The Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad scholarship is intended to support students at member institutions who want to participate in a study abroad program in order to enhance their proficiency in a target language and/or their understanding of other cultures. The scholarship is open to any student who meets eligibility requirements and is presently attending a CLA college or university. A CLA college or university is one at which a member of the College Language Association is presently employed or is a retiree. 

Eligibility Requirements

Each candidate must exemplify high academic achievement and a desire to enhance his or her proficiency in the target language and/or his or her understanding of the country’s culture.

If the candidate will be studying a language other than English or will have instruction given in a language other than English during study abroad, that candidate must have:

  • already completed (by the date of application) at least 6 credits of college-level study of the language of the country where the study abroad will take place. (These credits must appear on the transcript.)
  • an overall GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 in courses of that language
  • an overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0

If the candidate will be taking courses taught in English during study abroad and will not be studying another language, that candidate must have:

  • an overall GPA of at least 2.75/4.0

Kindly remember that each applicant must have a CLA faculty sponsor, who must:

  • be a current financial member of the College Language Association in order for a student to be eligible for the scholarship competition;
  • verify that the study abroad experience will take place in the summer, fall, or spring semester following the award date;
  • verify that the application is complete and is ready for committee review;
  • sign the application and complete the checklist; and
  • verify that the award recipient has submitted his/her written summary of the study abroad experience.

The committee will do its best to consider all candidates; however, incomplete applications will be withdrawn from considerationStudent applicants and faculty sponsors with questions may contact the Caroll Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Ingrid F. Watson-Miller, at her office phone, 757-823-8125, or may send an Email message [email protected].

Application Materials

Application Packet.docx

Past Recipients

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