Davenport University offers its study abroad participants the opportunity to apply for grants to offset their study abroad expenses. When a student receives a study abroad grant, the amount granted will be applied to the cost of his or her program. No cash amounts will be disbursed. Study abroad grants are intended to make study abroad a viable option for students, that is, grant awards are based on financial need.
Student must be accepted into a Davenport University Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program and apply for a grant using the application provided to them. Those should be distributed along with the study abroad applications. Because the university intent is for the grant money to make study abroad a viable option, the criterion for grant application eligibility is simply acceptance into the program. Awards will then be determined by the financial need of the applicant.
- Applications for study abroad grants must be received by January of the year one intends to study abroad.
- Upon receipt of the grant application, the International Programs Office will notify the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid staff will use their data to determine the need level of each applicant.
- Once that determination is made, the Financial Aid Office will inform the International Programs Office who will then assess that information, consider the total grant money available, and determine appropriate awards for students. Awards typically range from $500 -- $1,000. Because they are need-based, some students may not receive an award.
- That award information is then shared with the Summer Program Director. Together, the Program Director and the International Program Office make the decision for the award and communicate that to the Financial Aid Office.
- The student is then notified by the International Program Office of the grant decision.
This process will ensure that financial need is addressed, that both the individual Program Director and International Office have input into the award decision, and that actual financial data is consulted.
The process itself will require two weeks to complete. Students can learn of the award decision as early as February.