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The Kraemer Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Richard Kraemer '65, each summer Kraemer Scholarships fund one or more students who have a special interest in studying or conducting research in the British Isles. The award to the student is $2,500 for a minimum of five full-time weeks of study or research.

Application

Click on the links for more information.

Deadline
  • All parts of this application are due by noon on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
How to Apply
  • Discuss your project proposal idea with a faculty member who will write your recommendation letter. Make sure s/he knows the application deadline.
  • Access the online application by clicking this link
  • Create an account using your email.wm.edu address
  • In the Preliminary Question section select Kraemer Scholarship as the program for which you are applying
  • Already have an account/have applied for a Charles Center scholarship before? Visit the FAQs page for instructions on how to start a new application.
  • Fill out the application form and upload the required documents (essay, transcript)
  • Register your recommender. Your recommender will submit your letter through the online system. Once you have registered your recommender, s/he will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the letter. Please alert your recommender to look for this email (it may go to a spam folder). The system will notify you once the letter has been submitted.  You may submit your application before your letter has been uploaded. Visit the FAQs page for more information on recommendation letters.
  • Submit your application

Be sure to read the FAQs page for all Charles Center Summer Scholarship applications.

International Travel Insurance

Recipients of the Kraemer Scholarship are required to purchase international travel insurance for their time abroad. The Global Education Office at the Reves Center strongly recommends that students purchase Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) insurance. Read more about CISI and how to purchase it from the Reves Center.

 
Application Materials

Application Form
The online application form asks for your contact information, the title of your project or program, and the name of your recommender.

Transcript
Upload an unofficial, WM Banner transcript, including 2014 spring registration. If you studied abroad or completed other off-campus academic work, please upload those transcripts, too.

Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose can be uploaded (as a Word document or PDF) or typed directly into the online application. This statement should describe the study abroad program or research project you plan to undertake in the British Isles. For those applying to participate in a study abroad program, please be sure your statement answers the following questions:

  • What is the name of your study abroad program?
  • Describe the study abroad program courses and explain your interest in them.
  • What are you goals in undertaking this specific course of study? How will this coursework further your own academic/intellectual development?
  • Why are you interested in studying the British Isles?

For those planning to conduct a research project in the British Isles, please be sure your statement answers the following questions:

  • What is the title of your research project?
  • Describe your project and your reasons for wishing to conduct it?
  • What are your goals in undertaking this specific research? How will doing so further your own academic/intellectual development?
  • Why are you interested in studying in the British Isles?

Recommendation Letter
The recommendation letter must be from a W&M faculty member who is best able to attest to your suitability to undertake your proposed project or program. This would be someone who knows you and your work well. You should discuss your proposal with the faculty member before applying. If you would like someone other than a WM faculty member to write your recommendation letter, you must get permission from [[lmgrim, Lisa Grimes]] prior to applying.