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The Piper & Cranshaw Scholarships

The Cranshaw Scholarship is funded by the Cranshaw Corporation and awards $15,000 toward the cost of a full year of university study in the United Kingdom. This scholarship was established by Mr. Robert MacDonald of London, who is the father-in-law of Dan Harris, Class of 1970, Westminster College.

The Vernon W. Piper Scholarship was established at the Westminster Churchill Library by Vernon W. and Marian K. Piper of St. Louis. Mr. Piper was a Fellow of the Memorial and served on its Board of Governors. Piper awards facilitate study for one or two semesters at European institutions of higher education, with individual awards ranging between $3,000 and $9,000 in a typical year.

Applications for both scholarship competitions are available in the late fall and are due the following January. Complete applications include: signed application forms, resume, essay, unofficial transcript, letters of reference, statement of program cost (Piper only), and Dean of Student Life certification.

Cranshaw and Piper Scholarships are awarded by a selection committee of Westminster faculty members under the auspices of the Office of Study Abroad and Off-Campus Programs and the Center for Engaging the World. Candidates for the Cranshaw Scholarship must be sophomores when they apply and hold a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale.

External Scholarships for Overseas Study

Gilman International Scholarship: This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

International Education Fund: Full-time enrolled U.S. undergraduates who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply for IEF support to enable their participation in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Awards: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.

IIE Study Abroad Funding: This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

MoneyGeek.com: Search here for need-based, merit-based, and foreign-language abroad scholarships.

StudyAbroad.com: Try this search engine to find study abroad financing by region/country, subject, and program type.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Cranshaw Scholarship Winner
Amelia Ayers
London, U.K. (fall 2014 - spring 2015)

Piper Scholarship Winners
Tripti Bisen
Norwich, U.K. (fall 2014)

Aina Fitiavana
Oviedo, Spain (spring 2015)

Sanaa Khan
Multi-country (fall 2014)

Jamie Striler
Norwich, U.K. (fall 2014)

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Cranshaw Scholarship Winner
Lorena Gaona Greenwood
United Kingdom (fall 2013 - spring 2014)

Piper Scholarship Winners
Hossam Hashish
London, U.K. (fall 2013- spring 2014)

Bethia Kadoe
Reading, U.K. (fall 2013)

Rachel Perry
Winchester, U.K. (fall 2013)

Karen Hardeman
Oviedo, Spain (spring 2014)

Jennyfer Larios
Angers, France (spring 2014)

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Cranshaw Scholarship Winner
Martinos Botros
United Kingdom (fall 2012 - spring 2013)

Piper Scholarship Winners
Benjamin Jones
Oviedo, Spain (fall 2012)

Ali Veatch
Winchester, U.K. (spring 2013)

Liridona Osmanaj
Winchester, U.K. (spring 2013)

Ana Ilievska
Angers, France (fall 2012)

2011 Scholarship Recipients

2011-12 Cranshaw Scholarship Winner
Rachel Holloway
Winchester, England

2011-12 Piper Scholarship Winners
Erica Abbott
Salamanca, Spain (fall 2011)

Samantha Albrecht
Oviedo, Spain (fall 2011-spring 2012)

Christopher Ghan
Winchester, U.K. (fall 2011)

Betty (Shuai) Wang
Oviedo, Spain (fall 2011)

Other Scholarship Winners
Gregory Rockson, Rotary Scholarship
Copenhagen, Denmark (fall 2011)/Hong Kong (spring 2012)

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