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  • Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Program Description:

Marjorie Tyler International Scholarship 

The scholarship is available for UCF students pursuing both outbound and inbound (TO UCF) study abroad programs. Priority is designated for students intending to study abroad in the following countries/regions (in priority order);  (1) France, (2) Western Europe, (3) Central/Eastern Europe, (4) other countries. Students who are participating in a full year or semester abroad program are offered first priority, followed by students in shorter study abroad programs.

Inbound Students ( Fall only)- Awards of $1,000 have been allocated to incoming exchange students participating in a UCF Reciprocal exchange program. Students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA, or equivalent, with a demonstrated financial need.

Outbound Students (Spring only)- Awards of $1,000 will be allocated for outgoing study abroad students. Students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. 

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered for either award applicants must meet the following basic criteria;

  • Incoming international students must be enrolled full time at their home university. Outbound students must be enrolled at the university full time as an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student.
  • Be receiving UCF academic credit for studying abroad
  • Applicant cannot be taking part in an internship or research abroad program
  • Preference will be given to those applicants that have demonstrated financial need. For outbound UCF students need will be determined through the student's FAFSA record on file with the Office of Student Financial Services. For inbound students, need will be determined depending based on feedback from the student's home university international office.
  • Applicants should be in good standing with the university as determined by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the appropriate office at their home institution. 

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines established for the UCF Abroad International Studies Scholarships.

To apply, students must
  • Complete the appropriate award application
  • Submit a 1,000 word essay that answers the following;
  • What are your personal and professional motivations and goals for your study abroad experience?
  • How will the study abroad program you've selected help you achieve those goals?
  • If awarded, you will be required to deliver a presentation about UCF at your host university. The goal of this presentation is to tie our campus communities together by communicating UCF's goals, values, and academics while presenting a positive snapshot of the student experience here.

Award Contingency: All students selected to receive an award must commit to a Global Ambassadorship upon return term here to UCF, participating in events and mentoring students that wish to study abroad in the future. 
  • Additionally, all student selected to receive an award must commit to regularly documenting their study abroad experience through UCF social media and publication channels, providing content for a minimum of one post per week. All scholarship winners agree to have their name and award publicize in UCF Abroad print and digital publications.

Selection Process and Timeline

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 rotating membership selected from the UCF Abroad office,  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. 

Selection Committee Structure

The scholarship review committee will be comprised of study abroad staff and invited faculty or staff members from the campus community. The Assistant Director for UCF Abroad will serve as a non-voting committee member, to which questions or disputes over awards can be directed for resolution.

Faculty members serving on the committee will be selected by the Assistant Director for UCF Abroad each cycle.

Disbursement Steps

  • All applications for awardees undergo a final review by both the UCF Abroad and Financial Aid offices to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria listed above.
  • Recommendations for final awards are then forwarded to the UCF Advancement Office for processing, this could take 3-5 weeks depending on the time of year and other factors. 
  • Once approved, the scholarship funds are transferred to Financial Aid for posting to the student's account. This could take 1-2 weeks depending on the time of year and other factors.