The Palmer Education Abroad Scholarship Purpose: The Palmer Education Abroad Scholarship was established through the generosity of Allen and Barbara Palmer. Mrs. Palmer is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University. Allen and Barbara Palmer The Palmer Scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in the College of Education and Leadership who due to financial constraints might not otherwise be able to participate in an education abroad program for the duration of a semester. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the participation of Stritch Education majors/minors in a Stritch Education Abroad Program of their choice. The Palmer Scholarship may support a student candidate in addressing semester abroad program costs relating to: Airfare Accommodation Costs Meal Expenses Visa/Immigration Costs Academic Books University Excursion Costs Personal Expenses Palmer Scholarship recipients may also apply their personal federal, state and Stritch institutional financial aid resources to address tuition and other Education Abroad program costs. The Palmer Scholarship does not cover the following costs: Tuition Costs Accommodation Reservation Fees Stritch Education Abroad Fee ($500) Passport Costs ($100) Palmer Scholarship Qualifications: A. Candidate must be a full-time Stritch student and US citizen. B. Candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of one academic year as a Stritch Education major or minor prior to applying for a Palmer Scholarship as well as completion of Benchmark 1 of the College of Education and Leadership. C. Candidate must apply for a Stritch-approved Education Abroad Program by first submitting the Stritch Education Abroad application packet, and meet all basic Stritch criteria of the specific program relating to academics, health and conduct. D. Priority consideration is given to candidates approved for a Stritch education abroad program in a country other than England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. E. Candidate must submit a timely Palmer Scholarship application. Students planning to study abroad in the fall semester should turn their scholarship applications in by March 1. Students planning to study abroad in the spring semester should turn their scholarship applications in by October 1. Candidate’s education abroad packet should be submitted prior to submitting the Palmer Scholarship application. F. Candidate is required to submit a copy of their financial aid award documentation and an unofficial academic transcript both representing the current academic term with the Palmer Scholarship application.