Boardman Family Study Abroad Endowment Fund

The Boardman Family Study Abroad Endowment Fund was established in 2011 by James R. Boardman '65 and his wife Hsiao-lien.  It is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University that provides annual travel assistance to students who travel to East Asia for study abroad and internship opportunities. Although preference is given to students traveling to China and Japan, the award can be given to deserving students traveling to other parts of Asia. The fund is administered by the Department Head of the East Asian Languages and Literature Department in close consultation with the Dean of the College and the Director of International Education.  The Department of EALL typically makes about six awards of about $1,500.00 each annually.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for this scholarship for all possible semesters of study or internship will be a single date: November 15 of each year (If November 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the application form is due the following Monday).  Interested students should contact Professor Janet Ikeda, EALL Department Head ( or Tel. 540-458-8936) with questions or for more information. Applications should be submitted using the online form (below).

From Fall 2018: Students receiving full need-based funding from W&L for Spring Term Abroad courses will not be eligible for additional Boardman funds. If you have questions about your financial status, please contact the Financial Aid Office.  Boardman funds cannot be used for an opportunity or study program after you graduate from W&L.

Boardman Application Link