GEO Education Abroad Scholarships 2016

Published on February 19, 2016

The Global Education Office offers a number of funding opportunities to encourage VCU students to pursue a portion of their academic studies abroad. More funding information, including a list of national study abroad scholarships, can be found in the Funding Options section of the Education Abroad website.


For the 2015-2016 academic year, GEO is offering following the incentive awards:
The first 20 students to enroll in any of the four VCU Summer Direct-Enroll programs will receive a $500 award towards their program fee.

  • The institutions hosting these programs are:
  • The American College of Greece: Athens, Greece
  • Fudan University: Shanghai, China
  • Sant’Anna Institute: Sorrento, Italy
  • University of Córdoba: Córdoba, Spain
  • University of Guadalajara: Guadalajara, Mexico

The first 20 students to enroll in any of the International Consulting Program (ICP) sites through the School of Business will receive a $500 award toward the program fee.

The first 10 students to enroll in any of VCU’s short-term or faculty-led programs will receive a $500 award. This includes winter break, spring break and summer programs administered by the Global Education Office.

Randi Buerlein Scholarship
The Randi Buerlein Service-Learning Scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University was established in 2013 upon the retirement of Ms. Randi Buerlein in honor of her commitment to international service-learning. Ms. Buerlein directed education abroad programs to the Dominican Republic and Ghana during her tenure as a faculty member in the School of Social Work. This scholarship is designed to support VCU students who intend to participate in service-learning projects abroad.

Presidential International Education Award
The Presidential International Education Award was established at VCU in 1988 to increase opportunities for undergraduate students at VCU to internationalize their education. This award is open to undergraduates in any major with a commitment to international education.