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Fact Sheet:
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.

Students 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 2020 faculty-led programs offer service-learning courses:

GLOBE in Mexico
Jamaica Community Health Promotion
Zambia: Service-Learning in Education and Mental Health
Guatemala: Contemporary Issues facing Indigenous Religions in a Neo-Colonial Context


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Registration Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/01/2021 TBA TBA