Kurz and Directors’ Fund Study Abroad Award

Description: The L&S Honors Program encourages all Honors students to consider studying abroad and to take advantage of enriching learning opportunities in a new place and culture. The L&S Honors Program hopes to make this possible for as many Badgers as possible with Kurz and Chuck Snowden Honors Directors’ Study Abroad Awards.

The Award: These grants award $1250 to eligible L&S Honors Program students participating in a UW-Madison-approved academic study abroad program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You are currently declared with Honors in the Liberal Arts (HLA), Honors in the Major (HM), or both [i.e. Comprehensive Honors (CH)]
  • You have applied to participate in a Fall 2024, Summer 2024, or 2024 Academic Year (Fall and Spring) UW-Madison academic study abroad program.

Selection Criteria (in no particular order):

  • Strength of written response(s)
  • Financial need*
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Previous Honors course experience

Characteristics of the selected study abroad program including:

**We recommend completion of the most recent version of the FAFSA for financial need consideration.

Conditions of the award: Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the grant. Recipients may also be asked to complete experience-related reflections and submit materials to be shared with prospective Honors students. Recipients must complete a thank you letter. Students are only eligible to receive this award one time during their undergraduate career.

More information about these awards can be found on the L&S Honors Program website.

L&S Honors Program
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select the term you intend to graduate (e.g. Spring 2025).
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please explain.
  3. Please select the Honors track you are currently pursuing.
  4. Please list the name of the study abroad program. It may be helpful to copy and paste the full name from the study abroad website.
  5. Please list the location (country) of the study abroad program.
  6. Please select the statement that best describes the language requirement(s) for your study abroad program.
  7. Please select the duration of your intended study abroad program.
  8. If you selected "other" for the previous question, please explain.
  9. Please share your current progress toward your application to the study abroad program.
  10. Discuss the potential impact of studying abroad in this specific program on your personal and academic development. In your response, please be sure to include the following:

    Why you selected this specific program
    What specific aspects of the program and/or experience are most relevant to your goals
    The relationship between this experience and your L&S Honors track(s)
  11. Financial need is one of many potential criteria for this award. In your statement, please provide any additional context you believe would be helpful in demonstrating any unique circumstances related to your financial need and the impact of this award.
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