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$ Francine Parker Study Abroad Award
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer,
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Restrictions: EMICH applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/02/2021 TBA TBA
Winter 2022 10/01/2021 10/04/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:
Program Description:

The 2020 Francine Parker Study Abroad Award

The Francine Parker Award will provide financial assistance for students participating in an approved EMU faculty-led academic study abroad program.  All EMU undergraduate students meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply. A total of five (5) recipients will be selected for the Winter 2020 semester and five (5) recipients will be selected for the Summer 2020 semester.  The $900 award will be credited to the student’s account during the semester of the study abroad program.  Please note, the award may apply to other charges if the student has an outstanding balance other than the study abroad costs.  The Francine Parker Award Advisory Committee will make decisions based on academic potential, availability of funds, and financial need.  The Francine Parker Award is non-renewable.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this award, you must:
  • Be admitted and enrolled as an intent or degree-seeking undergraduate EMU student.
  • GPA requirement: 2.7 or above
  • Maintain good academic and judicial standing as outlined by the University Student Code of Conduct.
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid that exhibits financial need.
  • Complete an application for an EMU 2020 faculty-led study abroad program.
Students receiving an award must maintain the eligibility criteria and must complete a service project (see below) on the academic and cultural experiences abroad and submit a copy of this project to Academic Programs Abroad at within 30 days of program completion.

Service Project Requirements 
Francine Parker Award recipients are required to complete a report on the academic and cultural experiences abroad. The service project must address the following:
  1. Description of the learning experience highlighting the host culture (s) and academic content of the course
  2. An explanation of how this study abroad course relates to students’ career or academic interests
  3. An overview of the impact that receipt of the Francine Parker Award had on  the students’ learning experience.
A copy of the completed SERVICE PROJECT must be submitted to Academic Programs Abroad at within 30 days of program completion. A copy of this SERVICE PROJECT will be available to the Francine Parker Award Committee, Academic Programs Abroad and the larger EMU community. The SERVICE PROJECT will help promote study abroad and global experiences.
Select from the following format(s) for the Service Project:
  • An illustrated paper (500 word minimum).
  • A PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation.
  • A short film or video (the film or video may be used on the Academic Study Abroad website). 
How to Apply:
Click on the "Apply Now" button above to submit a 300-500 word award application essay focusing on:
  • Why you wish to participate in the study abroad program selected.
  • Your academic and personal goals pertaining to this program.
  • Your financial need and how the Francine Parker Award will enable you to study abroad. 

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