The primary purpose of the Eisenhower/Hilton Scholarship is to support Gettysburg students in studying abroad by assisting those who bring a strong international orientation to their studies; exhibit, through extracurricular activities, an interest and awareness of the role they can perform in bettering the world; and show through their career aspirations and corresponding curriculum choices, an appreciation of the role that international travel, global trade, and cross-cultural exchange can play in fostering international understanding and world peace. This objective is consistent with The Eisenhower Institute's other scholarship programs, which aim to help students pursue studies and research in such fields as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs so they may provide informed leadership in our national life.
Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarships are awarded to Gettysburg College seniors or juniors who are undergraduate students planning to study abroad during the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semester (or 2014-2015 academic year) and who demonstrate that their coursework and study abroad plans satisfy the objectives identified above. Eligible students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average, although this requirement can be waived for exceptional candidates. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants are awarded on merit.
Screening, Applications, and Notification
Applications should include:
Interviews are not required. However, the Grants Committee has the discretion to hold interviews if it desires to do so.
Complete applications must be received by the Office of Off-Campus Studies by Saturday, February 15 at 5:00 PM. All applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-April 2014.
Applicants who are receiving financial aid of other kinds from Gettysburg College or elsewhere should note that the awarding of an Eisenhower/Hilton scholarship may impact the overall financial aid package they currently receive. If you have additional questions about the scholarship, please contact the Office of Off-Campus Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 337-6866.
Monitoring and Evaluation, Funding, and Reporting Requirements
The Eisenhower Institute will award four $2,500 scholarships towards a semester of study abroad to successful Gettysburg College student applicants.
When the Dwight D. Eisenhower/Conrad N. Hilton Scholarships are completed, reports from the students and their faculty advisors are required. These reports should review the accomplishments and evaluate the results in comparison to the student's initial aims as expressed in their applications.
Recipients of Hilton scholarships are also required, if called upon, to reflect on their experience abroad by attending a presentation at the Eisenhower Institute.