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Thomas and Anne Walker award for Latin American Studies

2022-2023 Application deadline: October 7, 2022

The Center for International Studies is thrilled to announce its second annual call for applications for undergraduate or graduate funding from the Thomas and Anne Walker Latin American Studies Endowment. 

Founded in honor of Dr. Thomas Walker, professor emeritus of Political Science and longtime director of the Latin American Studies program at Ohio University, and his wife Anne Walker, the Walker Fund provides financial support for students whose research and academic pursuits advance the study of Latin America and awareness of the region and its global relevance.  

A $700 award will be granted for the 2022-23 academic year. Latin American Studies graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be enrolled OHIO students or have been accepted for admission to the university and must demonstrate academic merit. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.  

Applications must include a 500-word word narrative that explains how the funds will be used to support research or academic work in the field of Latin American Studies. Additionally, the application should include a CV, a transcript or DARS, and contact information for two (2) references familiar with the applicant’s academic performance and/or research. Please submit all application materials to Dr. Joanna Mitchell ( by 10/7/2022.


Boundless Scholarship

The Boundless Scholarship provides support for any Center for International Studies undergraduate or graduate students (majors, minors, certificates as well as Global Leadership Center students) pursuing a variety of study away experiences, including domestic and international study away programs, student exchanges, internships, volunteer opportunities and research.

Eligibility (applicant must qualify in all categories)

  • Degree-seeking OHIO students.
  • Center for International Studies (CIS) students: undergraduate major, minor and certificate students, graduate students or Global Leadership Center students.
  • Awards must benefit a study away experience, including domestic and international study away programs, student exchanges, internships, volunteer opportunities and research.
  • Applicants must have identified their study away experience, even if still in the planning phase.
  • Minimum duration of travel will be two weeks.

Application and Personal Essay Instructions

The application is located at this page

Applications must be completed in one login session. If you log out, your work will not be saved. Have all required information and materials ready before you start an application.

In the personal essay, tell us about yourself and describe why you wish to study, intern, volunteer or conduct research away and how the experience fits into your academic work with CIS. What factors led to this decision? What do you hope to gain from and what do you anticipate will be the impact of your experience? What initially inspired you to travel to this particular host location? In addition, describe your proposed study, intern, volunteer, or research experience and what factors led you to select this opportunity and the length of stay on-site. This essay should be double-spaced and one to two pages long. You will be prompted to upload the essay to this application.