Study Away Course Grants

Grant Application Due Dates

Spring Session 2018
November 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Award notifications will be sent in early December 2017

Summer Session 2018
Information available on The Lighthouse’s SHIPP 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 academic violations
  • Have no serious conduct violations
  • Have filed a FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) form or provide other 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 have not previously received a Lighthouse grant

Late applications will not be reviewed.


ALL fields are required

Student Information

Have you previously received a Study Away Course Grant?


Required Supporting Documentation
(acceptable formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf)