Margaret “Hodgie” Bricke’s commitment to international education remained constant throughout her three decades at KU. Hodgie founded GAP in 2004 and considered it one of her most important professional achievements. Family and friends are honoring her passion for international travel and education with the Hodgie Bricke Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Each semester, the Bricke scholarship fund will provide a financial need-based $1,000 scholarship to a GAP student studying abroad for a semester or academic year. Two financial need-based $500 awards will go to GAP students participating in study abroad programs over the summer.
Students who are awarded GAP scholarship must write a thank you letter to the donor, including information about their plan of study. Additionally, awardees are asked to do an outreach project such as running social media for a short time or doing classroom presentations. Students will be notified of any scholarship requirements in their award email.
All students must meet the following requirements to apply:
- Be a degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Kansas;
- Meet the requirements for the study abroad program to which you have applied;
- Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Be making progress toward your GAP certificate
The application deadline is 11:59 pm on the application deadline, no exceptions. The application consists of the following items:
- Personal statement
- Advising report
- GAP status report and plan to finish certificate
Successful applicants will have essays that:
- Clearly speak to why they chose their specific study abroad program;
- Thoroughly articulate their academic, career and/or personal goals for study abroad, how the program will aid in fulfillment of these goals and how these goals enhance intellectual learning;
- Are logical, well organized, and free of spelling errors.