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GCP Study Abroad Scholarships

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Students who are pursuing the Global Citizens Project and wish to apply to the Global Explorers Travel Award can submit their applications in one of the following ways:

  • AwardSpring
  • If not possible through AwardSpring, then Email your response to the statement below to Dr. Rahi Dayerizadeh rdayeriz@usf.edu   (Please type GETA APP in subject line).

Statement of Intent: The Education Abroad Office administers several highly competitive partial study abroad scholarships. The University of South Florida hopes to send a diverse representation of its student body overseas to prepare them for an increasingly global society.  Please argue why you should receive one of these awards.  In your essay please include: 1) How your participation on your selected study abroad program will help you achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals. 2) Factors or extenuating circumstances affecting your ability to fund your program. 3) What makes you a unique candidate for this award.
Some students are experiencing difficulties accessing the application in AwardSpring.  Upon receiving applications in either system (AwardSpring or via email) Education Abroad will confirm participation and award criteria with the Global Citizens Project before reviewing applications.   

USF undergraduate students who are pursuing or have earned the Global Citizen Award are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarship opportunities through Education Abroad's Global Explorers Travel Award

Please Note:

  • Students must submit their application for study abroad, be accepted to the program of their choice AND commit (deposit paid) to the program.
  • Students from any major, as well as those who are US citizens or international students, are eligible to apply for scholarships. 
  • One of the primary criteria used to make 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.

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

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. 

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

  • be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student at USF (Tampa campus only);
  • be in the Global Citizen Award Canvas site and progressing through the requirements;
  • 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 that semester.
  • This application must be accessed via AwardSpring

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 Global Explorers Travel Award you must:

  • be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student at USF (Tampa campus only);
  • be in the Global Citizen Award Canvas site and progressing through the requirements;
  • 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.

Summer 2022 Global Explorers Travel Award Application DEADLINE: February 25th, 2022

Other Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

View the USF World Education Abroad Scholarships and Funding Sources 2020 Edition