Richard and Anne Lackie Andersen Fund for Study Abroad

The Richard and Anne Lackie Andersen Fund for Study Abroad began being administered for the 2019-20 academic year with a generous gift in honor of Anne’s Reunion.  Anne graduated in Lawrence’s centennial year with a degree in psychology. As a reunion volunteer, she helped the Class of 1950 become the first to raise more than $1 million for a milestone reunion class gift to the college.  Due to Richard’s career, the family was able to travel and they lived in London full-time for two years. Through these experiences, they both came to appreciate the value of learning about different cultures through immersion.  Their eldest of four children, Linn K. Andersen Carey ’77, attended the Lawrence London Centre program during her time at Lawrence studying biology and geology and considered the experience a significant part of her college career.  This fund reflects the Andersen family belief in the value of study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.  Richard and Anne established this fund to create greater accessibility to long-term study abroad opportunities for students who otherwise would have not considered the possibility of international travel and immersion. Grants will be given annually to students attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international study programs that are a term, semester, or academic year in length.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility and 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, 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 Richard and Anne Lackie ’50 Andersen Fund 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 the 2020-2021 Richard and Anne Lackie ’50 Andersen Fund is April 27, 2020.  Late applications will not be considered.