Applicants are automatically considered for financial assistance from the International office on a first come, first served basis. Apply early!  There is an additional scholarship opportunity made possible by the Elena Sliepcevich Endowment Fund for Community Health Education.  (See link below). There are many ways to fund a study abroad experience, including help from family and friends, crowd sourcing, and asking local businesses, faith community and civic organizations.

Application for Elena Sliepcevich Endowment Fund for Community Health Education Nicaragua Scholarship 2017

Dexter (above) says: “Don’t underestimate the kindness of your local community and the Internet community. If you take the initiative to reach out and articulate why you’re seeking help it can’t do anything but help. Websites like GoFundMe gained me additional aid. Ask local business leaders to sponsor your plane ticket; with or without cooperation from other donors.  I found being straight forward with what supplies and fees you will need to pay with donations is vital. Dress formally as you are an ambassador to the University of Idaho and this trip. Do not forget to write a thank you letter/card for your donors after the trip is complete! ”


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