Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship
The Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship is an annually renewable scholarship of up to $6,000 per year for students who pursue a minor in global studies. Lugar Fellows are eligible for an exclusive, one-week spring break program based in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Students meet with Senator Lugar, attend sessions of Congress, tour museums and the centers of power in Washington, visit a foreign embassy, and receive exclusive briefings by Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffers and other international experts.
To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Freshmen: Hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 and earn minimum test scores of 1100 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math portions) or 24 on the ACT.
- Transfers: Hold a minimum college GPA of a 3.00.
- Possess strong potential for leadership and academic success.
- Have an interest in global issues, foreign language study, and study abroad.
- Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.
Students must apply for the Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship by January 5. To apply, complete a Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship Application. Award notification begins in mid-February.
The Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship is renewable for up to seven semesters for students enrolling full-time who:
- Maintain a 3.00 college GPA.
- Continue as a Global Studies minor.
- Participate in global studies co-curricular activities, including but not limited to:
- Assisting with preparations for the Global Studies Speaker Series and other public events.
- Interacting with the community.