Scholarship Workshop (fall 2013)

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This is an audio-visual copy of the Scholarship Workshop from September 19, 2013 at NDSU.

This is an audio-visual copy of the Scholarship Workshop from September 19, 2013 at NDSU.

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  • 1. SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP
  • 2. Workshop Overview • • • • Introduction CLS Presentation Program Considerations Types of Scholarships  Qualifying  Available Scholarships • Applying for Scholarships • Conclusion and Questions
  • 3. Introductions First Name Where would you want to study abroad? When would you want to study abroad?
  • 4. What should I think about before looking for scholarships? STUDY ABROAD PLANNING
  • 5. Financial Planning • Consider your budget for study abroad • What additional costs will you have? • What kind of savings will you have?
  • 6. Example Budget
  • 7. Program Types • Exchange, direct, affiliate, or faculty-led • Studying a language or studying in English • Program in English versus English language country • Study abroad for major or minor
  • 8. Critical Language Scholarship Major Scholarship Area of Study Scholarships • Fully-funded groupbased intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks in the summer  U.S. citizen  Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students
  • 9. CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP http://clscholarship.org/ Application Deadline: November 15, 2013 for summer
  • 10. Qualifications • Is the scholarship specific to…       School or program Major or topic of study Location or language GPA Financial need Personal descriptors (diversity, nationality) • If you can apply, do apply!
  • 11. Program Cost Comparison Sunshine Coast, Australia Konkuk University, Korea NDSU Tuition & Fees: $82 USC Tuition: $8200 App & Course Fees: $150 Housing: $4000 Meals: $1550 Airfare: $2000 Passport & Visa: $650 Books: $550 Personal Expenses: $3000 TOTAL: $20,182 NDSU Tuition/Fees: Other Tuition: App & Course Fees: Housing: Meals: Airfare: Passport & Visa: Books: Personal Expenses: TOTAL: $3769 N/A $150 $1500 $600 $1500 $215 $550 $1500 $9,984 NDSU Tuition for ND Resident used for example. Residency and differential tuition does apply.
  • 12. Inexpensive Programs: Exchange • ISEP Exchange: Australia, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, and all over the world  Competitive application process: GPA, letters of recommendation, academic fit • NDSU Exchange: Denmark, Romania, Italy (limited), Korea, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico, Latvia, Spain, Chile, Ecuador  If you meet the requirements, you can apply
  • 13. Inexpensive Programs: Countries • Inexpensive Countries for Semester:  Asia: China, Thailand  Central and South America: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru  Africa: Morocco • Inexpensive Countries for Summer:  ISEP Direct to Taiwan, Costa Rica, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands
  • 14. What do I look for? SCHOLARSHIP TYPES
  • 15. NDSU STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP PAGE www.ndsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships
  • 16. Major Scholarships Categories • • • • • • • Academic Financial Need-Based Location-Based Diversity Area of Study Program-Based Scholarship Searches
  • 17. Academic Scholarships
  • 18. Academic Scholarships • Based on academic merit • A high GPA is important • A well-written essay and letters of recommendation also important
  • 19. NDSU John and Susan Wold Scholarship NDSU Scholarship • Eligible students:  Summer, Fall, Year, Spring  Credit-Bearing Program  3.0 GPA • Preference: ND or MN residents • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: March 1
  • 20. NDSU Sudhir Mehta Memorial Scholarship NDSU Scholarship • Eligible students:  Summer, Fall, Year, Spring  Credit-Bearing Program  3.0 GPA • Preference: Study abroad in India or Southeast Asia • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: March 1
  • 21. • Eligibility: Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Major Scholarship  3.75 GPA  Membership in PKP is NOT required • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: April 1
  • 22. • Eligibility: Rotary Scholarship Major Scholarship  undergraduate and graduate students, as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies • Amount: Up to $26,000 • Deadline: Start about 1.5 years in advance • Share culture abroad and upon return
  • 23. • Eligibility: Foundation for Global Scholars Major Scholarship  Undergraduate or graduate  A wide variety of programs • Amount: $500-2500 • Deadline: March 31 for summer and early fall (tri-annual deadlines)
  • 24. • Eligibility: Fund for Education Abroad Major Scholarship  US citizen or permanent resident  At least 4 weeks between May 2013 and May 2014 • Amount: up to $10,000 • Deadline: January 18 for 2013-2014
  • 25. Financial Need-Based Scholarships
  • 26. Financial Need-Based Scholarships • Based on financial need • Might need to be Pell Grant eligible  A measurement based on FAFSA • They may also look at academics, essay, references
  • 27. • Eligible students: NDSU Miles Scholarship NDSU Scholarship     Financial need based Fall, Year (current cycle) Spring, Summer (future) Credit-Bearing Program • Amount: Airline Ticket • Deadline: October 1 & March 1
  • 28. • Eligibility: Gilman Scholarship Major Scholarship  Pell-Grant Eligible  US Citizen  At least 4 weeks in one country  Any country except Cuba or Travel Warning Country • Amount: Up to $5,000 • Deadline: October 1 (for spring) • Required to share experiences afterward
  • 29. Location-Based Scholarships
  • 30. • Eligibility: Boren Scholarship Major Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship  Areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented areas  US Citizen • Preference: language, geography, study area • Amount: Up to $20,000 • Deadline: January 18 • Service commitment after graduation
  • 31. Gilman Scholarship – Critical Need Languages Major Scholarship Area of Study Scholarship • An additional amount up to a total of $8,000 for study of critical need languages • Languages:  Arabic; Chinese; Bahasa Indonesia; Japanese; Korean; Turkic; Persian; Indic; Russian; Swahili  See their website for details on dialects
  • 32. • Eligible students: NDSU Latvia Scholarship NDSU Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship  Study at the NDSU Exchange program Turiba School of Business Administration in Turiba, Latvia • Amount: $750 • Deadline: No additional application needed beyond program application
  • 33. • Eligible Students: NDSU Viterbo Scholarship NDSU Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship  Art major to study at the Montserrat College of Art/Viterbo, Italy  Summer semester • Amount: $3,500 • Deadline: varies • Contact Michael.J.Strand@ndsu. edu for more information
  • 34. • Eligible Students: Annette Kade Scholarships Major Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship Program-Based Scholarship  ISEP Programs  Study in Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland  Academic year and spring • Amount: $500 to $2,000 • Deadline: November
  • 35. • Eligible Students: Halide Edip Adivar Prize Location-Based Scholarship  Turkish language program or a work internship, or for study or research in Turkish culture and society • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: February 15
  • 36. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Location-Based Scholarship • Eligible Students:  Undergraduate students who are studying abroad, doing senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: February 15
  • 37. • Eligible Students: Bridging Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship  Study in Japan  Undergraduate students of any major are eligible • Amount: $2500 or $4000 • Deadline: October 8 for spring
  • 38. Diversity Scholarships
  • 39. Fund for Education Abroad – Rainbow Scholarship Major Scholarship Diversity Scholarship • Eligibility:  US citizen or permanent resident  At least 4 weeks between May 2013 and May 2014  LGBTQI Student • Amount: up to $10,000 • Deadline: January 18 for 2013-2014
  • 40. • Eligibility: Diversity Abroad.com Scholarships Major Scholarship Diversity Scholarship  Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, AsianAmerican, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply  2.75 GPA  US Citizen or permanent resident • Amount: $500 • Deadline: May/October
  • 41. Turkey Scholarship for Minority Students Major Scholarship Location-Based Scholarship Diversity Scholarship • Eligibility:  Undergraduate or graduate  African-American, Hispanic/Latino or NativeAmerican  Study in Turkey or Bosnia at an accredited university • Amount: $500-$2000 • Deadline: Rolling
  • 42. Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Scholarship Diversity Scholarship Program-Based Scholarship • Eligibility:  Study abroad through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad  Study in the Asia/Pacific region  Summer, fall, spring  ethnic minority, physical disability, economically disadvantaged, or first generation college student • Amount: $1000 • Deadline: Rolling
  • 43. Program-Based Scholarships
  • 44. • Program providers: Affiliate Providers Program-Based Scholarships         AIFS API Arcadia University CEA GlobaLinks/AustraLearn IES IFSA-Butler ISA • Deadlines: Vary
  • 45. • Eligible Students: STA Travel Scholarship Drawing Major Scholarship Program-Based Scholarship  ISEP Programs  Must have purchased airline ticket through STA via 1-866-557-8529 • Amount: $500 • Deadline: Aug 1 and Dec 15 • To Apply: Identify self as ISEP participant when booking
  • 46. Scholarship Searches
  • 47. Scholarship Search Engines Search for more scholarships • Go! Study Abroad Scholarships • Study Abroad Funding Directory • StudyAbroad.com • AllAbroad.us
  • 48. How do I submit the best application possible? SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
  • 49. Starting Out • Look through scholarship opportunities  Eligibility requirements  Due dates  Application materials • What do you need to do? What do others need to do?
  • 50. Early Planning • Ask for letters of recommendation • Order transcripts • Write drafts of your essay
  • 51. Letters of Recommendation • Think carefully about who to ask • The ideal recommendation writer:     Knows you well Can write about your academic potential Would speak highly of you Will actually submit your recommendation • Be clear: what, where, when • Give the recommender plenty of time
  • 52. Ordering an Official Transcript • Campus Connection > Self Service > Academic Records > Official Transcript Request
  • 53. Ordering an Official Transcript • You may need to submit a signed consent form • Delivery Method and processing affects the timing • You cannot order a transcript if you have a past due balance • Can you use an unofficial transcript?
  • 54. Writing an Essay • Many use similar questions – you can rewrite your own essay to use for many scholarships  Of course, you can’t rewrite someone else’s • Be clear – opening, middle, conclusion • Use transitions in your writing • Use concrete examples, interesting stories
  • 55. Writing an Essay, ctd. • • • • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation matter Double-spaced, 10- or 12-point font Write, wait, reread Have someone else proof your essay  Center for Writers is a great resource
  • 56. Submitting • 1 week to a few days before the deadline, make sure that everything is submitted/received  Follow up with references as needed  Did your transcript arrive? • Submitting at the last minute is stressful and could result in a missed deadline
  • 57. Receiving a Scholarship • How will you receive the scholarship? • When will your receive it? • Financial planning and timing  Early costs: application fees, deposits, airline tickets, passport, visa, etc.  Term costs: tuition, program fees, housing, meals, books, etc.  Does your program start before regular financial aid disbursement?
  • 58. Follow-Up • Send a thank you to your references  If you received the scholarship, they’d love to know • Send a thank you to the source of the scholarship (if applicable)
  • 59. QUESTIONS?