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.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Winners for 2014-2015:
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.