Professional Development Award Application

**LA Away will once again be accepting applications when the Program resumes in-person operations.

The LA Study Away Program is dedicated to providing an integrated academic, professional and residential experience for its students. To support two outstanding candidates in their endeavor, we are excited to announce a competitive scholarship contest with two separate awards, one for $2,000 and a second for $1,000. All applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, academic achievement, and work/creative experience. Priority is given to students who are not eligible for the Lew Klein or the CLA Internship Award.

**Deadline: Last day of program application period each semester.


  1. Full-time Temple University student

  2. Junior or senior status

  3. GPA of 3.2 or above

  4. Scholarship deliverables at the end of the semester including:

    • A video self-portrait of your experience, how it met or changed expectations, and your anticipated next steps. (1-2 minutes. Well-produced iPhone footage is acceptable.)

    • A 5-year plan of your goals.

Selection Process:

  1. All completed applications with supporting materials are considered.

  2. Essays are reviewed by the Program Director and the Faculty Director, and are evaluated based on content, grammar, style, and clarity.

  3. Statements of financial need (included in application), as well as rankings from Student Financial Services, are considered.

  4. Professional and internship experiences, on-campus activities, student productions, and other extra-curricular activities are also factored into the selection process. 

  5. All applications are ranked based on the overall quality of their content. 

Award and Notification:

  1. The LA Study Away Professional Development Award may only be used for an LA Study Away semester.

  2. All students are notified of the status of their application via email. Recipients have one week to respond with a professional email of thanks to the Directors of the program.  If a response is not received within a week, the award will be granted to the runners-up.


Include semester and year.
Or last 4 digits of your SSN#
Round to the nearest tenth - i.e. 3.45 = 3.5

* Indicates Required Field

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