Cathey (Epsilon Alpha) and Don Humphreys are philanthropists committed to helping young people pursue their academic and career goals through the experience of study abroad.
The Trustees and staff of the Chi Omega Foundation are grateful and thrilled Cathey and Don Humphreys have endowed a fund for the purpose of providing worthy Chi Omegas (undergraduate students) the opportunity to expand their academic careers and life experience through established study abroad experiences.
This year two awards will be given, up to $5000 for those going to emerging market countries and up to $3000 for those going to developed, mature, or advanced market countries. An emerging market country refers to the economic status of the country; an emerging market country has an economy that is developing or is reforming its economy. The total awards will be distributed depending on the cost of the program.
The scholarship is available for Chi Omega collegians in good standing who wish to expand their academic and career goals through the experience of study abroad during summer 2017, fall 2017, and/or spring 2018 for a minimum of eight weeks.
Please read the application guidelines carefully as it will assist you in submitting your scholarship application.
All applicants and the recipient will be notified by the END OF APRIL.
*Please note that ALL required materials (including recommendation letters) MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE by the application deadline. Paper copies will not be accepted.
It is the applicant's responsibility to do the following:
1. Give recommenders ample time to submit letters.
2. Follow up with recommenders to ensure they understand the process for a successful submission.
3. Follow directions. Points will be deducted for not following directions.
4. Submit a complete application.
An application cannot be submitted successfully without ALL required materials. Applications lacking recommendation letters will be in pending status. Pending and incomplete applications will not be considered.
a. Undergraduate Chi Omega members in “good standing.”
b. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
c. The study abroad experience must be a full university semester in length (a minimum of 8 weeks) and may include taking classes at a college or university outside the United States, a service learning experience in a foreign country, or scientific research at a university or company outside the United States. Preference will be given to those traveling to emerging market countries. An emerging market country refers to the economic status of the country; an emerging market country has an economy that is developing or is reforming its economy.
d. Recipient must agree to provide the following in a timely manner which will be shared with the scholarship benefactors:
1. Mid-term, recipient will provide a written update of her experience to that point.
2. At conclusion, recipient will provide an essay of the experience and how it may impact her life and career.
e. Recipient will be expected to resume an active or leadership role in her Chi Omega Chapter on return as a role model for other Chi Omegas who aspire to similar opportunities.
If not selected, applicants may reapply the next cycle.
The Chi Omega Foundation will consider the timing of awards in consultation with the recipient’s university, which may vary from campus to campus.