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Smith Travel Grant

The Smith Travel Grant is a need-based grant awarded to students who will study away (domestic or international) during their sophomore or junior year.  The Grant amounts are based on financial need and range from $500 to $2000.

The Smith Travel Grants are awarded for one College approved, for-credit study away experience—an international internship, a semester or academic year abroad, or a short-term, faculty-led course.  These funds may be used to cover the advertised program cost, but it will not cover personal out-of-pocket expenses.

Awards will be determined by the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated financial need, FAFSA forms should be on file in the Financial Aid Office.
  • Institutional GPA, minimum of 2.0.
  • Must have sophomore or junior standing when they study away.
  • Approval for study away by administration and pertinent faculty.
  • Acceptance into a LaGrange College approved credit-bearing study away program.
Students who do not submit a FAFSA form may be considered for a $500 award.  This includes international and DACA students.  Students who participate in tuition exchange or tuition courtesy will not be eligible to apply for this Grant.



The deadline for receiving applications is October 1st for the proceeding spring semester, Maymester, summer term, fall semester and academic year.  A second deadline of March 1st for upcoming summer, fall semester, and spring semester will be announced if funds remain available.

The application will be accepted
 on the Global Engagement website ONLY during application periods.  

Smith Travel Grant award must be officially accepted or declined through the online application. When a Grant award is accepted but is not used due to unforeseen circumstances, the applicant is eligible to apply for a new grant the following calendar year, but approval is not guaranteed. All applicants not chosen for a grant, or those who decline a grant, are encouraged to apply again if they remain eligible the following year.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline. No requests for deadline extensions are allowed. However, assistance during normal business hours will be provided to any applicant experiencing a technical issue caused by the application program before the deadline. Contact Global Engagement regarding any technical issue.