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Program Description:

Global Learning Scholarships Application 

This application is used for awarding the following scholarships:
  • Thibodeau Travel Scholarship for Global Citizenship

  • Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning

  • Olson Global Service-Learning Scholarship

  • Allen Service-Learning Travel Scholarship

  • International Relations Experiential Learning Scholarship

  • Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Scholarship

Eligibility for all Global Learning Scholarships
The Award Process

These scholarships are designed to enable students to reach their full potential as responsible global citizens. All six scholarships are need based, but have slightly different selection criteria.  Please read the following descriptions to understand which scholarship(s) are appropriate for the program you wish to pursue.
Thibodeau Travel Scholarship for Global Citizenship
This award, funded by Drake alumnus Paul Thibodeau, helps students fund the costs of an education abroad experience.
Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning
This scholarship, funded by Kathleen and Larry Zimpleman,  provides financial assistance to students who will participate in an immersion study abroad experience. Preference given to Drake travel seminars during J-term and summer.
Olson Global Service-Learning Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by alumnus Ron Olson and his wife, Jane Olson, supports students engaged in global service-learning, traveling either in the US or abroad.  Service-learning involves a meaningful academic experience with community service and supervised intentional reflection.
Allen Service-Learning Travel Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by Doug Allen, supports students engaged in service-learning that requires travel, either in the US or abroad.  Service-learning involves a meaningful academic experience with community service and supervised intentional reflection.
International Relations Experiential Learning Scholarship
This scholarship is for International Relations majors only.  Scholarships are for students who are engaging in experiential learning, including but not limited to internships, international travel, travel seminars, service-learning, simulations, and other areas that benefit students' experiential learning.
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Scholarship
This scholarship is only for students studying on the Pravara Institute health program in India.

Eligibility for all Global Learning Scholarships

  •  Applicants must be admitted, currently enrolled, degree-seeking Drake students.  Recent graduates are not eligible.  Recipients who are not graduating seniors will be expected to enroll as full time students at Drake for at least one term after completion of the program for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicants must apply for a scholarship before the term they intend to use it.  Therefore, students cannot apply for a scholarship during or after the term has occurred.
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • With the exception of the International Relations Experiential Learning Scholarship which is offered only to International Relations Majors, students from all majors, including undergraduate, graduate and law students, are eligible to apply for Global Learning Scholarships.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with Drake University at the time of application.
  • Priority is given to students who have financial need, as determined by the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the international student financial verification form. Submission of this application constitutes permission to release your financial aid information to the scholarship selection committee.
  • Scholarships are for existing Drake affiliated, exchange or faculty-led programs.
  • Students who have not previously received a global learning scholarship may be given priority.
  • A disciplinary check will be done and may affect an applicant's eligibility to receive this scholarship.
  • Applicants are able to apply for scholarships up to a semester in advance. 


October 15: Spring and J-term
February 15: Summer, Spring break
April 15: Fall and J-term

The Award Process

  • Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on the application deadline date.
  • Applications will be forwarded to Student Financial Planning for verification of eligibility and financial need. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Vice Provost for International Programs. Decisions of the committee are final.
  • Applicants will be notified of award decisions approximately one month after the award deadline.
  • These scholarships are awarded in addition to a student's existing Drake-funded financial aid/scholarships. Scholarships cannot be used to make deposits for education abroad or other programs.  Awards will be credited directly to a student's Drake account according to standard financial aid procedures. 
  • Awards will be cancelled if the student does not enroll in the program for which the award was made.  Standard Drake policies related to withdrawal apply.  However, if the cancellation is due to circumstances that are beyond the student's control, the student may request the scholarship be considered for an alternate program.  The scholarship committee will review the request and let the student know their final decision.


Scholarship recipients agree to have their name and program information released to the donor of the scholarship and, upon completion of their program, to provide a report of the experience, what they learned, and how they were impacted by the support of this award.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.