Scholarships Awarded by R-MC

Funds awarded by R-MC to support study abroad

R-MC students can apply for several sources of financial support for their study abroad experiences. They are the result of generous contributions to the college by alumni, or in one case, a former faculty member.  

R-MC Study Abroad Travel Grants

Need-based awards for travel to semester study abroad programs in any country outside the US. Award amounts vary; they may cover up to half the cost of airfare. Applications are due in April (for study abroad in fall) and in October (for the following spring semester).  

The Gray Fund for International Study

The Gray Fund for International Study was established in honor of Anne Marie Gray, whose husband, William Cabell Gray, graduated from R-MC in 1933. The fund is to benefit students who have demonstrated financial need and wish to study abroad, with preference given to students studying the humanities. Applications are due in April (for study abroad in fall) and in October (for the following spring semester). 

The VFIC Experiential Learning Fellowship

The Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges awards $2,000 to one or more students with demonstrated financial need at each VFIC institution to enable them to pursue experiential educational experiences, in this case, semester abroad. Students agree to write a brief report about their time abroad after their return.

The Meade Family Scholarship for J-term or semester abroad

Made possible by Mr. Michael Meade, R-MC class of 2004, and the Meade family, this scholarship encourages students to express their passion for study abroad in creative, artistic ways; financial need is not a consideration. Any student participating in a J-term study/travel course or semester abroad can apply. 

R-MC students minoring or majoring in French have unique study abroad funding opportunities, as well:

The Carrell Aid Program

Established by former R-MC faculty member Susan L. Carrell, this program supports travel expenses for R-MC students studying abroad in France (including dependencies). Students must be majoring or minoring in French and have demonstrated financial need. Awards vary based on the actual costs of travel to the host site.

The Barbara S. Doggett French Fellowship and Scholarship

Robert V. Doggett, Jr., R-MC class of 1957, has established these awards in honor of his wife, Barbara S. Doggett, who was a lifelong Francophile. The merit-based Doggett Fellowship is for French majors or minors studying abroad for a semester or year in a French-speaking country. The Doggett Scholarships are intended to support aspiring majors and minors early on in their study of French. Recipients send a letter of thanks to the donor or his designated representatives, as well as a brief written reflection at the conclusion of their study abroad experience.

The Georgina Childs and Marcelle Prat de Jouvenel Scholarship

Established by the late Hon. J. Rives Childs ’12, this scholarship provides in alternating years a full year of study at the University of Nice in France for a Randolph-Macon student, and a year’s study at R-MC for a student of the University of Nice. It may be divided by two R-MC students who each spend one semester in Nice. R-MC recipients are selected by the French faculty on the basis of merit from among the students currently majoring in French. Contact the OIE or the French faculty for more information.