Each year, three Temple students are selected to participate in the Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women, Non-Binary, and Transgender Global Leaders. Program participants receive a summer study abroad scholarship of at least $5,000.
The VIH Program, designed to prepare scholars for tomorrow's global challenges, has four principal components: the student's summer study abroad experience, a community engagement project, and two weekend-long, intensive leadership development retreats.
Students must be sophomores or juniors at the time of application (i.e. must have completed . In addition to reading all of the application instructions on the Vira I. Heinz website, all Temple students should read the Temple University supplemental information and instructions.
- No previous international experience
- Undergraduate women, non-binary, transgender students of sophomore or junior status at one of the VIH institutions
- U.S. Citizen
- Full-time student status for at least two terms with a Baccalaureate degree in progress
- QPA of not less than 3.0
- Will return to your university/college as a full-time student during the fall semester following the study abroad experience
- International experience must take place in one country (no multi-country experiences); it must be accredited and last for at least 28 days
- Commit to attend all activities during two mandatory weekend conferences: one during the spring term prior to studying abroad and one during the fall following the study abroad experience
- Commit to meeting all of the requirements of the VIH Program, including, but not limited to: a) submitting an Experience Report; b) completing a CEE & submitting a CEE report by January 30; c) completing all assignments for the two retreats; d) assisting with marketing the VIH Program on your campus.