Special International Scholarship Application Process for SOBA Study Abroad Programs in Spring and Summer 2017

Please consider applying for the Jeremy & Judith Coleman Study Abroad Scholarship and Paul & Shirley McGurr International Travel Scholarship.  This is a special opportunity for SOBA Students who are interested in participating in the Spring 2017 Heidelberg Germany or the Summer 2017 programs to Jonkoping Sweden or the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy, to apply for scholarship funds through the School of Business Administration.  

Required Documentation:

  1. Application Form

Please complete the web form with your basic information.  Only one application is need to be considered for both scholarship awards.  

  1. Personal & Financial Statement - attach when you submit the web form.  

Attach a less than two-page statement on why you would benefit from participating in a travel abroad program and why information that will help us determine your financial need.  No financial aid documentation is required to submit.   

International Travel Application deadline is Friday, October 7, 2016


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Spring Scholarship Application Process is will open in January 2017:

The School of Business Administration has several scholarships available with cash awards ranging from $100 to $1,000. Please see the complete list on the Fort Lewis College Scholarship site.  

Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Be a declared Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, or Marketing major in any of the related options.
    2. Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Fall 2015 term and be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Spring 2016 term at Fort Lewis College (the Spring 12 credit hours must be successfully completed prior to the beginning of the Fall 2016 term.
    3. Plan to register at Fort Lewis College for a minimum of 12 credit hours in both the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 terms, or a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Fall 2016 term if graduating in December 2016.
    4. Deadline - Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 29, 2016
    5. Specific scholarships may include additional requirements (see below).

Note, Students receiving full financial aid eligibility assistance cannot be awarded additional assistance from the School of Business Administration.

Required Documentation:

1. Application Form

The deadline for applications has passed. Please check back in January of 2017.

2. Statement of Financial Need

This is now included on the online application form.

3. Professional/Personal Statement

Include with this application a personal statement (as a separate document) that briefly summarizes:

  • Professional interests
  • What you want to achieve in your college career
  • Short-term vision of what you expect to accomplish (in two or three years)
  • Where you ultimately see yourself (five years or longer)
  • How will you move toward your goals next year, both in the classroom and through professional development activities?  Evidence of these goals could include:
    • leadership in a club,
    • internship and work experience,
    • other relevant academic or professional activities.
  • Conclude with how a SOBA scholarship would help you meet your goals next year.

4. Unofficial Copy of Your Transcript - Click here to learn how to get your transcript.

5. Specific Scholarship Requirements (Optional)

The following scholarships require additional information beyond that included in the basic application package. It is up to the applicant to ensure the additional information is included with the scholarship application package. Applications without the additional scholarship-specific information cannot be considered for those scholarships.  (Note:  Only one statement of financial need is required for application to the various scholarships where financial need is a consideration.)

  • Robert L. and Marjorie L. Blomstrom Scholarship
    • Statement outlining additional pursuit of Art or Music
    • Statement of experience in the hotel or restaurant field
  • Jeremy and Judith Coleman Study Abroad Program Scholarship and Paul and Shirley McGurr International Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Statement of plans for Study Abroad program (either SOBA JTA, International Programs Study Abroad, or Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs) describing planned location of study and courses being considered
    • Essay describing goals with respect to study abroad program and how the experience will benefit a working career

The Scholarship Committee will examine:

    1. Academic Merit
      1. Current GPA
      2. Withdrawals and continued improvement in GPA
      3. Classes taken and the degree of difficulty of each class
      4. Class schedule for current term
    2. Financial Need Statement
    3. Quality of Professional/Personal Statement
    4. External Activities
      1. Employment
      2. Extracurricular
    5. Other scholarship-specific information

The School of Business Administration Scholarship Committee will consider all applications, and you will be notified of the results of its deliberation by March 18, 2016.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions please contact:

Patrick Flores - Administrative Assistant III
School of Business Administration
Education/Business Hall, RM 132
Phone: 970-247-7294
Email: pwflores@fortlewis.edu