May Term Study Experience Stipend Application

The deadline to apply for a 2019 May Term Study Experience stipend is Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Westminster College is pleased to offer stipends to help support students with financial need who would like to participate in a May Term Study Experience (MTSE). Selection for a stipend does not guarantee registration in any MTSE and students must pay the non-refundable deposit and register for the course in a timely manner. Registration for MTSE begins Oct. 30, 2018.

The maximum award for recipients who participate in Exploring Hopi/Diné Nations is $500. The award for all other MTSEs will be $1000.


  • Current degree-seeking Westminster College undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  • No history of conduct violations, suspensions, or other serious disciplinary violations on campus.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA. Applicants who did not file a FAFSA this year should include a written explanation of financial need.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not participated in a previous MTSE or study abroad program at the undergraduate level.
  • You must plan to enroll in a Westminster College MTSE during 2019 and earn academic credit.

To apply, complete the application by Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Recipients will be notified no later than Oct. 26, 2018.

All fields are required
Which study experience are you most interested in for 2019? (required)

Release and Electronic Signature

Receiving a stipend does not guarantee registration in any Study Experience and students must register separately for the study experience. All participants are required to follow proper Study Experience registration guidelines including payment of the non-refundable $300 deposit, other payment deadlines, and pre-departure obligations as indicated in the program syllabus. Recipients will be awarded $1000 towards the cost of the Study Experience ($500 for the Hopi/Diné MTSE). Award notifications will be sent to the applicant's Westminster email account no later than October 20, 2017.

  • Stipends are only for 2018 and will be forfeited in the event a recipient is unable to attend. Monies will be awarded directly to the recipient in February provided the recipient has met all other financial and pre-departure obligations.
  • Recipients who do not register for an eligible Study Experience by the registration deadline, fail to meet stated pre-departure requirements, are placed on academic probation or suspension, or have a code of conduct violation prior to the departure date of the MTSE will forfeit the funds. 
  • If the Study Experience is cancelled for any reason, the recipient will have the opportunity to switch to an available Study Experience. If an alternate MTSE is not available, the stipend will be forfeited.
  • I authorize the Westminster College Financial Aid office to release FAFSA data to the selection committee for purposes of reviewing this application.
  • I authorize the Dean of Students Office to release information about disciplinary problems, including warnings or probation to the selection committee for purposes of reviewing this application.
I have read and understand the statement above and I certify that all statements made on this application are entirely true and accurate. (required)

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