The new and improved IE WTE funding process
The WTE Directors are always trying to find ways to make life simpler for the faculty who propose study abroad courses. The process related to the awarding of International Education WTE scholarships for faculty-led study abroad courses/program just got a great deal easier for the faculty leaders and the students.
Beginning this (Fall 2012) semester:
- Students going on a faculty-led study abroad
program no longer apply for individual WTE funds. The Faculty-led Study Abroad
Program Proposal will now be used to calculate student scholarship amounts.
Students will complete the online study abroad admissions and
scholarship application. The pre-determined amounts allocated to a program
will be used to award eligible students.
- Awards for faculty-led programs participants are decided
on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty leaders and students will
know months in advance just how much financial support they can expect from the
WTE and, therefore, how much they will need to raise between now and the time
of the study abroad trip.
- The amount of International Education WTE
scholarship money will be EXACTLY the same for all eligible* students within a
faculty-led study abroad trip. Within a particular study abroad course/program,
the student award amount is flat and fixed.
- Faculty are encouraged to lead study abroad
courses/programs to less frequented locations. In exchange, scholarship awards
will be proportionally greater. Yellow areas in the map below designate the
less traveled to locations.
* Students may be eligible for an International Education WTE
they have not previously received funding from the WTE and assuming they are a
baccalaureate degree-seeking Washburn University undergraduate student.
Students who have previously received WTE funding are strongly encouraged to
apply for an International Programs