Chatham University is very fortunate to be part of the Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership. In addition to a $5000 scholarship to be used toward study abroad during the summer after sophomore or junior year, this leadership program provides up to three Chatham undergraduate women with a comprehensive leadership development program. Entry into the program is competitive and students must meet eligibility and application requirements. Awardees agree to participate in pre-departure and returnee retreats, as well as participate in a Community Engagement Experience in the fall semester following studying abroad. During summer of 2016, the three Chatham VIH awardees are studying in Iceland, Scotland and Cuba.
Applications for the 2017 cohort are due on November 1. To learn more, including eligibility requirements, please see http://www.viraheinz.pitt.edu/.
VIH awardee (2015) and Chatham graduate (2016) Meg Scanlon in Italy