The London Centre Anniversary Scholarship was established in 2012 in recognition of the powerful and transformative experiences of the London Centre and as a tribute to the program's fortieth anniversary. The fund assists Lawrence students participating in the London Centre program.  A common impediment for students interested in the London Centre is that of cost; the London Centre Anniversary Scholarship will enable future students to live and learn in this great world city.

Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students attending Lawrence's London Centre program.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

  • Eligible students will have been accepted to the London Centre program for 2016-17.
  • Applications will be reviewed and evaluated upon both need and merit criteria.  Applications will not be considered on only need-based or only merit-based criteria.
    • Need will be based upon the student’s demonstrated need as determined by the Financial Aid office. By submitting the application form (on the following page), the student understands that the Financial Aid office will access this information and that it will be used in the application review process.
    • Merit considerations will be based upon the follow-up project proposal submitted with the application. All recipients of the London Centre Anniversary Scholarship are required to complete an independently designed project that will bring some aspect of their international education experience in London back to the Lawrence community and/or to promote the London Centre.  The expectation for the follow-up project is that it will be a time commitment of about 5-7 hours of work. 
  • The application deadline for 2016-17 London Centre Anniversary Scholarships is May 9, 2016 and must be submitted by 5pm on the deadline.  Late applications will not be considered.

Information about the Follow-Up Project

  • The follow-up project is a means of engaging grant recipients in a project to bring their study abroad experience back to campus after their return. It is a useful way for returnees to process and articulate their experiences in a creative and meaningful undertaking as well as to promote international education to the Lawrence community. The selection committee will be considering project proposals in light of their potential to achieve these goals. There is no right or wrong answer and proposals will be considered for quality, creativity, and potential for success.
  • The expectation for the follow-up project is that it will be a time commitment of about 5-7 hours of work.
  • The project should take place within the Lawrence campus community and should be completed by the end of the term after the student’s return to campus. 
  • Factors to consider when developing and outlining your project proposal:
    • Clearly state the intended outcome of your proposed project. Some outcomes you might consider: increasing interest in off-campus study, increasing campus knowledge about the London Centre or British culture, sharing something about research, independent study or an aspect of your program with the campus, etc.
    • Who is the desired audience for the project and how might you connect with them most effectively?
    • Consider your follow-up project's methodology and include this in your proposal. How will you carry out your follow-up project?
      • Consider a timeline and the first step of your project. What will be the most effective mode of sharing your project? Some examples might include: presentation, poster session, working with faculty & academic departments, public display, video screening, connecting with campus offices, creating a flyer, blog or website, working with student groups, campus newspaper, connecting with students interested in future off-campus study, etc.
    • What interesting aspects of your term in London (examples: music lessons, course project, independent research, internship, etc.) might you be able to bring back to campus as part of your follow-up project?
    • Do you have unique interests, talents, campus networks, or outlooks you might bring to this project?
    • Write your project proposal in a word processing document so you are able to proofread and edit effectively. Keep a copy of this document that you would be able to work with in the future should you be awarded this scholarship. When you are ready to submit your application, copy the proposal and paste it into the online application form. This statement should be roughly one page in length.
  • Students required to complete a follow-up project for separate scholarship programs (i.e. Lawrence's Helen Barr Rudin Study Abroad Grant or the Gilman International Scholarship) will need to complete separate projects to fulfill the requirements for the separate awards.
  • Recipients of this grant must work with the Off-Campus Programs office upon their return for verification of project completion.

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