Helen Barr Rudin ‘32, was one of Lawrence’s earliest students to study abroad when she participated in a study program to France. This experience deeply impacted her and shaped her strong belief in the value of education abroad. This scholarship was established through a planned gift upon Rudin’s death in 2007. Grants of approximately $2000 are given annually to students attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international off-campus study programs that are a term, semester, or academic year in length.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

  • Eligible students will have been accepted to a Lawrence-affiliated or sponsored international off-campus study program for the following academic year.
  • Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based upon need.  Need will be determined based upon the student’s demonstrated need as determined by the Financial Aid office, the costs of the program in which they will be participating, and a statement submitted with the application. By submitting the application form (on the following page), the student understands that the Office of Financial Aid will access this information and that this will be used in the application review process. All applicants should demonstrate unmet financial need by completing their FAFSA information.
  • All recipients of the Helen Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant are required to submit a detailed and thoughtful impact statement about their experiences to the Off-Campus Programs Office upon their return.  This statement will be sent to the generous donors of off-campus scholarships.  
  • The application deadline for 2019-20 Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant is April 29, 2019.  Late applications will not be considered.