2016 Federal Grant
Shepherd University gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of State and its administrative partner, Partners of the Americas, for the award of a Capacity-Building Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad. The award, valued at $49, 963, provides essential funding to seed the creation and development of a full-time Study Abroad Office and professionally-certified Director; seed a strategically-balanced portfolio of products and programs; and directly support broad efforts to send first-generation, low-income students abroad. It will also support the development of faculty-led programs into non-European destinations.
The timing of the grant is in many ways ideal, accelerating the strategic efforts for internationalization begun several years before.