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Study Away Course Grants

Grant Application Due Dates

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