Lindmor Scholars Fund Scholarship

Lindmor Scholars Fund Scholarship Application – Download

Purpose:  The purpose of the Lindmor Scholars Fund is to provide annual financial assistance to undergraduate majors and minors in the Department for the Study of Religions to participate in trips to developing nations[1], examples of support include service learning trips, study abroad, and summer internships. Support from the fund may be used for travel and travel related expenses, or scholarships for tuition.

Award: A maximum of three (3) scholarships up to $3,000.00 each will be awarded to qualified persons selected by the Department for the Study of Religions.

Eligibility: 

  1. Applicant must be a current Wake Forest University undergraduate student with a major or minor in Religious Studies who has completed at least 12 hours of coursework.
  2. Applicant must demonstrate intent to travel to a developing nation.
  3. Applicant must articulate clear learning outcomes for travel.

Application: 

  1. Application Cover Letter addressed to the Chair (Dr. Lynn Neal). The letter should include a brief explanation of the student’s eligibility for the award, a summary of the proposed trip, including a description of the program pursued and the student’s learning objectives. It should also demonstrate the student’s academic and personal preparation for undertaking such a trip.
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendations from professors, employers, and/or internship supervisors.
  3. Description of the Program (information on the program and the trip/internship planned, include dates and location)
  4. Proposed budget (total amount requested and how the funds would be used).
  5. Verification of student’s commitment to and enrollment in proposed program.
  6. Indicate agreement to report back to the Chair (summary report) of accomplishments and things learned during trip/internship.

Please e-mail the completed application and materials as a .pdf file to:Dr. Lynn Neal (nealls@wfu.edu)  

Deadline for this application is:  February 15th for Summer, March 15th for Fall, September 15th for Spring.[1]Developing Nations as defined by the World Bank in 2017. For a list, please visit this website: https://www.isi-web.org/index.php/resources/developing-countries. Note: WFU prohibits travel to countries where the U.S. Department of State has Travel Advisories of Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) and Level 4 (Do Not Travel) unless prior approval has been obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies. A current list of travel advisories is available at www.travel.state.gov. Faculty, staff and students may submit a request to travel to a country with a designated Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or Level 4 (Do Not Travel), but should be aware that such requests require additional time for review and that approval of such requests is never automatic.

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