Office of Science Engagement

Office of Science Engagement

Global Experiences Scholarship

Global Experiences Scholarship

Awarded to College of Science Students incorporating international experience into their undergraduate degree

The Eberly College of Science supports increasing the accessibility and affordability of study abroad for all interested undergraduate students. The Office of Science Engagement administers the Global Experiences Scholarship to qualified students participating in Penn State study abroad programs.

 

Eligibility and Selection

Recipients must be full-time, undergraduate, Eberly College of Science students enrolled in one of the following types of for-credit international activities:

  • Semester, academic year, or summer study abroad programs through Penn State’s Education Abroad office.
  • Short term embedded courses taught by PSU faculty.

Recipients shall be selected from eligible applicants based on a number of factors, including financial need, application responses, program content, program length, program cost, and study abroad experience. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive a scholarship.

Award Amount

Award amounts will vary based on scholarship availability, scholarship requirements, and program details. The minimum award amount is $250, and the average award amount is $1,000.

Application Deadlines

September 15

  • Winter break programs, including Tropical Field Ecology (BIOL 499A)
  • Spring semester programs

February 1

  • Spring break programs, including Coastal Biology (BIOL 482)
  • Summer faculty-led programs, including Biology of Eco-Health (BIOL 498A), BMB Shanghai (BMB 460), Renewable Energy (PHYS 299), and PHYS Shanghai (PHYS 499).

March 1

  • Fall semester programs
  • Academic year programs
  • Summer embedded programs, including Cancer Biology (BIOL 416)

Award Recipient Notification and Distribution

Students will be notified by email of scholarship decisions. Every effort will be made to notify recipients prior to the program commitment deadline.

Awards will be distributed to the student’s bursar account for the abroad semester. The award will be removed from the student’s bursar account if the student withdraws from the program, does not participate in the program, or the program is cancelled.

Questions?

Contact Krista Miller, Global Experiences Coordinator at kcm15@psu.edu or 814-863-9066.

The application period for scholarship applications has closed. The next round of scholarship applications will open at the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

General questions

814-865-5000

124 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

Education Abroad

Krista Miller

814-863-9066

kcm15@psu.edu

Undergraduate research

Dr. Tomalei Vess

814-863-8003

tjv4@psu.edu

Professional development

Dr. Ann Marie Daniel

814-865-9922

amd9@psu.edu

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