The Thomas R. Kepple, Jr. International Opportunities Endowment
President Thomas Kepple devoted funds and intellectual energy to strengthen Juniata's Center for International Education. To complete the work of a line of Juniata presidents, and to help elevate Juniata to a position of international impact, we have established an Endowment for International Programs honoring President Kepple's commitment to international education at the time of his retirement.
This endowment is built around three ideas: assist students in having international experiences, ensure training matches Juniata's institutional character, and help develop strong relationships key to improving our program's affordability and quality.
For semester and year programs:
A student who is deemed to have moderate need is eligible to receive $500.
A student who is deemed to have high need is eligible to receive $1,000.
For all short term study abroad programs which yield at least three credits and some short-term study abroad programs which yield one credit:
A student who is deemed to have moderate to high financial need is eligible to receive up to $500.
The Kepple Endowment is not intended for post-graduate opportunities.
A student may apply and receive grants for two different programs with the total amount not to exceed $1,000.
All students will apply with an essay and maintain eligibility for study abroad. The determination of need will be designated by the Office of Student Financial Planning. Eagles Abroad Scholars are ineligible to apply for the Kepple Endowment for the summer study program that is already supported by Juniata College. An Eagles Abroad Scholar may apply for year or semester support.
The 500-word essay prompt is: Juniata's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community. How will your participation on study abroad help you to become a person to serve and to lead ethically in the global community?
Fall Semester Programs
Summer Short-Term Programs
Spring Semester Programs
Winter Short-Term Programs. Winter awards will not be posted to the student account until the first week of January.
- Students who are awarded Kepple funds are expected to represent their host institution at the Study Abroad Fair upon returning from study abroad.
- Upon returning from study abroad, Kepple awardees must attend at least ONE re-entry event, known as “Coming Home Conversations.”
- Awardees are encouraged to create a blog of their time abroad, which may be shared on the Center for International Education Website and/or Facebook page.