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Gasque Study in Britain Scholarship

The Gasque Study in Britain Scholarship  was endowed through the generosity of Thomas Gasque and Alice Gasque, who were professors in the Department of English at USD.

The recipient of the Gasque Scholarship is selected based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates will be enrolled in or accepted by USD and meet all USD requirements to be a student in good standing.
  • Candidates will be accepted in an approved international study exchange program involving England, Scotland, Wales, or Ireland, or have specific plans to study in the same.
  • Candidates will have achieved a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) or higher and will have completed their freshman year by the time the study abroad begins.
  • Candidates will have a demonstrated need for financial assistance in order to study abroad (financial aid documentation provided by USD).
  • Candidates will provide a brief statement of what they hope to accomplish while studying abroad (this may be the same statement they submitted with their program application).
  • Candidates agree to write an eight-to-ten page paper, upon their return, about their experiences studying abroad.
  • In instances where all other considerations are equal, preference for Gasque Endowment stipends will be given to English majors. 

The scholarship may be used toward tuition, room and board, airfare, or any other legitimate expenses during study in Great Britain in the upcoming term.  Up to $2000 in funding will be provided.  This scholarship is in addition to any Promise/Coyote Commitment scholarship already awarded.

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, submit the form below and email the following items to english@usd.edu by April 10 (for the upcoming summer, fall, and/or spring semesters), to the attention of Darlene Farabee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English.  (Applicants can also bring application materials to the English Department, Dakota Hall 212.)

  1. A one-page statement of purpose in which you explain your plan and your reasons for study abroad in Britain.  This letter must also explain what you hope to accomplish through the study-abroad experience.
  2. Documentation that you have been accepted into an exchange program, or a detailed plan of how you intend to pursue your studies without participation in such a program. (If needed, scan these documents in order to email them, or bring them to the English Department, as noted above.)
  3. Your transcript (to access it, log into WebAdvisor; under the heading Academic Profile, select Unofficial Transcript/Course History).


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