SHSS Study Abroad Awards
For the eleventh consecutive year, the School of Humanities & Social Sciences plans to offer financial assistance to up to five students who wish to participate in one of The Citadel's summer study abroad programs. To be considered for one of these awards, which are worth up to $5,000.00 each, you must:
- Be pursuing a major or minor course of study within the School of Humanities & Social Sciences
- Have a cumulative GPA above 3.0
- Have financial need as defined and documented by The Citadel's office of scholarships and financial aid
- Be approved by The Citadel's Office of International Studies
- Complete and submit the SHSS Study Abroad application form by February 14, 2020 to: SHSS Study Abroad Grants Committee, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Capers Hall 104
The application will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members that will make recommendations for final approval. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss this year's programs, drop by Capers 104.
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