NATIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA OFFICE OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
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The Gilman International Scholarship Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Freeman-ASIA Awards Other Opportunities
What are the benefits of applying for competitive national awards?
Working with the Office of National Scholarships creates a ripple effect of positive change for students. It can open doors to future research, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities. Personalized advising helps students realize options beyond what they may have thought possible. In a survey of Summer 2018 Gilman Scholarship applicants, students reported the following benefits after working with ONS:
64% Improved writing skills
More prepared to study abroad
86% Clarified future goals
If you are interested in exploring further opportunities through the Office of National Scholarships, please contact us at email@example.com or visit usf.edu/ons.
WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS? The USF Office of National Scholarships (ONS) advises and mentors students through competitive national scholarship applications. We use a purpose-driven and intentional approach to student success. This means that we help students reflect on their own passions and goals to help them find opportunities that will move them forward personally, academically, and professionally. As part of our office's application processes, we assist students with essay writing, acquisition of reference letters, application questions, mock interviewing, and more.
What do students have to say? "The one-on-one mentoring allowed me to ask all of the questions that I had and receive thorough explanations that emails don't always provide." "I've never written such beautiful essays before. This process was incredible." "I feel that I am better able to connect my academic pursuits with personal passions. I can now integrate my personality into professional writing in a way that does not hinder it, but improves it." "Through this process I was able to figure out exactly what I want to get out of my study abroad experience, in regards to not only going abroad but coming back. It allowed me to see how this program will affect me forever, both emotionally and academically."
What's Inside? This guide features four national scholarships that can be applied to study abroad programs for undergraduate students. Advisors in the Office of National Scholarships are able to mentor students through the application processes for all of these awards. In the back of the guide, readers will also find information on other opportunities including USF Education Abroad Scholarships and other highly competitive programs that may provide full scholarships upon award.
Please enjoy a few of the many successful stories of students at USF who have been awarded national scholarships to study or intern abroad. These students come from a variety of backgrounds and majors and travel to many different destinations.
Mabel Proenza received both the Gilman International Scholarship and a Freeman-ASIA Award to study abroad in China for a summer after her first year at USF. She studied Chinese language and culture and plans to one day become a foreign service officer.
Jimmy Luu received a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship to study international marketing for a summer in England. Jimmy is currently a student in the Zimmerman Advertising Program and plans to become a graphic designer and photographer.
Marcia Williams was awarded the Gilman International Scholarship to study comparative healthcare systems in Italy. She is a biomedical sciences major and plans to attend graduate school in biomedical engineering and eventually work with prosthetics.
Kilian Kelly traveled to the Dominican Republic on a service learning trip with the USF Honors College. Following that experience, he was awarded the Gilman International Scholarship to return to the DR during the summer to participate in a community health internship.
Andrea Martin received the Gilman Scholarship to study Spanish in Costa Rica. She plans to use her knowledge of language and culture to bring perspective to her writing in her future journalism career.
Marco Terron-Barreto was awarded the Gilman International Scholarship for his study abroad program in Ghana, where he created an educational curriculum for a local orphanage. He plans to attend medical school, become a plastic surgeon, and travel to underdeveloped countries to serve people with facial abnormalities or injuries.
THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP THE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS UP TO $5,000 TO APPLY TO THE COST OF A STUDY OR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ABROAD, OR UP TO $8,000 FOR A PROGRAM STUDYING A CRITICAL LANGUAGE.
Eligibility | Application US Citizen Pell Grant Recipient 3 Weeks+ Program Credit-bearing
Essays (2-3) Online Application Official Transcript
APPLICATION DEADLINES: SPRING/SUMMER TRAVEL: EARLY OCTOBER SUMMER/FALL/FULL-YEAR TRAVEL: EARLY MARCH
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gilmanscholarship.org
Fund for Education Abroad FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD OFFERS A VARIETY OF SCHOLARSHIPS BETWEEN $1,250 AND $10,000 DEPENDING ON PROGRAM LENGTH. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO FIRSTGENERATION STUDENTS, ETHNIC MINORITIES, AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Eligibility | Application US Citizen/Permanent Resident 4 Weeks+ Program Credit-bearing
Essays (2) Online Application Unofficial Transcript Recommendation (1) Financial Aid Form
APPLICATION DEADLINES: SUMMER/FALL/FULL-YEAR TRAVEL: MID-JANUARY SPRING TRAVEL: MID-SEPTEMBER
For more information, email email@example.com or visit fundforeducationabroad.org
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants PHI KAPPA PHI AWARDS 75 STUDENTS OF MEMBER INSTITUTIONS $1,000 STUDY ABROAD GRANTS EACH YEAR.
Eligibility | Application 3.75+ GPA Credit-bearing
Essay (1) Online Application Official Transcript Recommendations (2)
APPLICATION DEADLINES: SESSION A: MID-FEBRUARY SESSION B: MID-SEPTEMBER For more information , email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit apply.phikappaphi.org/awards
Freeman-ASIA Awards FREEMAN-ASIA AWARDS STUDENTS WITH HIGH FINANCIAL NEED BETWEEN $3,000 AND $7,000 TO STUDY ABROAD IN EAST OR SOUTHEAST ASIA DEPENDING ON PROGRAM LENGTH.
Eligibility | Application US Citizen/Permanent Resident High Financial Need 8 Weeks+ Program Credit-bearing 2.8+ GPA
Essay (2) Online Application Official Transcript
APPLICATION DEADLINES: SPRING TRAVEL: EARLY OCTOBER SUMMER TRAVEL: EARLY MARCH FALL/FULL-YEAR TRAVEL: EARLY APRIL
For more information , email email@example.com or visit iie.org/freeman-asia
Other opportunities for undergraduate travel through ONS Boren Awards Boren Scholarships are unique funding opportunities for undergraduate students to study lesscommonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. national security interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. The scholarship is up to $20,000, which can be applied to a variety of programs. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government in the field of national security for at least one year after graduation.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programs for first-year and secondyear students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage, and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Students are eligible to receive academic credit. Must have a 3.7 GPA to apply. This program is fully funded upon admission.
DAAD Scholarships & DAAD RISE The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards scholarships to undergraduates from all academic disciplines including the fields of music, art, and performing arts, to study abroad at German universities or for intensive German-language programs in Germany. RISE Germany offers undergraduates the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students must be studying biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field.
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an overseas intensive language program and structured cultural enrichment experience designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security. This program is fully funded upon admission.
For more information on these opportunities and more, please visit www.usf.edu/ons or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other USF Funding Opportunities Diversity Abroad Scholarships University of South Florida students are eligible to apply for scholarships to study abroad. There are a range of options, including region and season specific scholarships. For more information, visit diversityabroad.com/scholarships
USF Education Abroad Scholarships The USF Education Abroad Office also offers their own limited supplemental scholarships. To be eligible for USF Education Abroad Scholarships, you must submit your program application by the priority deadline and follow instructions for committing to your program. For more information and more comprehensive lists of scholarships and scholarship search engines, visit the Education Abroad website. educationabroad.global.usf.edu Home page ---> Students ---> Scholarships & Funding
Learn more about the many study abroad scholarships available at USF!