The Anne Sturgeon Frenchick '73 and Theodore Thompson Fund for Study Abroad was established in 2017 to create greater accessibility to long-term study abroad opportunities for students who otherwise would not have considered the possibility of international travel and immersion.  A $2,500 grant will be given annually to a student attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international study programs that are a term, semester, or academic year in length.  Applicants should have demonstrated financial need and have not previously studied abroad.  Priority will be given to applicants who are first generation college students.

Anne Sturgeon Frenchick ’73 graduated from Lawrence with a degree in Slavic Languages and Literature.  Anne credits her multiple study abroad experiences with the Eastern European Slavic Trips and studying in Eningen, Germany with shaping the way she sees the world.  Anne and Ted established this fund to create greater access to long-term off-campus study opportunities for students that otherwise would have not considered the possibility of studying abroad.

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.
  • Applicants must be first generation college students and/or have not studied abroad previously.  A first generation college student is defined as a student without one or more parent or guardian who has completed a bachelor’s degree.
  • 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 Anne Sturgeon Frenchick and Theodore Thompson Fund for Study Abroad are required to commit to service to the Off-Campus Programs office through an independently designed project that will bring some aspect of their international education experience back to the Lawrence community and/or to promote off-campus study.  More information about the follow-up service project can be found here.
  • The application deadline for the 2019-20 Anne Sturgeon Frenchick and Theodore Thompson Fund for Study Abroad is April 29, 2019 and must be submitted by 5pm on the deadline.  Late applications will not be considered.

Anne Sturgeon Frenchick and Theodore Thompson Fund for Study Abroad Application

Apply to the Anne Sturgeon Frenchick and Theodore Thompson Fund for Study Abroad Application using the Off-Campus programs Scholarship Application.

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