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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.75
Program Description:
The Randi Buerlein Service-Learning Scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University was established in 2013 upon the retirement of Ms. Randi Buerlein in honor of her commitment to international service-learning. Ms. Buerlein directed education abroad programs to the Dominican Republic and Ghana during her tenure as a faculty member in the School of Social Work.  This scholarship is designed to support VCU students who intend to participate in service-learning projects abroad.

You should meet all of the following criteria: 
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA (cumulative)
  • Participate in an officially designated for-credit service-learning course abroad
  • Register the academic program with VCU Education Abroad prior to departure
  • Must not receive a VCU presidential scholarship
Application Process
  • General profile questions
  • Program Information
  • Essay question 
  • Signature documents (require digital signature)
Click the Scholarship Application document to review the application instructions.
Click the Randi Buerlein Scholarship Questionnaires.document to review the essay questions.

The following Summer 2017 faculty-led programs offer service-learning courses:
Social Work in the Dominican Republic 
GLOBE in Mexico
Contemporary Social Challenges in South Africa
Colombia Music
Jamaica Community Health Promotion
Panama Avian Field Ecology
Trinidad and Tobago:  Strategic PR in the Global Environment


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Registration Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.