Study Abroad & Experiential Learning Scholarships
Carthage offers several scholarship funds to support students who need financial assistance to participate in study abroad and experiential learning programs, including J-Term.
Available scholarship funds
The Gutkind-Kraemer Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in French and intending to become teachers, and who are studying in France. This scholarship was established by Irène Kraemer, Carthage’s former vice president of the School of Professional Studies and professor of modern languages, in honor of her parents.
Mary Katherine Kent-Rohan Scholarship
The Mary Katherine Kent-Rohan Scholarship is awarded to students who plan to study abroad, who demonstrate leadership potential, and whose careers and lives would benefit the greatest from studying abroad. Scholarship recipients may be, but do not need to be foreign language majors or minors. Mary Katherine Kent-Rohan was a German professor at Carthage. *Recommendations from the foreign languages or study abroad faculty are highly encouraged.
Lili Sorokin Scholarship
The Lili Sorokin Scholarship provides financial assistance for Carthage students who wish to study abroad, who demonstrate leadership potential, and whose careers and lives would benefit the greatest from studying abroad. Scholarship recipients may be, but do not need to be, foreign language majors or minors. Professor Lili Sorokin taught at Carthage for many years. *Recommendations from the foreign languages or study abroad faculty are highly encouraged.
Rita Petretti Endowed Scholarship
The Rita Petretti Endowed Scholarship provides support for students who wish to study abroad for a semester or a year and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an Italian program (though not required) and to women.
Brian Jones Scholarship
The Brian Jones Scholarship provides support for a sophomore, junior, or senior traveling for the first time with the Carthage Choir to Europe and who displays a strong desire to share this traveling and performing experience with fellow choir members.
Jessica Norman Nicaragua J-Term Study Tour Scholarship
The Jessica Norman Nicaragua J-Term Study Tour Scholarship is available to students who wish to participate in the Nicaragua J-Term study tour, are majoring in biology, and have sophomore standing or above.
Dr. Patrick Pfaffle Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Patrick Pfaffle Memorial Scholarship provides support for students who wish to participate in the Nicaragua J-Term tour and have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Pat Pfaffle, who taught at Carthage for many years and created the Nicaragua J-Term program.
Thomasina Mae Montemurro Madrigrano Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarship
The Thomasina Mae Montemurro Madrigrano Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarship, established as part of the 150 Years of Carthage Women Celebration, provides scholarships for juniors and seniors who graduated from a Kenosha County high school (public or private), participating in a short-term study abroad experience. The recipient must demonstrate initiative and creativity, entrepreneurial skills, leadership, and resilience. Recipient(s) must write a brief paper after the experience.
*Preference will be given to a female student. Students receiving full-tuition scholarships are not eligible to receive this award. An essay is required.
Wiggan-Kenniebrew Experiential Learning Fund
The Wiggan-Kenniebrew Experiential Learning Fund provides support for multicultural students to participate in co-curricular experiential learning opportunities not funded through tuition, especially study abroad experiences. Preference is given to students of color, especially those of African American descent and those who support the African American identity as demonstrated through study or extracurricular involvement. Students must answer the question: How will this trip address your career/life aspirations?
*An essay and faculty recommendations are required. Students may receive the WKEL scholarship only once.
Carthage Study Abroad Fund
The Carthage Study Abroad Fund provides support to students seeking to participate in any short- or long-term study away experience.
HOW TO APPLY
The application cycle for the 2022-23 round of grants is now closed. The next application cycle will open in spring.
Applications will be managed and awarded through the Office of Student Financial Services in collaboration with the Director for Education Abroad and faculty leading trips. All applicants must be approved by the faculty tour lead. Where noted, preferences are simply preferences and not requirements.
Applications for the Wiggan-Kenniebrew funds will be reviewed by the Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Application requirements include:
- A brief statement explaining how you meet the eligibility requirements.
- A faculty or staff recommendation.
- Details regarding the experience for which you seek funding.
- An essay explaining how this experience will further your academic or career aspirations.