Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Scholarships Opportunities

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George C. Burke Scholarship  for Summer Study Abroad All students
Donald N. Nelson Scholarship for Semester and Academic Year Study Abroad All students
OIC Scholarship for Virtual Global Experiences - All students
Ohio International Consortium Outstanding International Students Award Annual Award International Students

 

GEORGE C. BURKE SCHOLARSHIP FOR SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

The George C. Burke Scholarship supports summer global experiences.

Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Ohio resident
  • Full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Rising sophomore or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must continue studies at home campus for at least one semester during which a follow-on project will be completed

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Credit-bearing study abroad, international internship or virtual international program
  • Approved by home school
  • Programs must be at least 21 days in duration

Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants.

Deadline: March 15 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 international 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 international 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 for semester and academic year study abroad

The Donald N. Nelson Scholarship supports semester global experiences with a preference for those that incorporate a foreign language.

Applicant eligibility requirements: 

  • Ohio resident 
  • Full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student 
  • Rising sophomore or higher 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Must continue studies at home campus for at least one semester during which a follow- on project will be completed

Program eligibility requirements: 

  • Credit-bearing study abroad, international internship or virtual international program 
  • Approved by home school 
  • Study abroad and internship programs must be at least one semester in duration; virtual international programs must be at least 4 weeks.

Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants studying physically or virtually in a non- English-speaking country and taking courses or interning in the native language of the host country.

Deadlines: December 1 at 11:59 pm for spring semester programs

April 1 at 11:59 pm for fall semester and academic year programs

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).

OIC scholarship for virtual Global Experiences

Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Ohio resident
  • full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Rising sophomore or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must continue studies at home campus for at least one semester

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Credit-bearing virtual study abroad or virtual international internship program
  • Approved by home school
  • Programs must take place during the 2021 calendar year

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

Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants.

Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST

Link to scholarship application: OIC Scholarship for Virtual Global Experiences

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 explaining why you selected your virtual program, how the experience fits into your degree and career plans, and any challenges you may have faced in making your international experience a reality.

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

Last Updated: 11/5/20