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. 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. Be accepted into an accredited study abroad program that has been approved by the home school. Programs must be at least four-weeks in duration. Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants.

Deadline: March 1, 2018 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. 

Essays 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. 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: February 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

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. 

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

Last Updated: 11/29/17