McKinney International Travel Grants

Eligibility

Students must comply with all five of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be in good academic standing with no probations or account holds.
  • Students must be registered for full-time course load at Marian University and enrolled in the credit-bearing course associated with the study abroad program.
  • Students must meet financial need requirement as determined by the FAFSA and the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Student must submit a Study Abroad Interest Form and Academic Program Form before applying for a travel grant.
  • Students must complete the International Travel Grant Application by specified deadline for a specific study abroad program. Grant amounts vary program to program and are dependent on program duration. Please request a Need-based Study Abroad Travel Grant application by sending a message to abroad@marian.edu. Please be sure to note the program you are interested in.

Selection

Selection of International travel grant awardees take place in the following manner:

  • Travel grant applications are reviewed by program, by the Study Abroad Director, and the International Student Support Specialist.
  • Awardees are selected to receive a travel grant based on the quality of essay responses, how well their rationale aligns with the particular program and course they are receiving credit for, and financial need. The Study Abroad Director and International Student Support Specialist will include faculty-leaders or accompanying faculty in the selection process to ensure alignment with student rationale and course objectives.
  • Awardees are then notified of the selection outcomes.
  • In situations where the demand for travel grants is greater than the number of grants available, students will be selected based on highest financial need.
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