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Students line up for winter inter-session and spring study abroad scholarships

Thursday, August 28, 2008

(August 28, 2008  Stillwater, OK) - Students were already lined up in front of the Study Abroad Office doors at 7:15 on August 27, 2008, the opening date of the application cycle for the Provost’s Study Abroad Office Scholarship for winter inter-session, spring semester, and spring break 2008 study abroad.   The scholarships are given out on a first-come-first-served basis.   Students were applying for a winter inter-session trip to Thailand; numerous reciprocal exchange sites such as the Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Malta and the UK; and affiliated/approved programs to Spain. Twenty- four $750 scholarships were available for spring semester, with seven $500 available for each of the shorter term programs in winter inter-session and spring break.  Twenty-five scholarships were given out by 9:00, three for the winter program and twenty-two for spring semester. Of the twenty-five applicants, twenty were women and five were men. Scholarships are still available and students continue to submit their applications through the fall semester.  A waiting list will be established if necessary.  
Along with the application, students must submit proof of application to a credit bearing activity abroad, a service statement indicating how they will promote study abroad upon their return to OSU, and a statement of financial need.  The purpose of the PSAO scholarship is to provide an incentive for students to gain experience abroad that will further develop their global competency.  The Provost’s office allocates $120,000 annually for the scholarships .  Two hundred six scholarships were given out in 2007-2008.
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