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|Balfour International Exchange Scholarship Guidelines|
PHI DELTA PHI LEGAL INSTITUTE’S
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GUIDELINES
The International Exchange Scholarship is a $2,500 USD award and is given based on interest income generated by the International Scholarship Award Fund.
The International Exchange Scholarship may be used to pay for travel, living, and incidental expenses in order to pursue one semester or a summer course of study at a law school located in a country different from where the candidate's current law school is located during next summer or during next year's school year.
The Committee will choose no more than three candidates from among those applications submitted by the Inns and will forward one copy of the application for each Province candidate to International Headquarters on or before November 15. Applications will be collected and forwarded to the Justices of Phi Delta Phi’s Court of Appeals.
NOTE: As part of the submission, the Province President shall include a ranking of the Province candidates by the Committee and may, should the Committee so desire, provide any additional submissions regarding service to the Inn or Phi Delta Phi by the candidates for consideration by the Court of Appeals. Should the submissions be received by Headquarters without such ranking, then Headquarters shall secure such ranking prior to sending the entries to the Court of Appeals.
The Court of Appeals will determine the recipients of the International Exchange Scholarship based on scholastic merit. The Court of Appeals will take into consideration class rank, number of students in the class, difficulty of the law school program, and foreign language proficiency. If several candidates are comparable in scholarship, the Court may take into consideration other activities within the law school, or without, which reflect on the quality of the student's scholastic achievement. There is no requirement that there be any scholarship winners in a given year or that each Province have scholarship winners.
The recipient of the International Exchange Scholarship award will be announced on the Phi Delta Phi Web Site, www.phideltaphi.org, on or before January 31.
Before the award check is sent to the winner, International Headquarters must receive (1) a letter from the law school chosen by the winner confirming admittance of the winning candidate to the course of study and (2) a letter from the Phi Delta Phi Inn at the law school confirming that members of the Inn will provide housing for the winner.
Within thirty days of the end of the course of study, a letter from the chosen law school confirming that the winner completed the course of study with satisfactory attendance must be filed with International Headquarters. IF NOT DULY FILED, THE WINNER WILL BE OBLIGATED TO REIMBURSE THE AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP TO PHI DELTA PHI INTERNATIONAL.