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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter Break
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship

KU OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarships are open to degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students at KU.   While there is no GPA requirement for the scholarship students must meet the requirements for the study abroad program they have applied to in order to be eligible.  The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) has Academic Merit and Financial Need Scholarships:

  • Academic Merit Scholarships are competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic merit as determined by KU GPA and scholarship personal statement essay.  
  • Financial Need Scholarships are awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid-FAFSA as well as a financial need statement and scholarship personal statement essay.  Students are required to have completed a FAFSA for the current year in order to apply for a Financial Need Scholarship. (NOTE: Students are also encouraged to meet with a Financial Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss all financial options.  Please call 785-864-3742 to schedule an appointment.)

Applications will be evaluated based on:
  1. The thoroughness of the applicant in addressing the specific essay prompts outlined within the application.
  2. The organization and written quality of the essay.


Successful applicants will have essays that:

  1. Clearly speaks to why they chose their specific study abroad program and addresses program features and the motivations for choosing the program.    
  2. Thoroughly articulates their academic, career and personal goals for study abroad and discusses examples of how the program will aid in fulfillment of these goals, as well as program activities and how goals and activities will enhance intellectual learning.
  3. Are logical, well organized, and free of spelling errors.
 

Term of Study

Scholarship amounts

Deadline

Notification

Summer

$500

March 1

mid-April

Academic Year

$1,000 to $3,000

March 1

mid-April

Fall Semester

$1,000 to $3,000

March 1

mid-April

Spring Semester

$1,000 to $3,000

October 1

Late-October

Winter Break or Spring Break

$500

October 1

Late-October


Late applications will not be considered.  Be sure to start your application early and complete it by the stated deadlines. Click on the Apply Now button on this page to apply online.
 

Application Procedures

Applicants who have not begun an online OSA application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship.  All applicants will be required to submit the following documents online after they click the 'Apply Now' button:

  • Scholarship Essay addressing why you choose to study abroad and what motivated you to choose your particular study abroad program? Discuss how this program will help you fulfill your academic, career, and personal goals and enhance intellectual learning.
  • Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
  • If applying for a Financial Need Scholarship, applicants must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year as well as provide a statement regarding your current financial circumstances? Why do you have financial need? Are there any special circumstances regarding you and/or your family's ability to help pay for study abroad, i.e. financial hardships, whether you work while in school, etc.? Applicant statements must be as specific as possible. 


Study Abroad Outreach Service Requirement

Scholarship award recipients will be required to complete a Study Abroad Outreach Service requirement.  The requirement can be completed abroad or upon return and will include assisting the Office of Study Abroad with outreach and promotions.  Service examples include: submitting a minimum of 30 high-quality photos focusing on campus, classrooms, housing, or region; submitting a high-quality video that explores some aspect of study abroad experiences; submitting an article and photos for Jayhawks Abroad and Jayhawk Planet publications; or write at least 4 blog posts for the Jayhawks Abroad blog.

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.