Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship

The Frank McCormick PBK Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded to an exceptional full-time student of Eastern Illinois University who has been accepted to a study abroad program. The program may take place in the summer or over the course of an academic semester or year. The deadline for the 2017 award is Friday, March 24. The amount of this year's award is approximately $500.

Qualifications for the award include:

* a declared major in one of the following: Africana Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, or Sociology/Anthropology

* a minimum 3.25 GPA

* definite plans to study abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018

* an application form

* a 300-600 word essay describing the anticipated value of the Study Abroad experience to your academic career

* a minimum of one letter (maximum of three letters) of support from a faculty member

All application materials should be sent to Kristin Routt, Department of Foreign Languages, in hard-copy form or electronically to

Other eligibility criteria:

Financial need is not a consideration. In the event of two equally qualified applicants, preference shall be given to the student who will be attending programs in which English is not the sole language of instruction, or who plans to pursue graduate education, or who has the strongest overall academic potential. Questions about the scholarship can be directed to Kristin Routt,