Travel Scholarships for May Courses

Through the generosity of alumni and friends of the college, we are able to offer some scholarships to partially offset the cost of travel for participation in IL courses. Because the needs are greater than the funds available, we are not able to cover all expenses for any students. Funds go to students with the greatest need.

Helen Cobbs International Intensive Learning Scholarship Fund

The Helen Cobbs Fund was designated by the donor to assist local students who wish to meet their IL term requirement through an approved international travel course. Multiple awards are made, typically ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need but academic merit and the number of terms completed at Roanoke College may also be considered.

To be eligible you must:

•        Have demonstrated financial need
•        Enroll in an international travel course
•        Have a permanent residence within 100 miles of the Roanoke College campus

Fortnightly Club Scholarship Fund

The Fortnightly Club Scholarship is designed to assist one to three students with up to $1500 for their IL travel course expenses. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need but academic merit may also be considered.

 To be eligible you must:

•        Have demonstrated financial need
•        Enroll in an international or domestic travel course
•        Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher

You can apply to the scholarship funds above using the IL Travel Scholarship Application. Review the eligibility criteria and then complete the application form to apply for one or more of these funds. The application deadline is October 15.  Click here for the form.

Separate applications are required for the Mamie S. Patterson and Fowler Legacy Programs.

The Mamie S. Patterson Travel Award

This award is primarily intended for Spanish and French majors and minors who are participating in a language-intensive international travel course sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages during the Intensive Learning Term. Typical award amounts range from $250-$500. Recipients are selected based on academic merit and economic need. Applications are available from the Department of Modern Languages.

Fowler Legacy Program

The Fowler Legacy Program was established in 2002. Its purpose is to provide financial support to encourage students to study public issues off campus, whether domestically or abroad. See the listing of travel courses to determine which are eligible for Fowler Legacy support this year. For information on the scholarship program and eligibility criteria, click here. The on-line scholarship application can be found here. The application deadline is October 15.