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New education abroad scholarship for students with disabilities

January 22, 2014

As part of the Office of International Programs, Education Abroad is proud to offer more than $200,000 worth of scholarships for CSU students to have an education abroad experience.

This year, a new scholarship known as the Mona Mitchell Scholarship for Students with Disabilitiies is available, as well. Often times, the cost of going abroad increases for a student with a disability, because of learning or living accommodations, which might have additional costs. It is the donors’ hope that this scholarship will help make education abroad more accessible for more students.

About the scholarship

Mona Mitchell dedicated her career as an Occupational Therapist to help youth make the most of their academic and personal experiences by maximizing their abilities. Mona's husband and professional engineer, Bruce Mitchell, also helped by creating Occupational Therapy devices, which helped make some challenges easier to navigate. The Mitchells' believe that an education abroad is an important learning experience and want to help make the opportunity more accessible to students with disabilities.

Awards range from $250 to $3000 for summer, semester or year on any education abroad program offered through the Office of International Programs (OIP). Any CSU student with a documented cognitive or physical disability (by a doctor or the disability resources center) participating in any CSU Education Abroad program many apply. The deadline to apply is March 1 for summer programs, April 15 for fall programs, and Oct. 15 for spring programs.

Learn more

Feel free to come into CSU Education Abroad during walk in hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., in Laurel Hall, Room 008 or visit our website.

Also, feel free to check out our Education Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship workshop, set for 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Laurel Hall.

Contact: Aimee Jones
Phone: 970-491-5917