The Phil and Beth Gasiewicz Study Abroad Scholarship

For Business Students Scholarship to support study abroad/international internships for business students.


The Gasiewicz Scholarship was established to help students gain international business experience through study abroad/international internships. Awardees will receive $750-1500 to help offset the cost of studying abroad in approved programs. Around 10 scholarships are available to business students each year. These funds may be used for tuition and/or travel-related expenses.


  • Applicants must be applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program for academic credit
  • Courses must be pre-approved (for undergraduate students)
  • Students must be full-time students majoring in business
  • Students must be in good academic standing (2.000 GPA or better)
  • Programs that focus on the study of international business preferred
  • Study Abroad Approval form must be submitted (before funds will be distributed)
  • Students must be willing to complete a post-trip survey, essay on their experience and thank-you letter to the Gasiewicz family.

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal essay
  • Faculty/advisor recommendation
  • Study abroad program details
  • Course approvals or Study Abroad Approval Form (for undergraduate students)
  • Personal resume (optional)

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to business students based on:

  • Interest in study abroad and learning about different cultures/countries
  • Ability to show how studying abroad will enhance your business knowledge/career potential
  • Level of maturity and personal integrity

Application Deadlines

For study abroad in Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014


  • Applications available September 18
  • Deadline is October 4
  • Awards will be announced around October 18
  • Applications and Reference Forms are available in WCB Undergraduate Office (120A Smith)