The John K. Knowles Foreign Study Scholarship was established by Dr. John Knowles (SU Spanish faculty 1971-1997) in order to expand study abroad opportunities for students studying a foreign language at SU.
An application to the John Knowles Scholarship has two goals:
To receive funds that will help offset study abroad expenses
To serve as practice for more demanding grants and applications in the future
For that reason, your application must be:
Complete. Read the questions thoroughly!
Well-written. Pay attention to grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling (Use spell check!)
If you are unsure of the quality of your application, please visit the Writing Center for help.
Students must be at the sophomore rank or above
Be a foreign language major or minor at SU. Please make sure to officially declare your major / minor before applying to this scholarship
Submit an application which describes their personal and academic goals and how these will be met by a study abroad experience.
An unofficial transcript must accompany the completed application.
Students are expected to participate in Departmental activities that promote study abroad upon their return to campus.
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to keep the Knowles fund alive by donating to the Knowles Scholarship Fund through the University Foundation in the future.