The Thomas R. Kepple, Jr. International Opportunities Endowment
Former Juniata President Thomas Kepple devoted funds and intellectual energy to strengthen Juniata's Center for International Education. The Kepple is intended for students with moderate to very high financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Planning.
Students with moderate to very high financial need, who are participating on semester, year, short-term courses yielding 3 credits and some short-term courses yielding 1 credit. Please check your financial need levels before applying, by writing to Student Financial Planning:
If you receive Pell Grants, you are eligible to apply for Kepple. Students who are designated as having unknown need will be reviewed for eligibility based on financial aid and scholarships awarded through Juniata.
Eagles Abroad scholars are not eligible to receive Kepple grants for the summer study period. They may apply for the semester or year period.
St. Andrews recipients are not eligible to receive Kepple grants for the year covered by the St. Andrews award.
All students will apply with an essay and maintain eligibility for study abroad.
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 and Year Programs
Funds will be disbursed to your bank account after add/drop in the fall.
Winter Short-Term Programs
Applications submitted as early as October 20 will be reviewed on a regular basis. Applications will not be accepted after December 1.
Funds will be disbursed to your bank account after the abroad component begins. Generally, this is the first week of January.
Spring Semester Programs
Funds will be disbursed to your bank account after add/drop in the spring.
Summer Short-Term Programs
Applications submitted as early as February 20 will be reviewed on a regular basis. Applications will not be accepted after May 1.
Funds will be disbursed to your bank account after the abroad component begins. Generally, this is the week after graduation.
For semester and year programs:
A student who is deemed to have moderate need is eligible to receive up to $500.
A student who is deemed to have high to very high need is eligible to receive $1,500.
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.
- A student may apply and receive grants for multiple programs abroad with the total amount not to exceed $1,500.
- Kepple recipients are expected to represent their host institution at the Study Abroad Fair upon returning from study abroad. Upon returning from semester-long study abroad, Kepple awardees must attend at least ONE re-entry event, known as “Coming Home Conversations.”
- Kepple Funding is not intended for post-graduate opportunities.