Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-Led Study Abroad Scholarship
In September, 2018, the Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-Led Study Abroad Scholarship was established with Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit and encourage students who are participating in a WSU faculty-led program.
Each recipient must:
a. be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and in good standing at Winona State University (minimum of 12 credits per semester, fall and spring);
b. be a first-time participant in a WSU faculty-led program (short term, not semester or academic year). The program must take place outside of the United States;
c. demonstrate financial need as determined by WSU, and through essays submitted by applicants.
d. write a short essay (200-500 words) describing:
why you are interested in participating in this particular faculty-led program
what you hope to gain (skills, experiences, insights) from participating in this program
what overall impact participation will have on you and your future
e. write a short essay (200-500 words) describing your financial need (e.g., if you’re eligible for a Pell grant, if you work long hours to afford school, if you are supporting other family members, etc.). How will receiving this scholarship make a difference in being able to participate on this faculty-led program?
Preference will be given to:
a. Students who major in economics or political science. If there is no qualified economics or political science applicant, the award may be given to a qualified applicant, regardless of his/her major.
Note: International students are eligible to apply.
Background and Motivation
Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique have been professors for more than 35 years. One of the most rewarding and educational things they have done is to travel extensively both in the U.S.A. and abroad, having visited all 50 U.S. states and more than 50 countries. Gabriel was very involved in establishing the faculty-led program at WSU when he was the Director of Continuing Education. He and Cecilia were also able to take students on 3 travel programs â€“ to Brazil, England and Egypt. They would like to give students a chance to experience other parts of the world much as they have. They are aware that cost is a major deterrent for many students who may want to participate in a travel study program. Hence this scholarship.