Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whitaker International Undergraduate Program

Whitaker International Undergraduate Program - Fall/Academic Year 2013-14 Competition Cycle Now Open, Deadline:  March 15, 2013

The online application for the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program, Fall 2013 / Academic Year 2013-14 cycle is now available at
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides undergraduate biomedical/bioengineers (and those in a related field) funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME).  Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program.

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must:

  *   have U.S. citizenship or be permanent residents of the U.S., and
  *   be enrolled as a Sophomore (2nd year), Junior (3rd year), or Senior (4th or 5th year), with at least one semester remaining, in an undergraduate BME (or related major) degree program with good academic standing.

Students who already have the cost of the program fully covered may not apply for the scholarship and receive duplicative funding.  However, if the program is only partially funded by another source, the applicant may apply.

A student may apply to attend any overseas academic institution that is endorsed by the student's study abroad advisor. The advisor must certify that the program is approved and the student will receive academic credit at the home institution. The advisor must also certify the student's financial aid need.
We look forward to receiving approved applications from your students by the application deadline of March 15, 2013.