in Allegheny-sponsored study abroad program (independent programs not eligible) will need to provide a summary of their campus and community activities, a brief description of how their study away experience will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” while away.

Antoinette Swain Marwitz ’66 Student Support Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs (domestic programs are not eligible) to help defray expenses associated with their experience. Only those students who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students in Allegheny-approved study away programs will be eligible recipients.

Applicants will be asked to describe how their study away experience will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” while away.

Scholarships offered through the Modern and Classical Languages Department

Blair Hanson Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 1981 to honor the dedication of Dr. Blair Hanson, Professor of French and Chairperson of the Modern Languages Department, to the cause of language education. The scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding foreign language student, is to be used to defray part of the expenses of a period of study abroad. Candidates for the award need not be language majors. For more information, contact Reese Campbell, Language Department Coordinator, Ruter Hall 104.

Wayne Reynolds Merrick Fellowship

This fellowship in International Studies, established in 1992, is intended to assist promising Allegheny College upperclass students, preferably juniors, majoring in International Studies, to study for a semester or summer abroad. In the absence of eligible International Studies majors, the fellowship may be awarded to promising students holding a double major in political science and history with an international emphasis. While priority will be given to applicants intending to return to Allegheny to complete their undergraduate studies, consideration will also be given to recent graduates planning to study abroad.

A significant goal of the Merrick Fellowship is to make the difference between a student’s being able or not being able to study abroad. It may be applied against a semester or summer study expenses. In certain circumstances, it could be used to help underwrite a student’s participation in an exceptional and related program in the United States. In all instances, it is intended to further thoughtful consideration of issues in International Relations. Although the fellowship is intended to help outstanding students who could not otherwise do so afford a special educational experience, it is not limited to students on college financial aid.

Applicants for the Wayne Reynolds Merrick Fellowship should write to Professor Laura Reeck, by April 9, 2019, at Box 190, Allegheny College. Letters should outline study abroad plans, academic and extracurricular activities, and other significant experiences including previous travel abroad and employment; an official copy of the applicant’s college transcript should also be supplied. Documentation of acceptance at a foreign university or to an established study abroad program will be valued.