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Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship
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Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship 

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The Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship is an annually renewable scholarship for students who pursue a minor in global studies. The 18-hour global studies minor is designed to fit with any major at Marian University in the liberal arts or professional studies (business, education, or nursing), and consists of interdisciplinary global studies courses, additional foreign language study, and required study abroad experience. Lugar Fellows are also eligible for an exclusive, one-week spring break program based in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Students meet with Senator Lugar, attend sessions of Congress, tour museums and the centers of power in Washington, visit a foreign embassy, and receive exclusive briefings by Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffers and other international experts.

The program awards Lugar Fellow Scholarships worth up to $6,000 each year to incoming students.


Applicants for the Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship must:

  • Have completed the Marian University admissions application process and been admitted in good standing.

  • Have earned a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative point average.

  • Possess strong potential for leadership and academic success.

  • Have interest in global issues, foreign language study, and study abroad.

  • Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Application Process

  1. Applicants must complete the admissions process and have been admitted to Marian University no later than January 4, 2013.

  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship Application by January 4, 2013.


Awards will be made by the director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies.

Award notification will begin in mid-February.


The Lugar Fellow Global Studies Scholarship is renewable for seven consecutive semesters by:

  • Maintaining a cumulative college grade point average of 3.00.

  • Continuing as a global studies minor in good academic and social standing.

  • Participating in global studies co-curricular activities, including but not limited to assisting with preparations for the Global Studies Speaker Series and other public events, and interacting with the public community.

  • Enrolling as a full-time student each semester.