Available: August 16, 2013
Due: September 23, 2013
Available: November 25, 2013
Due: January 24, 2014
Please review the qualifications for each scholarship, and indicate on the application questionnaire all scholarships for which you wish to be considered. Please apply only for those scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements.
***PLEASE NOTE: Paper copies of recommendations will not be accepted for the scholarship process. For us to consider your application complete, we must have the online version of your recommendation for the scholarship.
General Scholarship Criteria:
Each scholarship has its own focus and weighs criteria differently; for specific scholarship requirements consult the "Scholarship Descriptions" sheet. In general, however, most scholarships are awarded on the basis of a combination of some or all of the following criteria:
Choice of a program and location that directly complements the student's academic, personal and/or career goals. The application should clearly demonstrate the students purpose and perceived benefits.
A strong academic record is important for many but not all committees.
Choice of a program that enables a student to leave the familiar and thereby grow academically, culturally and personally. Programs providing experiences that may not be gained at NC State are preferred. Students are encouraged to go to a country or region in which they have not already lived or studied extensively.
Previous experience abroad: All things being equal, an applicant who has NOT lived or studied abroad will often be given preference over one who has already been abroad.
Strong communication skills, which indicate an applicant's ability to serve as an articulate and thoughtful ambassador.
Strong financial need as described by the applicant is a consideration for some committees. This can include any special circumstances not typically considered for standard financial aid eligibility.
Ability to promote study abroad: Some committees will give preference to students who intend to study at NC State for at least one semester following the experience and who demonstrate their commitment and willingness to assist in promoting international education at NC State.
Again, please keep in mind that each selection committee will consider some but not necessarily all of the above criteria.
Numerous scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to students participating in programs during the summer or academic year. Applicants must complete at least one semester at NC State prior to participation in the study abroad program. You may apply for scholarships even if you have not yet applied for your Study Abroad program. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria (see Scholarship Criteria) with an emphasis on financial need.
Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students selected to blog while abroad for the SAO blog "Notes from Abroad". Students who are studying abroad in Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 are eligible to apply. Applicants must complete the SAO Blogger Application (accessed in the scholarship application), a scholarship application, and must agree to submit one pre-departure post, a minimum of three blog posts a month and one post-return post. Bloggers selected for the scholarship will provide interesting and creative dialogue covering a wide-variety of subjects concerning study abroad, academics, culture shock, and experiences at their location, by focusing on a theme or set of topics that is unique to their time abroad. This scholarship is not intended for students who wish to blog in a diary format or focus on travel highlights.
These awards are for students who will be participating in study abroad programs in Africa or the African Diaspora (areas with a significant African descended population) or for programs where the subject matter of study is related to these issues. The granting of scholarship awards is based on academic qualifications, the appropriateness and quality of planned study or project in the designated country, and the availability of funds. Scholarship recipients must agree to submit a written report on their experience no later than one month after their return to the United States to the awarding committee through the Study Abroad Office.
Undergraduate residents of any NC State residence hall are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship to assist in their academic-related travels abroad. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership during their time at NC State and have significant need for financial assistance. It is required that the recipient currently reside in Global Village, resided previously, or space permitting will reside the semester/year following their study abroad experience program abroad. It is also expected that the scholarship recipient will put on a presentation to the Alexander/Carroll residents about their trip when they return.
Please note: The Global Village Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the fall scholarship application process.
Part of the Inter-Residence Council's mission is to provide on-campus residents with the opportunity to expand their horizons and grow during their time living with us. We believe that the study abroad experience is too important to miss out on, so we are providing $1000 to be used in multiple scholarships for students toward the cost of their trip. Applicants must be currently living on campus (part of University Housing) and they must also live on campus for the fall semester following their trip abroad so that they have the opportunity to share their experiences with others in the on campus community. It is also expected that they give a brief (5-10 minute) presentation to the Inter-Residence Council after their trip so that we can see what they got out of the trip.
Please note: The On-Campus Resident Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the fall scholarship application process.
The College of Education encourages our students to take advantage of the opportunity to study education outside of the United States by awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to support study abroad. The following criteria will be considered in selecting award recipients:
Student's first major must be in the College of Education.
Student must be enrolled full time.
Student must have completed two semesters in College of Education by time of travel.
Student must have a 3.0 GPA at time of application.
Preference will be given to students who have actively participated in College of Education clubs and organizations.
College of Education graduate students may also apply for this award if they have a 3.5 GPA or higher and are enrolled full time. Award recipient is required to share knowledge gained through study abroad experience with College of Education students upon return through a presentation, written piece or other activity agreed upon with College of Education advisor.
Please note: The College of Education Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the spring scholarship application process.
The College of Engineering is offering $500 scholarships or more. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and be a full-time undergraduate major in engineering. Preference will be given to students who have participated in engineering sponsored organizations or programs, particularly in a leadership capacity. It is expected that the scholarship recipients will deliver a presentation to the E-Council upon return.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will award a number of scholarships during the spring scholarship application process. Applicants must be enrolled in at least one CHASS major. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences considers academic performance, relevance of study abroad to the student's academic program, and the student's statement of purpose in evaluating applications. Requirements include a minimum 3.0 GPA and the completion of one semester at NC State prior to participation in the study abroad program. Recipients are required to participate in one CHASS Study Abroad Development activity upon completing their experience abroad. Preference will be given to participants in CHASS led study abroad experiences.
Please note: The CHASS Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the spring scholarship application process.
A generous gift from David M. and Shreita T. Powers provides for one study abroad scholarship of $2,000 to be awarded to an undergraduate student demonstrating significant financial need. Preference will be given to applicants with strong communication skills. Upon return from studying abroad, recipients of this scholarship will be invited to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Powers, and to share information and insights about their study abroad experience.
Please note: The David & Shreita Powers Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the fall scholarship application process.
The Poole College of Management is offering two (2) $500 scholarships to COM majors. Application requirements include a minimum 3.5 GPA and the completion of two semesters at NC State prior to participation in the study abroad program. Preference will be given to students participating in the Hamilton Scholars program.
Please note: The Poole College of Management Study Abroad Scholarships are only available during the spring scholarship application process.
The W. Grant Johnston International Business Award is a one-time award open to an enrolled Poole College of Management undergraduate student who is a North Carolina resident. The purpose of this award is to help with costs of studying/working abroad. Residency will be determined by a student's Residency Status in MyPack Portal.
Poole College of Management Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
The Poole College of Management will be awarding multiple scholarships to Poole College of Management majors who will start a summer study abroad program before the end of the first summer session based on the availability of funds. (Please note this is a second Poole College of Management Scholarship and students interested in both should apply to both.)
Please note: The Poole College of Management Summer Study Abroad Scholarships are only available during the spring scholarship application process.
The Committee on International Programs (CIP) has funding available for a number of $1000 awards. Applicants must complete at least one semester at NC State prior to participation in the study abroad program. You may apply for scholarships even if you have not yet applied for your Study Abroad program. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria with an emphasis on academic record.
Friends of the Gregg General Scholarship: FOG are offering scholarships for students planning to enroll in a course with an art emphasis as part of an NC State summer study abroad program. These would include summer programs such as London, Oxford, Vienna, Prague, Florence, and Ghana. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of two semesters at NC State with at least a 3.0 GPA and who will have at least one year of study at NC State remaining after completing the study abroad program. The students must enroll in the art or design course for a grade. Preference will be given to applicants with limited travel abroad experience who are interested in the visual arts and are active in student or community organizations.
Two $1,000 scholarships to encourage students to study abroad in a country of the student's major language of study are available to foreign language majors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants will be evaluated based on their application essay which considers the following criteria: how the study abroad experience will enhance the student's academic performance and career goals, impact the NC State community and the host country, and assist the student in meeting his or her financial needs.
Please note: The L.I. Felner Scholarship is only available during the spring scholarship application process.
2) Quality of Writing. The applicant must demonstrate good writing ability. The application will be evaluated on its logical coherence, grammar, spelling and punctuation--basic writing skills
3) Program Relevance. The applicant must justify the selected program and
indicate how the curriculum and experience to be gained will contribute to
his/her education and professional (career) development goals.
4) Context. The application should contain some (however minimal) discussion of the country in which the program is being held, and how the exposure to that country's culture will increase the student's cultural competence, thereby underscoring Item 3 above.
5) Output. The successful applicant will be required create a blog and to post regularly on that blog while abroad. The blog must discuss and describe the academic and cultural learning that is being acquired while abroad and, in general, demonstrate the extent to which the overall study abroad goals are being achieved. The student will be free to comment on what works and what does not work for him/her. Finally, the student must send the link to the blog to the CHASS IP Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that it may be linked to the CHASS IP blog.
Ten or more scholarships of $2,000 to $2,500 will be awarded to students from underrepresented groups who describe in their scholarship applications a clear plan for how, after returning from their international experience, they will reach out to other students who are less likely to study abroad, and help support goals to increase the racial/ethnic, gender, and academic diversity of study abroad participants. Preference is given to students with high financial need, to first-generation college students, and to those who have limited or no previous experience abroad. Award recipients will be required to report to the Chancellor about their international experience, make presentations in multiple settings, and be willing to participate in videotaped interviews.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have completed at least one semester at NC State prior to participation in the study abroad program. Applicants’ first major must be in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and they must be making progress towards their Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources degrees. Preference will be given to students proposing study abroad that will significantly enhance their study program, e.g. by giving them their first international experience, or by studying in a program directly related to their major.
Please note: The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Study Abroad Scholarship is only available during the spring scholarship application process.
Please send a note of thanks or a short report on your experience to the scholarship sponsor when you return from studying abroad. Thank you notes can be sent care of the Study Abroad Office, and we will forward them to the appropriate committee(s). Our scholarship funding is not guaranteed on an ongoing basis, and a letter would help us make future requests to donors. Also, upon your return you may be asked to help us spread the word about Study Abroad, and we hope you will volunteer to share your experiences with other students through our outreach programs.
Dates / Deadlines:
PLEASE NOTE: Program Start and End Dates listed on the Study Abroad website are estimates; they do not reflect the actual start and end dates for semester and year long programs. Students are responsible for obtaining the correct arrival and departure dates directly from their host institution or program provider.