Study Away Stipend Application

Westminster University is pleased to offer stipends to help support students with financial need who would like to participate in a Study Away program, including a May Term Study Experience (MTSE) or the Conservation in Costa Rica class which includes a study experience to Costa Rica during Spring Break. Selection for a stipend does not guarantee registration in any Study Away program and students must pay the non-refundable deposit and register for the course in a timely manner.

Registration for 2023 May Term Study Experiences will begin on Oct. 25, 2022.

Registration for the 2023 Conservation in Costa Rica program will begin October 3, 2022. 

The maximum award for recipients who participate in Experiencing Hopi and Diné Nations is $500. The award for all other Study Away Programs will be $1,000.


To be eligible for a Study Away stipend, you must:

  • Be a current degree-seeking Westminster University undergraduate student with good academic standing
  • Have no history of conduct violations, suspensions, or other serious disciplinary violations on campus
  • Have a demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA; applicants who did not file a FAFSA this year should include a written explanation of financial need
  • Be planning to enroll in the Conservation in Costa Rica program during Spring Semester 2023 or a Westminster University MTSE during 2023 and earn academic credit for it

Preference is given to applicants who have not participated in a previous MTSE or study abroad program at the undergraduate level.


The application will be available Sept. 8–Oct. 9, 2022. Recipients will be notified no later than Oct. 21, 2022.