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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.0
Program Description:
The Airfare Voucher Award was established on behalf of VCU students through the VCU Office of Procurement Services.  This award program uses airfare miles the university accrues through employee travel and donates them to students to support study abroad.  This award offers an airfare voucher through Delta or American (not including taxes) for travel on an approved program.  The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any major.

Please apply for the term when you intend to go abroad, either Spring, Summer, or Fall.  Full year students please apply for the Fall scholarship.  Vouchers are not available for Winter or Spring break programs.

Award decisions are made based on the following selection criteria:
Financial need  - based on written statement and financial aid
Essay Question 

Eligibility:
Have at least a 2.0 GPA (cumulative).
Participate in an approved credit-bearing program abroad.  Winter and Spring break programs are ineligible.
Register the academic program with VCU Education Abroad prior to departure.
Must not receive the Presidential or Provosts Scholarship or have previously received an Airfare Voucher Award.

Application Process:
General Profile Questions
Program Information
Essay Question
Finance Question

Booking details:
Vouchers may only be utilized through VCU’s contracted travel management company, Christopherson Business Travel. 
Vouchers must be used only for the approved program.
Vouchers may be used to book airfare in the awardee’s name only.
Vouchers must be used within 10 business days of receipt of voucher numbers. Failure to book travel within this time frame will result in forfeiture of the voucher.
Awardees are responsible for any taxes and fees associated with the ticket. Awardees should be aware that taxes and fees on international airfare can be significant and should budget accordingly.
Due to the limitations of the vouchers, it is possible that you may not be able to travel on your preferred travel date or may need to fly into a different city serviced by the voucher's carrier (as close to your destination as possible).  Students should be prepared to pay any additional travel costs themselves if necessary.

Awardees will be required to post about their experience while abroad to Education Abroad's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.  

Application deadline:  February 8, 2019
Notification date:  March 1, 2019

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Registration Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/15/2019 11/15/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 04/15/2020 TBA TBA