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UAA OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL & INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR

SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, & ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/15 STUDY ABROAD AFFILIATE AWARDS
PREFACE

This application is to be used only for the scholarships below. The funding for these scholarships comes from two of our study abroad partners—Academic Programs International (API) and Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA-Butler). UAA’s Office of International & Intercultural Affairs (OIIA) and its scholarship committee selects the students, but the awards will come from our study abroad partners and be applied to the study abroad program fees.


AWARDS ARE FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS AND SEMESTERS:
Academic Programs International (API)

API has an award total of $1,000 to be divided between qualified students applying for

Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and AY 14/15
Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA-Butler)

A possible award to qualified students applying for:

 Summer 2014 of $500  Fall 2014 of $1,000  Academic Year 2014/15 of $2,000


APPLICATION DEADLINEs FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
all ifsa-bulter scholarships: 5:00 p.m. march 28, 2014
api summer scholarships: 5:00 p.m. april 11, 2014
api fall 2014 &
academic year 2014/15 scholarships: 5:00 p.m. april 25, 2014



APPLICATION criteria

The scholarship selection committee will consider academic excellence, demonstrated interest in the study abroad program of choice, and the extent to which the program will play an important role in the student’s academic, professional, and personal goals. In addition, the committee may consider financial need.


Applicants must:


  1. Be a degree-seeking student with a declared major at UAA.

  2. Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (a higher GPA will generally increase the applicant’s competitiveness).

  3. Have successfully completed at least one full-time semester at UAA prior to the award semester.

  4. Have applied for the study abroad program of choice by the scholarship application deadline.




IMPORTANT

Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance to the study abroad program and are meant to be applied to the cost of the study abroad program. Awardees are expected to maintain program eligibility, good academic standing, and have a clean disciplinary record.

SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT

Scholarship recipients must be accepted by the study abroad program to which they have applied and enroll in the requisite number of credits for that program. Upon return, awardees also agree to complete a UAA exit interview or post-program survey and participate in at least one education abroad-related presentation.



UAA OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL & INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR

SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, & ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/15 STUDY ABROAD AFFILIATE AWARDS
Application DEADLINE & Materials

Applications must be received in the Office of International & Intercultural Affairs,

RH 115, by the designated deadline.
Please refer to the cover pages for information about the awards, criteria, and agreements for scholarship recipients.


  1. Application form

  2. Personal statement (approximately 500 words) addressing the applicant’s interest in the chosen program; how the program relates to the applicant’s academic, professional, and personal goals; and mentioning any previous coursework or life experience that prepares the applicant for this experience. Financial need may be addressed.

  3. One letter of recommendation from a UAA professor or academic advisor who can speak to the student’s academic abilities, maturity, and preparedness for study abroad. (Applicants may use a faculty recommendation submitted with their study abroad program application.)

  4. An unofficial transcript.


Only complete applications will be considered.
NAME: _____________________________________________________________________

UAA E-MAIL

UAA ID #: _______________ ADDRESS: ___________________________@alaska.edu
MAILING ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
DEGREE/MAJOR: ____________________________________________ GPA: ________
SCHOLARSHIP TERM: Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Ac. Year 14/15
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

I have applied for the following program (check the appropriate box and fill in the blanks):


API:

_________________________________________________________________________

City/Country University Program (if more than 1 option)


IFSA-BUTLER:

_________________________________________________________________________

City/Country University Program (if more than 1 option)

I understand that final award of funding occurs only with acceptance to the study abroad program, and that I must enroll in the requisite number of credits at the program site. I also agree to complete a UAA exit interview or survey and to participate in an education abroad-related presentation upon completion of my program.


Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: _________


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