Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship

The Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship is a $2,000 per year, annually renewable scholarship for students who pursue a minor in global studies. Lugar Fellows are eligible for an exclusive, one-week spring break program in Washington, D.C., in their junior or senior years, where they meet with Indiana's US Senators and congressmen and former Senator Richard  Lugar, visit a foreign embassy and the headquarters of major international organizations, tour museums and the centers of power in Washington, and meet with current and former government officials and other international experts.

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Freshmen:
    • Hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.25
    • Earn the minimum test score listed below on one of the following exams:
      • 1100  (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the SAT - completed in February 2016 or prior.
      • 1170 (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the New 2016 SAT - completed in March 2016 or later.
      • 24 ACT composite. 
  • 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 individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Students must apply for the Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship by December 1. To apply, complete a Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship Application. Award notification begins in mid-December.

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.
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