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Study Away Course Grants

The Lighthouse announces Buddy Grants for summer 2019 study away courses. Sign up with a friend, and each of you will receive a $300 grant for the course. Details and the application are located on The Lighthouse's portal page.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Session 2019: See SHIPP

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

Applicants meet the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University during the 2018-19 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.

Religious Studies 361 students at the Masada National Park in Israel, January 2018.