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GCP Study Abroad Scholarships

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USF undergraduate students who have earned (or are pursuing) the Global Citizen Award are eligible to apply for a variety of study abroad scholarship opportunities including the GCP Study Abroad Scholarship and the Global Explorers Travel Award

In addition, the GCP has created a BRAND NEW study abroad program for Summer 2019! Join the Global Citizens Project for the GCP Grand Challenges in Exeter & London trip abroad!

Scholarship applications can be accessed within Canvas in the
    Introduction Module labeled 'Scholarship Info and Links'

Please Note:

  • Students may NOT receive both scholarships during the same term.
  • Students from any major, as well as those who are US citizens or international students, are eligible to apply for both scholarships. 
  • One of the primary criteria used to make GCP Study Abroad Scholarship award decisions is student progress towards completing the Global Citizen Award. Students who have completed the award OR the greatest number of event reflections, pre-approval assignments, and reflection assignments and who have provided high-quality responses in these assignments will be among the most competitive applicants.

GCP Study Abroad Scholarship ($2,500-Summer Only) 

Each year the Global Citizens Project (GCP) awards approximately 45 USF undergraduate students who have earned (or are pursuing) the Global Citizen Award with a $2,500 study abroad scholarship. The GCP Study Abroad Scholarship must be used during the summer towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program. More information about potentially eligible programs can be found here: Education Abroad Available Programs.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Summer 2020 GCP Study Abroad Scholarship you must:

  • be a current USF undergraduate student with an intended graduation date not before Fall 2020;
  • attend a Starting Your Adventure Workshop and complete an Adventure Map;
  • meet with an Education Abroad advisor and apply for a Summer 2020 USF study abroad program;
  • use the scholarship towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program during Summer 2020;
  • accept the scholarship terms and conditions, including serving as a GCP Student Leader for 2 semesters following the use of the scholarship (Summer 2020-Fall 2020 or Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
  • affirm that you have not previously received the GCP Study Abroad Scholarship.

Summer 2020 Scholarship Application Opens: Monday, November 25th, 2019

Summer 2020 Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Award Notification Date: Friday, January 31st, 2020

GCP Student Leaders

Students who are awarded a GCP Study Abroad Scholarship for Summer 2020 will be expected to serve as a GCP Student Leader during the 2020-2021 academic year and complete the award during that academic year. GCP Student Leaders serve as role models for other students while pursuing the Global Citizen Award themselves.

GCP Student Leaders will be expected to:

  • Complete all Global Citizen Award requirements during the 2020-2021 academic year if not already completed
    • Submit Study Abroad/Away Pre-approval assignment prior to the Pre-Departure Social in March
    • Submit Study Abroad/Away Documentation assignment while abroad or within 7 days of return
    • Submit Study Abroad/Away Reflection assignment within 30 days of return from trip abroad
    • Submit Final Reflection assignment by March 15, 2021
  • Support the Global Citizens Project for 2 semesters following receipt of scholarship
    • Complete GCP Student Leader training(s)
    • Maintain an active role in the GCP Student Association and assist with campus-wide GCP programming
    • Liaise between the GCP and USF students, campus partners, faculty, and community members by presenting, fundraising, and fulfilling other duties as assigned
    • Advise/mentor other students pursuing the Global Citizen Award

Some weeks may require more hours than others, but in general GCP Student Leaders should expect to commit approximately five hours per week.

Global Explorers Travel Award ($2,500-Spring)

Each year the Global Citizens Project (GCP), in collaboration with USF's Education Abroad office, awards approximately 10 (5 in fall, 5 in spring) USF undergraduate students who have earned (or are pursuing) the Global Citizen Award with a $2,500 study abroad scholarship. The Global Explorers Travel Award must be used towards a USF-sponsored, semester exchange and study abroad program. Currently, this includes USF in London, USF in Florence, and ALL Semester Exchanges. More information about eligible programs can be found by contacting Chris Haynes in the Gateway Office (MSC 3301), or by email at haynesc@usf.edu.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Spring 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award you must:

  • be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student at USF (Tampa campus only);
  • attend a Starting Your Adventure Workshop and complete an Adventure Map;
  • be accepted into a USF Education Abroad program and enroll in a minimum of 12 USF credit hours on the program; and
  • use the scholarship towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program during Spring 2020.

Spring 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award Application Opens: November 11, 2019

Spring 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award Application Closes: November 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Global Explorers Travel Award ($1,000-Summer)

Each year the Global Citizens Project (GCP), in collaboration with USF's Education Abroad office, awards approximately 25 USF undergraduate students who have earned (or are pursuing) the Global Citizen Award with a $1,000 study abroad scholarship. The  Global Explorers Travel Award must be used towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program. More information about potentially eligible programs can be found here: Education Abroad Available Programs.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Summer 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award you must:

  • be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student at USF (Tampa campus only);
  • attend a Starting Your Adventure Workshop and complete an Adventure Map;
  • be accepted into a USF Education Abroad program and enroll in a minimum of 6 USF credit hours on the program; and
  • use the scholarship towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program during Summer 2020.

Summer 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award Application Opens: February 3rd, 2020

Summer 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award Application Closes: February 14th, 2020

 

Global Explorers Travel Award ($2,500-Fall)

Each year the Global Citizens Project (GCP), in collaboration with USF's Education Abroad office, awards approximately 10 USF undergraduate students who have earned (or are pursuing) the Global Citizen Award with a $2,500 study abroad scholarship. The Global Explorers Travel Award must be used towards a USF-sponsored, semester exchange and study abroad program. Currently, this includes USF in London, USF in Florence, and ALL Semester Exchanges. More information about eligible programs can be found by contacting Chris Haynes in the Gateway Office (MSC 3301), or by email at haynesc@usf.edu.

In order to be eligible to apply for a Fall 2020 Global Explorers Travel Award you must:

  • be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student at USF (Tampa campus only);
  • attend a Starting Your Adventure Workshop and complete an Adventure Map;
  • be accepted into a USF Education Abroad program and enroll in a minimum of 12 USF credit hours on the program; and
  • use the scholarship towards a USF-sponsored, direct credit study abroad program during Fall 2018.

Fall 2020 Application Deadline: TBD

Award Notification Date: TBD

The Fall 2018 Global Explorers Travel Award application, which will be submitted via Canvas, will be available in April. Students pursuing the Global Citizen Award will be invited to apply via a Canvas email, which will include instructions for completing the scholarship application. Please be sure your Canvas notification preferences are set appropriately.

Other Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

View the USF World Education Abroad Scholarships and Funding Sources 2017 Edition