Dick and Lynne Cheney Undergraduate Fellowship for Excellence in Study Abroad

DO NOT complete this application if you are applying for a scholarship to participate in a faculty directed study abroad program.*

The Dick and Lynne Cheney Undergraduate Fellowship for Excellence in Study Abroad are awarded to outstanding students with strong records of academic excellence and the potential for enhanced professional development while abroad. Candidates are considered based on their objectives in going abroad and the extent to which the candidate has demonstrated the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field via international study or research.

Eligibility and Criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA at time of application: 3.50
  • All applicants must be degree-seeking students during the time of their study abroad.
  • Applicants must have at least 30 hours of coursework completed or in progress and be enrolled as a UW student at the time of application.
  • UW students in any college who will participate in study abroad, international research, international internship, or another UW-sanctioned activity abroad may apply.
  • Record and potential for academic excellence and enhanced professional development; documentation of potential for significant contributions to field via international study and/or research;
  • Students must outline why the internship, practicum, research and/or language study they will undertake is particularly well suited to their program choice, and how the experience will uniquely prepare them for profession and/or academic careers.

Applications for this scholarship are also encouraged to apply for the Dick and Lynne Cheney Study Abroad Grant and the UniWyo Federal Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarship. However, applicants may only accept one scholarship from the Education Abroad Office (EAO) for the same program abroad.

Individual students are ineligible to receive more than two scholarships from EAO during the same career (undergraduate or graduate) at UW.

Education Abroad, Global Engagement Office
Supplemental Questions
  1. Study Abroad Locale
  2. When will you be abroad? Please list the semester(s), year(s), and duration.
  3. Cost of Program - common costs include airfare, housing, meals, tuition, books. Please be as detailed as possible including the need for the cost of ADA accommodations. No personal exenses should be included.
  4. In order to pay for this time abroad, I have the following financial help. Click "Add Another Answer" to enter more than one award.
    • A. Type of financial help:
    • B. Name or description of the financial help:
    • C. Amount:
  5. Amount Requested?
  6. Describe the intended program of research or study, including:
      Prospective courses, how those courses will fit into your studies at UW, and how those courses will impact your impact on your future profession or career goals. Are these courses you can take at UW? Are these courses unique to your major? Are they unique to this location? How will these courses contribute to your future sucess?

  7. Describe your academic and professional goals and how they will be impacted by your time abroad, including: how the research or study program you propose will put you in a position, upon your return to UW, to impact the future of your field of study. In this essay, please explain how your time at your specific location abroad will impact your ability to further your knowledge of your academic field, and how you will be able to further the frontiers of knowledge in your field by participating in this specific program.
  8. As as recipient of a Cheney Scholarship, there is a 'Give-Back' requirement to share with others on campus and in the community about your experience abroad and how the scholarship aided you. Equipped with your time and experiences abroad, what activities would you propose to fulfill this 'Give-Back' requirement to promote Education Abroad amongst your peers?
  9. Attach an unofficial college transcript; PDFs and Word docs are recommended (for help, please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/registrar/degree_evaluations)
  10. Have you previously received a scholarship from the Education Abroad Office? If so, explain.
  11. Please provide the contact information for a faculty member familiar with your goals and plans abroad.
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