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R-MC’s Office of International Education is delighted to offer students studying abroad for a semester or academic year the opportunity to apply for the following sources of funding. They are the result of generous contributions to the college by alumni, or in one case a former faculty member. Please visit the OIE website to read more about these scholarships and many others that are available through organizations outside the College!

Students going abroad in the fall can apply for R-MC Study Abroad Travel Grants and the Gray Fund for International Study in April. Those studying abroad in spring can apply in October. The next deadline is October 22, 2018 for study abroad in spring 2019.

Students majoring or minoring in French may apply for the Carrell Aid Program (need-based) and the Barbara S. Doggett French Fellowship (merit based). The next application cycle for these awards will be in fall 2018, for students studying abroad in spring 2019.
There is one common application for R-MC Study Abroad Travel Grants, the Gray Fund for International Study, the VFIC Experiential Fellowship, and the Carrell Aid Program. The Doggett French Fellowship has additional requirements and therefore has a separate application. Please read the brief descriptions below and click 'Apply Now' to begin your application.

R-MC Study Abroad Travel Grants

Need-based awards for travel to semester study abroad programs in any country outside the US. Award amounts vary; may cover up to half the cost of airfare.

The Gray Fund for International Study

The Gray Fund for International Study was established in honor of Anne Marie Gray, whose husband, William Cabell Gray, graduated from R-MC in 1933. The fund is to benefit students who have demonstrated financial need and wish to study abroad, with preference given to students studying the humanities. 

VFIC Experiential Learning Fellowship 

The Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges has provided funding for each member college to award one $2,000 scholarship to a student with demonstrated financial need to support their semester abroad experience.

The Carrell Aid Program 

Established by former R-MC faculty member Susan L. Carrell, this program supports travel expenses for R-MC students who study abroad in France (including dependencies) for a semester or an academic year. Students must be majoring or minoring in French at R-MC and have demonstrated financial need. Awards vary based on the actual cost of travel to and within the host site.


The Barbara S. Doggett French Fellowship Fund

Established by Robert V. Doggett, Jr., R-MC class of 1957, in honor of his wife, Barbara, this merit-based award is for RMC students majoring or minoring in French and participating in a semester abroad program in a French-speaking country. For the 2018-19 academic year, one award of $2,500 will be made to a student studying abroad in fall 2018 or spring 2019. Recipients will send a letter of thanks to the donor or his designated representatives, as well as a brief written reflection at the conclusion of their study abroad experience.