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Education Abroad Scholarships

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Gilman Scholarship
NUTS & BOLTS
Broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
ELIGIBILITY
Must receive a US Federal Pell Grant
4 weeks or more in one country
Applying or accepted to a program
Receiving Academic Credit
US undergraduates in good standing

DEADLINES
Length of Program
WINTER/SPRING:
October 1
SUMMER:
March 4
FALL / AY:
March 4
• Diversity of Participant
• Country and Regional Destination
• Study of a “Critical Need Language”
• Fields of Study
• Academic Performance
• Length of Study
• Previous Study Abroad Experience
• Essays

MISSION
SUMMER: up to $3,000
SEMESTER: up to $5,000
LANGUAGE SUPPLEMENT: $3,000
AWARD AMOUNT
SELECTION CRITERIA
diversity of participant
This includes, but is not limited to, students studying in non-traditional locations, students of diverse ethnic backgrounds,, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and other personal factors that contribute to the student being non-traditional or under represented in study abroad
You must self-disclose: If
you don’t tell the reviewer,
they don’t know!

destination
One goal of the Gilman Program is to have students study in a diverse array of countries and world regions, particularly those countries outside of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Must make a strong case if going to more popular locations.
How well does your chosen country of study relate to your academic and future professional goals?

language acquisition
Students studying one of the languages
below are more competitive & are eligible for the Critical Need Language Award:
Arabic; Chinese; Bahasa Indonesia; Japanese; Turkic; Indic; Persian; Korean; Russian & Swahili

No previous experience in the language is necessary
fields of study & academic performance
Gilman encourages participation in a broad range of majors, especially in engineering and the sciences. The reviewer will consider academic performance and progress over time.
There is no minimum GPA

length of study & prior SA experience
Priority given to longer programs but a short length of study is ok if appropriate. Students who have not studied abroad are given priority

Travel abroad does not count against you!

essays
Most important factor in the application. This is your chance to personalize your application. Focus on the quality and feasibility of your essays as well as the potential impact the study abroad experience & Gilman award will have on your goals, future growth and achievement.
WRITE IN PARAGRAPH FORMAT &
COPY/PASTE FROM WORD INTO
THE TEXT BOXES PROVIDED

Statement of Purpose
Spend Time on your essays!
Start Early
Proofread (Have multiple people read it)
Work with writing center & academic advisor
Be Creative!
Tell your story
Describe what makes you unique
Focus!!
Make the academic & career connection clear
Focus on the impact your SA program & Gilman will have on your academic, personal and professional goals
Explain why you choose your specific program & location Don't leave anything open to assumption- say it!

2013 Gilman Facts
35%
Were first-generation college students

83%

Were the first in their family to study abroad

69%
Studied outside of Western Europe

77%
Studied a language, 49% of which were Critical Need Languages
8,500+
Scholarship applications received annually

2,000+
Scholarships awarded each year

63%
Would not have been able to study abroad without the scholarship
25
NAU students have received the Gilman for a total of $95,000 (
Since Fall 2011)

27%
of the NAU students who applied for Gilman received it!
Apply at:
www.iie.org/gilman
* BE SURE TO UPLOAD YOUR TRANSCRIPT
WELL BEFORE THE DEADLINE
Follow-on Project
Project should:
Promote study abroad/ Gilman Scholarship
Be feasible
Have a timeline to be completed within 6 months of return
Be Creative!
Make the project unique
Use your existing network and skills
Example Project
Focus!
On giving back
On the target audience and how they will be impacted

Notification
December
Early May
Late May
2,300 Gilman Scholarships will be awarded this academic year. Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award. 50 of these awards will be given
.
Award amount is determined by
length of program and student need.
LIMIT:
7,000 characters
Limit:
7,000 Characters
ASNAU Global Opportunity (GO) Scholarship
&
The CIE NO Excuses Scholarship
Boren Scholarship
Other Scholarships
Education Abroad Scholarships
U.S. citizen

An undergraduate at an accredited U.S. college

Not graduating until after Boren funding period

Planning to study in an eligible world region

Planning to study a foreign language
NUTS & BOLTS
Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
ELIGIBILITY
DEADLINES:
2014-15 Academic Year:
Jan 15
MISSION
SEMESTER: up to $10,000
YEAR: up to $20,000
AWARD AMOUNT
Late April:
Notification of award
Country and Regional Destination
Languages
Fields of Study
Length of Study
Commitment to Government Service
Preferences
destination
language
acquisition
Boren Scholars are interested in studying less commonly taught languages.
fields of study
Boren looks to fund students in fields that are critical to US national security
length of study
Special STEM Initiative:
$3,000 Summer (Min. 8 weeks)
Boren will accept applications for

non-preferred areas where the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.
Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study.
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a desire to work in the federal government
Commitment to Gov't Service
Application
Supplementary Materials:
2 Recommendation Letters
Transcript(s)
Study Abroad Program Description
Language Self-Assessment
Language Proficiency Form (optional)

Online Application Includes

Study Abroad Program Selection

Budget

2 Essays
Note:
National deadlines are for study
that will begin after June 1, 2014.
Essay #1: National Security/Future Career

• Significance of your study abroad experience (country/region, culture, language) to U.S. national security, broadly defined.

• How country, language, and program will help to achieve future career goals, including the service requirement.

• How skills gained as well as past experiences will help you fulfill the service requirement.

Essay #2: Study Abroad Program Description

• Study abroad program: courses, activities, support services, etc.

• Language component: formal and informal.

• Past experience and future language study plans.
Essays
If a Scholar or Fellow does not find a suitable position in one of the priority areas, they can pursue any position within the federal government that contributes to national security.
Service Requirement
After making a documented good-faith effort to find a position in the federal government, awardees may pursue positions in education directly related to the NSEP-funded language study or geographical experience.
In exchange for funding, Scholars and Fellows agree to seek employment in one of these priority areas:
NUTS & BOLTS
Financially assist NAU students to go abroad for academic credit. This scholarship is partially funded by the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), USAC Block Grants, and other funds contributed to and by the Center for International Education.

ELIGIBILITY
DEADLINES
Spring & Winter: October 15
Spring Break: January 15
Summer: March 15
Academic Year and Fall: April 1
MISSION
Max award: $1,000
AWARD AMOUNT
Notification
Nov. 1
Feb. 1
Apr. 1
Apr. 15
Award amount is determined by merit,
length of program and student need.
Application
Merit-based:
Based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record.
Student-specific:
Intended for applicants who initially qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history or other factors
Destination-specific:
Awarded to students planning to pursue a study abroad program in a particular country. They are awarded as an incentive to study in that country instead of elsewhere.
Program-specific:
Offered by individual study abroad programs and/or the colleges and universities where they may be associated to qualified applicants.
Scholarship Hunting Hints
Start Searching Early
Look for All Sorts of Scholarships
Program Selection Affects Your Scholarship Options
Be Creative
• Undergraduate or Graduate Student
• Minimum 2.5 GPA
Open to all students participating in an international program through the CIE
Online questionnaire
1 essay: Statement of Purpose
Follow-up for ASNAU GO Scholarship:
Each GO recipient student must complete a follow-up project that promotes local sustainability or education abroad programs to NAU students
Award is given through your NAU LOUIE account
Statement of Purpose:
Applicants discuss their:
specific study abroad program
Goals and how these goals connect to their program abroad.
Any challenges students faced in their decision to go abroad.
Follow-up projects need to be completed by the end of the semester following the education abroad program.
Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.
protecting and promoting American well-being
challenges of global society
sustainable development
environmental degradation
global disease & hunger
population growth
migration
economic competitiveness
A Note on National Security
Except for the study of French or Spanish, there are no language prerequisites. The Boren Awards can provide you with the funding necessary to begin your language study overseas.
Agricultural and Food Sciences

Area Studies

Business and Economics

Computer and Information Sciences

Foreign Languages

Health and Biomedical Science

History

International Affairs

Law

Mathematics

Sciences and Engineering

Social Sciences

Political Science and Policy Studies
Selection Process
1. Boren Awards preferences

2. A clear explanation of the relevance of the applicant’s country, language, and proposed program of study to U.S. national security,
3. Academic record and potential to succeed in the proposed program;
4. A serious commitment to develop and/or advance foreign language competency while overseas and upon return home;
5. Appropriateness, feasibility, and quality of the study abroad plan
evidence of cultural adaptability, flexibility, and maturity required to succeed abroad
Scholarship award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration for:
June:
Orientation in DC
Boren NAU Representative
Boren holds a broad definition of national security:
All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Including but not limited to:
Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
KARL DOERRY HONOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD
GRIP SCHOLARSHIP
JAPAN BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIP
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
FIND OTHER EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
at
EDABROAD.NAU.EDU

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