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Student Awards

Advanced Global Research promoted by the Center of Global and Experiential Learning through competitive awards

Awards for Students

International Internship Travel Award

Purpose:  The Global and Experiential Learning Internship Travel Awards are available to provide partial support to students who wish to undertake internships for their major/minor or graduate degree program in an international or cross-cultural context.  Applications will be evaluated both on the basis of merit and demonstrated financial need.   Awards of up to $1,000 may be applied toward the costs of travel or living expenses.   

Eligibility:  Students may apply who will have met the eligibility requirements of their major/minor field of study or graduate degree program to enroll in an internship by the time the internship begins. All applicants must be in good academic and student development standing, and be eligible for international/off-campus travel with Wheaton College.

These funds may not be applied toward a HNGR internship.

International Internship Travel Award Application

Deadline:  The application, including a letter of recommendation from a Wheaton faculty or staff member in a sealed envelope with the signature of the reference signed along the flap, must be submitted  by Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

Post-Selection: Applicants selected to receive the International Internship Travel Grant are required to complete or have completed a GoGlobal application for their associated internship and be registered for an academic internship or zero-credit internship (G ST 490: Internship – 0 credit.)  Grant funds will not be disbursed until ALL internship application requirements are complete on GoGlobal.

Global Scholar Award

Purpose:  The mission of Wheaton College’s Global and Experiential Learning Initiative is to develop students’ capacities for global engagement through equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and concepts of intercultural competency through sustained and meaningful engagement with members of other cultures whether at home or abroad.  As one of the Global and Experiential Learning programs, the Global Scholar Award supports undergraduate or graduate students to undertake research or a creative project that deepens awareness and knowledge of an issue facing the global community than would otherwise be possible in a traditional on-campus course or experience.   A wide range of topics will be considered, but they must be well-defined and undertaken in an international or cross-cultural context for a minimum of 8-10 weeks.  It is expected that the research or creative project will be carried-out during the summer; however, proposals will be considered for work during the normal academic year provided the project represents work over and above normal coursework.  All projects must be closely supervised by a faculty member who will also receive a stipend.  These awards are competitive and may be funded up to $5,000.00.  Students from any major or graduate program are eligible to apply.

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students from all majors with at least junior standing at the time of application and who will be enrolled for at least one semester on-campus after the period of the award may apply. Graduate students who have completed the equivalent of the first year of their graduate program and will be returning for at least one semester after the period of the award may apply.  All applicants must be in good academic and student development standing, including chapel throughout the period of the award and subsequent semester and be eligible for international/off-campus travel with Wheaton College. 

Application:  To apply for the award, please complete the Global Scholar Award Application Cover Page and the Global Scholar Award Application and submit it along with all required supporting documentation:

to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning, first floor of Wyngarden.

Guiding questions for completing each of the sections of the award application are provided in the Global Scholar Award Application -Annotated version of the Global Scholar Award Application. 

Deadline:  All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning by Friday, January 18, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of the action on their proposal by the end of February.

Post-Selection:  Applicants selected as Global Scholar Award recipients will be required to complete an Independent International Travel and Research application on GoGlobal and register for a zero-credit internship (G ST 490: Internship - 0 credit); funds will not be disbursed until ALL application requirements are complete. In addition, since one of the primary goals of the award is to contribute to the overall globalization of the campus, award recipients are asked to attend a series of intercultural orientation seminars prior to the proposed activities and to make a presentation open to the campus community on the work completed.

Additional Information to be noted:

  • Creative projects include activities such as creative writing, musical performance or composition, theater productions, film, painting, photography, or sculpture among others.
  • Only one graduate student award is available each year.


Global Scholar Award Recipient 2017-18

Name Major/Grad Degree  Title of Project Country
Eric Hoskins Anthropology

Resources in Relationships: Building NGO Capacity through Local Networks in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $5,000  

Global Scholar Award Recipient 2016-17

(Chippy) Hui
Anthropology Township Tourism in the Voices of the People:
Re-Examine Township Tourism
South Africa
    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $5,000  

Global Scholar Award Recipients 2015-16

Sara King International Relations Detecting the Prevalence of Somatic Symptoms and
Related Disorders in the Musanze District of Rwanda
Reuben Duniya Biblical Exegesis Exegetical Reflection on the Biblical Foundations
of Spiritual Mapping
    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $8,380.00  

Global Scholar Award Recipients 2014-15

Sarah Han Anthropology Identity Construction of Baloch Women in Al Ain, UAE United Arab Emirates
Ruth Jeong Psychology Social Support and Depression:
A Qualitative Study of the Elderly in Korea
South Korea
Fidelia Renne History and Political Science Peace in Translation: Anabaptist Peace Theology
and Nicaraguan Political Conflict (1970s - 1980s)
USA and Nicaragua
    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $12,172.00