Chancellor’s scholarships are the premiere awards extended by the Study Abroad Office. At $2,500 each, these are the largest single scholarships given to students and as a result, they are extremely competitive. Chancellor’s recipients represent a diverse group of students that seek to study abroad and to then help other students follow in their footsteps.
2015-2016 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipients
|Ricardo||Aldape||United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture||Horticultural Science|
|Matthew||Ball||Prague Institute: Civil and Construction Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|Kaley||Brown||United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture||Animal Science|
|Natalie||Buitrago||Belize: Global Health and Psychology||Polymer & Color Chemistry, Human Biology|
|Christina||Burnham||Namibia: African Ecology & Conservation||Poultry Science and Zoology|
|Tiara||Butler-Smith||Bahamas: Biological Science on Andros Island||Biochemistry & Biology: ecology, evolution, and conservation|
|Samarth||Chokshi||China: Operations & Human Resource Management||Business IT|
|Patrick||Conner||Namibia: African Ecology & Conservation||Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology|
|Natalie||Doan-Dunnum||University of Copenhagen||Communication|
|Adam (Robert)||Dugger||Independent Study: NC State-Affiliated Group (Galapagos Islands / New York City)||Veterinary Medicine|
|Brandon||Edwards||Prague Institute||Graphic Design|
|Landon||Fernandez||Peru: Spanish Language & Peruvian Culture||Aerospace Engineering|
|Arthur||Freeman||Kwansei Gakuin University||Philosophy|
|Rebeka||Galeano||Monash University||Biological Sciences and Sociology|
|Destinee||Gray||NC State in the United Kingdom: London General Studies||English|
|Shaquilla||Hamlett||Independent Study Abroad – Heredia, Costa Rica||Animal Science|
|Kiyana||Harris||Belize||Masters of Physiology|
|Marra||Holmes||Belize: Global Health and Psychology||Biological Sciences|
|Brian||Kesselring||University of Wollongong||Polymer and Color Chemistry|
|Francis||Kuczkowski||Prague Institute: Civil and Construction Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|Ruth Shinyang||Lee||Semester in Spain: Language and Culture||International Studies|
|Kai Anthony||McNeil||Netherlands: Film, English, and Communication||Comm-Media|
|Rushikumar||Patel||Lund University||Computer Engineering|
|Troi||Perkins||Nicaragua: Tropical Wildlife||Zoology and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology|
|Zoe||Phinazee||Hong Kong: Global Textile and Apparel Industry||Fashion and Textile Management|
|Luis||Pizarro||China: Operations & Human Resource Management||Accounting/ International Studies|
|Paola||Rodriguez||United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture||Animal Science|
|Amanda||Sanchez||New Zealand: Sustaining Human Culture and Natural Environments||Science, Technology and Society|
|Vishal||Shah||China: Operations & Human Resource Management||Business Administration|
|Alix||Vo||University of Surrey||Comm-Media|
|Marina||Weissman||Spain: Language, Technology, and Culture in Segovia||environmental engineering|
|Amber||Whitley||NC State in the United Kingdom: London General Studies||Biology and Psychology|
|James||Wilson||University of Adelaide||Animal Science|
|Emily||Zucker||University of Ghana||Mathematics and Statistics|
The Study Abroad Office Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee looks at several underrepresented categories when choosing from applicants. These are financial need, major, ethnicity, gender, and first generation students. Preference is given to students that have not studied abroad previously. Highlighted individual factors may change based on the current study abroad population but none will disqualify a student. For example, males are currently underrepresented in study abroad and are thus a group actively sought for Chancellor’s awards. However, the majority of awards still go to female candidates. The single most important factor in the success of an application is the essay section written by students.
Are there restrictions on applying to the Chancellor’s scholarship?
There are no restrictions beyond the general scholarship requirements. Students must be studying abroad on a credit-bearing program during the applicable scholarship cycle. Scholarship applications can be started here.
What are the requirements for Chancellor’s award winners?
Recipients must attend a short training session given by our office and then participate in a combination of volunteer work and outreach to groups that underrepresented in study abroad. They must also attend the annual Chancellors Scholarship Reception which usually takes place during the spring semester.
Are there any additional perks to being a Chancellor’s award winner?
Some recipients will be invited by our office to participate in special events as a representative of all study abroad students. For example, a recipient was recently invited to speak at a reception before an NC State home basketball game. This included VIP passes and a free ticket. Additional opportunities for speaking and networking may be available depending on the needs of our office.