Study Away Course Grants

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester 2018: June 1, 2018
  • Winter Session 2019: September 17, 2018
  • Spring Semester 2019: November 15, 2018
  • Summer Session 2019: See SHIPP

Information and applications are available on The Lighthouse’s Portal Page.

Through The Lighthouse, Virginia Wesleyan University offers a competitive grant program to students to enroll in study away courses. The grants range from $250 to $1,500. The awards are available only to students who enroll in courses; awardees may not audit courses.

Applicants meet the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University during the 2017-18 academic year
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Have no outstanding incompletes
  • Have no Honor Code violations
  • Have no serious conduct violations
  • Provide documentation of financial need

Awards are granted based on:

  • Financial need
  • Academic performance
  • Quality of the Pathway to See Change Essay
  • Priority is given to students who are enrolled in 4-credit courses and have not previously received a Lighthouse study away grant

History 262 students at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, 5 January 2018.

Virginia Wesleyan Students in a Religious Studies study away course in Israel, January 2018.