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Finding and Applying for Scholarships and Awards at Indiana University

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by Paul Fogleman on 10 April 2014

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Finding and Applying for Scholarships and Awards at Indiana University


Paul Fogleman
Undergraduate Scholars Office

Elizabeth Lambert
Grad Grants Center

Alex Strong
Grad Grants Center
The Career Reference section of the library has a number of extensive indexes.
Undergraduate and graduate students can use the databases and access the materials made available by the GradGrants Center. Graduate students can make appointments to meet with the GradGrants staff for individual consultations.
Last bits before we part:

Start applications early.

Find successful examples of the award you are applying to - contact Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@iu.edu).

Ask questions if instructions aren't clear. Some of the awards have campus representatives. Also utilize contacts at the national offices.

Get feedback on your statement. Ask your friends, family, colleagues, advisors and professors for their constructive criticisms. Help also available at IUB Writing Tutorial Services: www.indiana.edu/~wts
Subscribe to department newsletters and listservs to see awards others have applied for and contact them for advice.
This presentation is organized into three parts:

Campus Resources for Finding and Applying for Awards
Profiles of Award Recipients
Award Application Components
Overseas Study has over 150 different programs in over 52 countries in 17 languages
In 2010-11, IUB sent 2203 students abroad, over 2800 students from all of the IU campuses combined studied abroad
•46% of IUB students were abroad for a semester or a year
•44% were abroad for a summer program
•9% went abroad for two weeks or less (winter intersession or spring break programs)
Choosing a Program
• Examine your Objectives
•What aspects of study abroad are important to you? Courses, locale, cultural experiences, language immersion, internship or service learning abroad?
• Primary Program Considerations
• Where would you like to study?
•Would you like to take classes in a foreign language or in English?
• How long to do you want to go for?
• How much will study abroad cost?
• Academic Considerations
•Do you meet the eligibility requirements for the program?
•Do you have specific degree requirements to fulfill while overseas?
• Have you talked with your academic advisor about studying abroad?
• Personal Considerations
• Would you prefer to study with other Americans, students of the host country or with a combination of both?
• What type of housing arrangement are you interested in—host family, apartment, residence hall?


IU's Office of Scholarships:

Overseas Study Scholarships:
Overseas Study awards over $225,000 in scholarships annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


Program Specific Scholarships

IU 21st Century Scholars Covenant Study Abroad Grants

Internship Incentive Grants

Other campus sources:
Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP)

Kelley School of Business Overseas Study scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

Boren Awards
•U.S. Citizen
•High school graduate or have earned a GED, matriculated in an undergraduate degree program
•Applying to a study abroad program outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
•Boren scholars may study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East
•All Boren Scholars must study a foreign language appropriate to the country in which they are studying abroad
•Students must have an interest/commitment to government service as Boren awardees are required to work for the federal government for one year
•Award amounts:
•$8,000 for a summer program (STEM students only: 8 weeks minimum)
•$10,000 for a semester
•$20,000 for a full academic year
•How to apply/application deadline: Applications are generally due in mid-January for the following summer, fall, academic year. The deadline has already passed for 2013. For 2014 (summer, fall, academic year and spring), the on-campus deadline will be in mid-January 2014.
•The application checklist can be found here: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html
Gilman Scholarship
•Students must be U.S. citizen undergraduates receiving a Federal Pell Grant as part of their financial aid package in order to be eligible
•Students must be studying on a credit-bearing study abroad program
•Students must be studying abroad for at least four weeks in country
•Award amounts: up to$3000 for summer and up to $5000 for semester/academic year
•How to apply: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply
•Upcoming deadline: March 5th for summer/fall/academic year 2013



Program Provider Scholarships
CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
Eligibility: applicant must self-identify as one or more of the following:
Majoring in an academic area traditionally underrepresented in study abroad
Member of a social or ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in study abroad
A first generation college student
A military veteran or ROTC member
An NCAA athlete
A non-traditionally aged student
Have demonstrated financial need
Otherwise define barriers to overcome in order to be able to study abroad
Awards: range from $1000-$5000 depending on duration of program and financial need

•GAIN Reward
Eligibility: Applicant must have been selected to receive the Boren Scholarship or the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and have greater than $1000 in outstanding, documented financial need
Awards: range from $1000-$4000 depending on duration of program and financial need


IES Abroad Scholarships: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/scholarships
Award Recipients from IU
A bit about my background:

- Received scholarships and awards and participated in internships as a undergraduate and graduate student.

- Degrees in International Relations, Second Language Studies and German.

- Began professional career with an international NGO in New York.

- Have been advising IU students applying for internationally competitive awards such as the Fulbright, Boren, Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, Luce etc.... for several years.

- Arrived at IU in 2005 from. First worked in SPEA and later in the Office of International Affairs. Now working in the Undergraduate Scholars Office and primary task is advising students applying for competitive awards (The CA in UCARE.)

- Have served as a reader/rater for nationally competitive awards such as the Critical Language and Pat Tilman Scholarship and organized campus review committees.

- Wear second hat on campus as an adjunct instructor in the Intensive English Program.
http://scholarships.indiana.edu/
http://overseas.iu.edu/first/financial-aid/scholarships/index.shtml
Online Databases

PIVOT

Requires a valid IU username to register. Once you've created an account, click on "Funding" in the top left corner and then on the next screen click on "Advanced Search" to open up the fields to guide your search.

Grant Forward
Similar to PIVOT and you can access from any computer with an IU username.

A third database is the Foundation Center Grants to Individuals but access to it is much more restrictive. You can access it at the West Information Commons in the Wells Library, at the SPEA/Business Library or in the Indiana Room at the Monroe County Public Library.

Foundation Center URL:



https://pivot.cos.com/register

https://www.grantforward.com/index
(http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/fundingsources/gtio.html)

About us.....

Alex Strong (Grad Grants Center) -


Elizabeth Lambert (Grad Grants Center) -


Paul Fogleman (OVPUE) -

- Received scholarships and awards and participated in internships as a undergraduate and graduate student.

- Degrees in International Relations, Second Language Studies and German.

- Began professional career with an international NGO in New York.

- Came to IU in 2005 and has been advising IU students applying for internationally competitive awards such as the Fulbright, Boren, Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, Luce etc.... for several years.
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