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*WCU Global Rams Initiative Scholarship for Study Abroad
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Restrictions: WCU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 11/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Break 2019 11/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Available to Non-WCU Students?: No
Program Description:
Program Description:
West Chester University’s Center for International Programs (CIP), in collaboration with President Christopher Fiorentino, is proud to offer underrepresented minority students the opportunity to apply for the Global Rams Initiative Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to selected students participating in approved study abroad programs that have been granted the Global Rams Designation (see list of GRI Designated programs below). West Chester University’s Strategic Plan, Building on Excellence, has made the objective to increase the international educational opportunities for students a top priority. 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a West Chester University degree-seeking student
  • Must be participating in a Global Rams Initiative designated program (see list below)
  • Must have self-identified as an Underrepresented Minority (URM) student, according to the definition below, on their WCU application and be listed as a URM in the WCU system.
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating high financial need, though all students meeting the other eligibility requirements listed above are encouraged to submit applications, regardless of financial need. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received the Global Rams Initiative Scholarship in the past.
This scholarship is only open to Underrepresented Minority Student (URM), as defined by the EdTrust Access to Success:
URM includes any student who self-identifies as Black, Native American/Alaskan, Latino/Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial including one or more of the race/ethnicities listed. 
NOTE: If you do not meet the criteria for this application based on the eligibility requirements listed above, we encourage you to see other scholarships available to WCU students on the CIP website.

List of Global Rams Initiative Designated Programs for 2018-2019
Additional Programs Coming Soon!

Program Name Program Directors
WCU Winter in the Cayman Islands: Intercultural Communication & the Cayman Experience Anita Foeman, Bessie Lawton, & Margo McDonough
WCU Spring Break in Uganda - Global Health, Community Outreach, HIV, & Nutrition Chiwoneso Tinago & Sherry Mendez
WCU Summer in Ghana - Contemporary African Society in Ghana (program link coming soon!) Aliza Richman
WCU Summer in Guatemala - Cross-Cultural Educational Experience Dawn Patterson & Beatrice Adera
WCU Summer in Ireland - The Irish Media Experience Edward Lordan
WCU Summer in Italy - Food & Sustainable Cultural Heritage in Perugia, Italy Michael Di Giovine
WCU Summer in Morocco - Multicultural Writing & GASI Conference (program link coming soon!) Bill Lalicker & Hiram Martinez
WCU Summer in Puerto Rico - Environment & Culture of Puerto Rico (program link coming soon!) Megan Heckert & Joy Fritschle
WCU Summer in Rwanda - Digital Storytelling Abroad Jordan Schugar
WCU Summer in South Africa - Leadership Lessons from South African Caregivers & Nation Builders Kevin Dean

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