• Stipends will be $500 each.
  • Applicants for the Stipend must submit 2 (two) paper copies of a 500 word essay (see Application form) as well as the Stipend Application form.  The essay will be judged in a double blind evaluation process by faculty and staff.
  • Applications and essays must be submitted to Dr. Bartholomew-Feis, campus box 2929.
  • Each Buena Vista University student is eligible to receive only one  International Travel Stipend.
  • Stipends are intended for international travel only.  Trips within the United States and US territories are excluded from eligibility.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Stipends are intended to be used for Buena Vista University-sponsored trips or trips organized by other institutions approved in advance for academic credit. 
  • Stipends are for full-time, degree-seeking students doing their first international travel for college academic credit.
  • Successful students will write a thank you note to the donor who makes this stipend possible.

Questions about the International Travel Stipend, as well as completed applications, should be submitted to Dr. Dixee Bartholomew-Feis in SSA 200-A or Campus Box 2929.  Essays may not be emailed.

Download the application