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Scholarships available for students seeking to study abroad


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Scholarships available for students seeking to study abroad

 

Students: studying abroad can be a life-changing experience for you…from enhancing your global network to experiencing a new culture, the benefits to your education and career are significant. Did you know that the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma participates in numerous programs that allow you to study internationally?

To help with the often prohibitive costs of these programs, the Fund for Education Abroad has scholarships of up to $10,000 available.

Starting Nov. 19, the Fund for Education Abroad will begin accepting applications from any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate. The students must be part of a study abroad program that is eligible for academic credit, at least four weeks long and takes place in summer 2019 or the 2019-20 academic year. Awards will be announced in early April 2019.

“Being able to study abroad and immerse yourself in a new culture can be absolutely life-changing, but it is out of reach for many of our students,” said Dr. Brenda Brown, professor of English. “For instance, as part of a consortium with Midwestern State University, our students have the opportunity to earn six hours of credit in London, but at a cost of over $7,000. The Fund for Education Abroad enables many more young people to experience the world as a key part of their college experience.”

The Fund for Education Abroad was established in 2010 to address the need for an independent provider of scholarships for study abroad programs. In an effort to make the demographics of American students in these programs reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population, applicants from underrepresented groups are given preference. Over the last year, 93 percent of scholarship recipients had a minority background and 91 percent were first-generation college students.

For a full list of scholarships or begin an application, visit www.fundforeducationabroad.com.