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Thomas W. Rivers Foreign Exchange Endowment Fund
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Restrictions: ECU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Thomas W. Rivers Foreign Exchange Endowment Fund

The Thomas W. Rivers Study Abroad Award provides support for ECU students who wish to advance their knowledge in their individual fields through participation in research and/or coursework abroad.

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered for an award, applicants must be an ECU student, enrolled in a full-time degree or certificate program at ECU with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must receive credit for the program abroad or contribute clinical hours if on a medical rotation abroad. Students must have completed a minimum or 24 credits at ECU (12 credit hours if transfer students) and have a good record of academic achievement.

A committee of University faculty and administrators meets during the semester to review applications, using the following factors to determine the amount of the award:
  • Program: participation in ECU bi-lateral exchanges and study abroad programs, the UNC Exchange Program, or the International Student Exchange Program;
  • Language of study: instruction in a language other than English;
  • Duration of program: participation in summer, semester or academic year exchange programs;
  • Country of study: program will take place in a non-traditional and/or non English-speaking country.
  • GPA will be taken into consideration in cycles where there are a high volume of applications.
  • Access to financial aid

Application Deadlines:
September 15 for Spring study
March 1 for Summer study
May 1 for Fall study

**Supporting application materials are due by the listed deadline date or the next business day if date falls on a weekend.

Supporting application materials should be submitted to:

The Rivers Committee
The Office of International Affairs
East Carolina University
306 East Ninth Street
Greenville, NC 27858