Programs : Brochure
- Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Restrictions: UCF applicants only
This award is specifically designed to help make study abroad programs accessible to students with documented financial need. To apply for this scholarship you must have first submitted an application and been accepted into a UCF Abroad program.
Awards are made based on evaluations of written applications, need, merit and other factors. Awards can be up to $1000 for short-term programs; up to $1500 for full-semester programs.
To be eligible to apply you must:
Students must be participants in UCF Abroad Programs. Applications are not considered complete without a letter of reference submitted by the person listed in your application and a personal statement by the posted deadline. It is your responsibility to notify the contact providing your recommendation of the deadline for the scholarship to which you applied.
After the scholarship application deadline, the following selection process commences;
All applications undergo an initial review by both the UCF Abroad and Financial Aid offices to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria listed above. For those applications that meet the application requirements by submitting all of the required materials and by demonstrating financial need, a committee review process starts.
All applications are reviewed by a committee, with membership selected from the UCF Abroad office, UCF Global unit, as well as faculty and staff from other units of UCF.
The committee members rank scholarship applications using a common rubric based on the selection criteria, as well as the quality of student's submitted recommendation and of the student's personal statement.
A list of awardees is then generated based on the committee's rankings and feedback as well as the pool of available funding at that time, which may vary.
Recommendations for final awards are then forwarded to the appropriate units for processing, this could take 3-5 weeks depending on the time of year as well as other factors.