Mark A & Elizabeth C. Murray Study Abroad Scholarship

The Mark A. & Elizabeth C. Murray Scholarship for Study Abroad is intended to support students who wish to study outside of the United States but without this fund would otherwise not be able to afford to do so.

  • Students must be enrolled full-time as degree-seeking students and making satisfactory academic progress. Recipients must be taking for credit coursework outside of the United States of America
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance with travel expenses (airfare, passports, etc.) and show that international study for them would be impossible without such assistance
  • Filing a FAFSA will help demonstrate financial need. Must have a current FAFSA form on file with GVSU’s Financial Aid office, in order to help demonstrate appropriate financial need
  • Students must also be planning on participating on an approved for-credit Study Abroad program that involves overseas study for no fewer than 8 weeks
  • Must have 14 GVSU credit hours and 2.8 GPA or higher

$1,500 - $5,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list desired country for study abroad.
  2. Please specify desired study abroad program and/or sponsoring organization.
  3. Have you ever studied abroad in high school or college?
  4. Please submit a 1-3 page essay detailing your personal and career goals, reasons for selection of particular study abroad program, and statement of financial need.
  5. Please provide the name and email address of two individuals, with one being from an academic source and one being not directly associated with the University, who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf. Prior to typing in the name and email address of your reference provider, please make sure to contact the individual to ensure they are willing to serve as a reference.To monitor whether your reference provider has provided the requested information, once you have specified a reference provider at least once, the “References” menu will appear in the top navigation menu. Simply navigate to that tab and you will see all references specified. “Requested” means that the reference provider has not yet supplied the requested information whereas “Submitted” means that your reference provider has completed his/her reference. By clicking “Resend”, you can remind the reference providers to complete the request.
    • Please provide email addresses for two individuals who can write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, with one being from an academic source and one being not directly associated with the University.