Monday, October 8, 2012
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student
Angela R Johnson
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides funding:
*To increase the number of undergraduates in BME who go abroad *To provide the opportunity for students to see BME from an international perspective early in their educations
*To develop students to become future leaders in BME
Undergraduate grantees must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must
*Be currently enrolled as a second, third or senior year undergraduate Biomedical or Bioengineering student from a U.S. institution at the time of the scholarship, with at least one semester remaining at their home institution upon completion of the award
*Have the consent of the home institution to participate in the selected study abroad program
*Demonstrate a need for financial support to participate in a study abroad program.
Note: applicants do not need to be receiving finanicial aid to be eligible; however, any funding received toward study abroad program costs any amount of financial aid received towards the program, must be reported.
Host Country Affiliation
Grantees may carry out their study abroad programs in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada. It is the aim of the program to include grantees from all geographic areas of the United States for studies in diverse regions of the world.
*Take BME coursework
*Conduct research, or
*Direct enroll at an international institution that offers outstanding academic training in biomedical engineering.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to select the host institution or study abroad program in consultation with their home adviser.
Award Timing and Benefits
Grants are for a one academic term or an academic year. No summer grants are available. Benefits include:
*Up to a $7,500 scholarship for one semester/academic term
*Up to a $10,000 scholarship for the academic year