Grants and Scholarships

The scholarships are listed here in the order of their application deadlines.  The headings are links to the scholarship websites and applications.

USF GLOBAL CITIZENS PROJECT (GCP) STUDY-ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JANUARY 21, 2018 (Application opens Dec. 1, 2017)
ELIGIBILITY:  USF UNDERGRADUATES WHO ARE PURSUING OR HAVE EARNED THE GLOBAL CITIZENS AWARD.
For further information on eligibility can be found here
AMOUNT:  $2500.00

FOR INFORMATION ON THE GCP AND HOW TO GET STARTED GO HERE.   If you plan to pursue this, get started on it right away!  After reviewing the information posted on the site, it is suggested that you stop by the Education Abroad Gateway Office, Marshall Center 3301 for further details and guidance or contact Christopher Haynes at:  haynesc@usf.edu    

USF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 4, 2018
ELIGIBILITY:  USF undergraduates (Tampa campus only) who have committed to the Paris program and who will be enrolled at USF during both the Spring, 2017 and the Fall, 2018 semester
AMOUNT: $1500.00 awarded during the Fall, 2018 semester

The USF Office of Undergraduate Research provides research scholarships each year to undergraduates who have enrolled in the program.  Students who apply must develop an art or art history project related to their study-abroad experience.   It is not necessary to have defined a research project prior to the application deadline but students must have committed to the program and paid the deposit on the program fee and must be enrolled at USF during the Fall, 2018 semester to be eligible. 
Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.   You will also find at this site projects that were developed by students in the Paris 2012 - 2017 programs.  

USF EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLICATION DEADLINE, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 (application opens Dec. 11, 2017)
ELIGIBILITY:  USF undergraduates and graduate students (Tampa and St. Peterburg) who have committed to the Paris program.
AMOUNTS VARY: usually $500.00 - $2,000.00

The Education Abroad office offers scholarships for summer study-abroad, usually ranging from from $500.00-$2000.00.  While none of these scholarships are intended to pay for an entire program, they are meant to aid our students in covering some of the costs associated with international study.  Students do not need to submit separate scholarship applications for each scholarship; the Education Abroad Office will determine eligibility based on one electronic application. 
  

USF SCHOOL OF ART AND ART HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  MARCH 1, 2018
ELIGIBILITY:  USF School of Art and Art History declared undergraduate majors (Tampa campus only) who have committed to the Paris program and who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
AMOUNT:  $500.00 (several scholarships will be awarded).
The School of Art and Art History will award these scholarships on a competitive basis.   Note:  Applicants must be declared majors within the School of Art and Art History and must have committed to the program and paid the $500.00 deposit toward the program fee.   

USF SCHOOL OF ART AND ART HISTORY GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS:
NO APPLICATION IS NECESSARY.   ANY SAAH graduate student (M.F.A. or M.A. art history) who enrolls in the program will receive a $600.00 scholarship during the Spring, 2018 semester.
ELIGIBILTY:  Must be a current M.A. or M.F.A. student within the School of Art and Art History and must have committed to the Paris program and paid the $500.00 deposit.

USF OFFICE OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (ONS):
Can assist students in their search for outside scholarships including the:
GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 6TH, 2018
ELIGIBILITY:  UNDERGRADUATES WHO ARE PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS
AMOUNT:  Varies but can cover a substantial part of the costs of your study-abroad experience.
The ONS site has information on scholarships beyond USF for which you may be eligible.  (Click on "first steps" at the top of their home page.)  The ONS can assist USF students enrolled at any USF campus with their search for outside scholarsihps, including the
Gilman International Scholarship (available to Pell Grant recipients).  Those applying for the Gilman scholarship should get started on this early since it requires written statements that should be refined through a few drafts.   The Office of National Scholarships will guide you through this process.   The first step is to contact the ONS to arrange a meeting with an advisor.   Contact Robert Annis at:  rannis@honors.usf.edu or arrange an appointment on-line at:  http://eschedule.forest.usf.edu/login.aspx  (On the drop down menu for "area" select "Office of National Scholarships" and for "sub-area" select "Gilman International Scholarship).   The ONS can assist students in their search for additional outside scholarships.

For an an comprehensive overview of scholarships see:
USF WORLD EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING SOURCES.   
This document is an excellent resource for outside scholarships and is worth checking for possible additional sources of funding.

See also the Outside Scholarships and Grants" section of the USF Education Abroad site.  

Students are also encouraged to attend one of the Education Abroad funding sessions which provide a comprehensive overview of how students can cover the cost of a study-abroad program.   The session takes place each Thursday, 1-2 p.m. at the Education Abroad Gateway office at the Marshall Student Center, Rm. 3301.   If you cannot attend, you can visit the office anyway for information and advice about scholarship opportunities.


Students are encouraged to also invest some time doing a web search for international scholarships.  There are a number of sites which serve as clearing houses for scholarships available to students participating in summer or semester study-abroad programs.   A good place to start is:   http://www.internationalscholarships.com/ and the "scholarships and grants" links on the Paris program website.