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Study Away Course Grants

The Lighthouse announces Buddy Grants for 2019-20 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

  • January Term 2020
    September 16, 2019
  • Spring Semester 2020
    November 16, 2019
  • Summer Session 2020
    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 2019-20 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

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


History students at the Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic, January 2019
History students at the Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic, January 2019
Environmental Science students and faculty making maple syrup in Haines, Alaska, June 2017
Environmental Science students and faculty making maple syrup in Haines, Alaska, June 2017