LYNNE HINKEL LIPSEY MEMORIAL TRAVEL FUND
This fund was created through the generosity of the Lipsey family in memory of Lynne Hinkel Lipsey, a Lawrencian who loved the German language and culture and studied and traveled in Germany many times throughout her life. The Lipsey family created this fund to provide direct financial support for students at the University of Kansas pursuing study abroad opportunities in a German-speaking country, and for German-speaking students participating in study abroad opportunities at the University of Kansas through KU Study Abroad. Support may include providing travel assistance for recipients to visit cultural sites or take part in other activities that provide a deeper understanding of the society, culture, and people.
One non-renewable award of up to $2,500 will be given to a KU student studying abroad for a semester or academic year in a German-speaking country, and one award will be given to a German student studying at KU. A preference will be given to students engaging in KU’s reciprocal student exchange programs in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland or students studying at KU from one of these same reciprocal exchange partner institutions.
All applicants will be required to submit the following documents online. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship.
- Scholarship Personal Statement, detailing how you will use the scholarship funds for pursuit of travel to visit cultural sites or take part in activities that will deepen your understanding of the society, culture and people of the country in which you are studying. Students should have a well-researched and considered plan for use of these funds. This fund is not intended to cover tuition, fees, housing costs, etc.
- Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
All scholarship recipients will be expected to do a brief write-up of their experience abroad, preferably including photos. In addition, recipients of the Lynne Hinkel Lipsey Memorial Travel Fund will be asked to meet with the donor and family during or upon return from their study abroad experience.