Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Study Abroad Scholarships

George C. Burke Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad

Ohio International Consortium Study Abroad Burke Scholarship is for an Ohio resident who is a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student from an Ohio International Consortium member school and at least a rising sophomore with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The selected student must be accepted into an accredited study abroad program that has been approved by the home school and return to the home campus for at least one semester during which the follow-on project will be completed. Programs must be at least four-weeks in duration. Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants.

Deadline: March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

Link to scholarship application: Burke Scholarship Application

Please note that the scholarship application must be completed in one sitting. Be sure to have your essays written and ready to upload when you start the application.

You will be required to upload two essays. The prompts are as follows:

Essay 1: Upload a personal statement articulating your goals for your study abroad experience and how your selected program will help you attain them. Please also explain how the experience relates to your degree and career plans.

The essay should be approximately 500 words and double spaced. Please use the following naming convention for the file: FirstnameLastnameEssay1 (e.g. JaneDoeEssay1).

Essay 2: Burke scholarship awardees are expected to complete a service project at their home university following their study abroad experience that helps to promote study abroad experiences and funding opportunities like the scholarships sponsored by the Ohio International Consortium. 

Please upload an essay outlining your service project. Be sure to articulate who your target audience is and how your project will impact this group. 

The essay should be approximately 250 words and double spaced. Please use the following naming convention for the file: FirstnameLastnameEssay2 (e.g. JaneDoeEssay2).

Donald N. Nelson Scholarship

Ohio International Consortium Study Abroad Nelson Scholarship is for an Ohio resident who is a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student. Be at least a rising sophomore with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The selected student must return to the home campus for at least one semester during which the follow-on project will be completed and be accepted into an accredited study abroad program that has been approved by the home school. Programs must be at least one semester in duration. Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants studying in a non-English-speaking country and taking courses in the native language of the host country.

Deadline: October 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT

Link to scholarship application: Nelson Scholarship Application

Please note that the scholarship application must be completed in one sitting. Be sure to have your essays written and ready to upload when you start the application.

You will be required to upload two essays. The prompts are as follows:

Essay 1: Upload a personal statement articulating your goals for your study abroad experience and how your selected program will help you attain them. Please also explain how the experience relates to your degree and career plans.

The essay should be approximately 500 words and double spaced. Please use the following naming convention for the file: FirstnameLastnameEssay1 (e.g. JaneDoeEssay1).

Essay 2: Nelson scholarship awardees are expected to complete a service project at their home university following their study abroad experience that helps to promote study abroad experiences and funding opportunities like the scholarships sponsored by the Ohio International Consortium. 

Please upload an essay outlining your service project. Be sure to articulate who your target audience is and how your project will impact this group. 

The essay should be approximately 250 words and double spaced. Please use the following naming convention for the file: FirstnameLastnameEssay2 (e.g. JaneDoeEssay2).

Ohio International Consortium Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad

The OIC Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad is for an OHIO resident who is a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student from an Ohio International Consortium member school and at least a rising sophomore with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The applicant must be participating on an accredited study abroad program that has been approved by the home school. Programs must be between 5 and 20 days in duration and take place during the academic year, starting after the beginning of fall semester and ending before the start of summer semester. Applicants must be embarking on their first college-level study abroad experience.

Awardees are expected to work with their home study abroad office to develop a service project that will allow them to share their experience with fellow students and the OIC.

Deadeline: November 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

Link to scholarship application: OIC Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad

Please note that the scholarship application must be completed in one sitting. Be sure to have your essays written and ready to upload when you start the application.

Essay: Upload a personal statement explaining why you selected your study abroad program, how the experience fits into your degree and career plans, and any challenges you may have faced in making your study abroad experience a reality. 

The essay should be approximately 500 words and double spaced. Please use the following naming convention for the file: FirstnameLastnameEssay (e.g. JaneDoeEssay).

Last Updated: 10/5/18