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ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and the Center for International Education are pleased to announce a new scholarship to enable more students to study, intern, or volunteer abroad.

Eligibility:
  • CSULB Students: must be in good standing
  • Program Type: Awards will be given to students who have applied and been accepted to study, intern, or volunteer abroad through
    • CSU International Programs (IP)
    • CSULB Direct Exchange Programs
    • CSULB Florence Semester
    • CSULB London Semester
    • CSULB Short-Term, Faculty-Led Programs (Summer, Winter, or Spring Break)
    • CSULB Affiliate Programs (e.g., Lorenzo de Medici, FIE, John Cabot, etc.)
    • Independent programs (e.g., AIFS, API, CEA, ISA, Semester at Sea)
  • Program Length: One year, One semester, or Short-Term (less than one semester)
Click here for details, deadlines, and application for the ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship.

Career Development Center Scholarships

The CSULB Career Development Center offers study abroad scholarships during each calendar year.
  • $2,000 - Year-Long Programs
  • $1,000 - Semester Programs
Eligibility
  • Must be a currently enrolled student at CSULB in good academic standing.
  • Must be selected and agree to participate in one of the following CSULB study abroad programs.
    • CSU International Programs (CSU IP)
    • CSULB Direct Exchange Programs
    • CSULB Florence Semester
    • CSULB London Semester
    • CSULB Affiliate Programs
  • Must be a recipient of a Federal Pell Grant (undergraduate student) or a State Grant (graduate student).
  • Must have parents who have not received a Bachelor's degree from a college or university.
Application Instructions:
  • Submit a typed essay (no more than 2 pages double-spaced) that describes, 1) how study abroad will enhance your personal growth, 2) how study abroad will make you a stronger candidate for employment, and 3) the highest level of education completed by each of your parents.  Attach a cover sheet that contains: your name, student ID number, phone number, e-mail address, major, country destination, and program type (academic year, semester, short-term).
  • Submit essay with cover sheet to the Career Development Center, Brotman Hall 250. Award recipients will be notified approximately one month after the application deadline.
  • As a condition of this scholarship, recipients will be scheduled to meet with a counselor in the Career Development Center prior to leaving for study abroad and after return from study abroad.
Application deadlines:
  • Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 Programs - October 2, 2017
  • Academic Year 2018-19 - March 12, 2018
  • Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Programs - March 12, 2018
For information on other semester and year-long scholarships, see the list below.

College of Education Study Abroad Travel Stipend

College of Education (CED) students are invited to apply for a travel stipend of up to $500 from the College to support travel expenses (i.e., travel, boarding, lodging and meals) for a summer, winter, semester, year-long, or short-term study abroad trip through CSULB. This travel stipend may not be used toward payment of tuition and fees.

A) Eligibility
1)  Must be a current matriculated CSULB student enrolled in an undergraduate, credential, or graduate program in the College of Education during the period of the Study Abroad trip.
2)  Must be in good academic standing in the program.

B) Application Requirements
1) Complete the application form included with this call (CED Study Abroad Travel Stipend.pdf
2) Include a copy of your résumé
3) Include a copy of your CSULB unofficial transcript
4) Include an essay (750 words, double spaced) that describes:
(i) the study abroad trip you will be participating in
(ii) the cost of your study abroad trip
(iii) your financial need
(iii) whether you have received assistance from any other University source,
and if so, how much, and
(iv) how you anticipate this travel will impact your success in your selected career.

C) Application Deadline
Please submit a complete application to the College of Education Dean’s Office (EED- 5) by 5pm on 11/13/17 for study abroad planned for Winter 2018, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018.

D) Notification of Funding
You will be notified of funding received by December 1, 2017. If awarded, the study abroad travel stipend will be paid out to you upon completion of the travel and receipt of original receipts in the amount of the award. Please be sure to keep copies of your receipts so you may be reimbursed in the amount of the award. 

Preeminent Scholarships & Fellowships

Boren Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships
CLS Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • Undergraduates and Graduates: Fully-funded Summer Language Study. Intensive eight to ten weeks cultural immersion and study of (one of 14 targeted) languages considered critical to U.S. government. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
  • To apply see:   http://clscholarship.org/.
  • Campus Deadline: 11/23/2017. 

Freeman-Asia Scholarships
  • Undergraduates ($5,000). Available for students studying in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. 2.8 GPA minimum. Must show verifiable need for financial assistance. Permanent Residents are eligible.
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA/Apply#.V0dMgFIiGZA.
  • Campus Deadlines:  Summer (8 weeks minimum): 3/1/2017 Fall and Academic Year: 4/1/2017

Fulbright Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • Graduate students: Fully-funded post-graduate study at Cambridge University, UK. Applicants should have outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • To apply see: https://www.gatescambridge.org/about.
  • Campus Deadline: 10/12/2017

Gilman International Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Study (up to $5,000). Must be Pell Grant recipient. Semester, academic year, and summer (4 week minimum). Funding for internships also available. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. For assistance with your application, contact Linda.OlsonLevy@csulb.edu. 
  • To apply see: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-ScholarshipProgram
  • Campus Deadline: Summer & Fall: 3/7/2017 Spring: 10/1/2017

Marshall Scholarships
  • (graduate students--UK). Graduate students: fully-funded must hold bachelor’s degree by October 2017. Must have a GPA of not less than 3.7 at the time of application. Applicants should have outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and knowledge of U.S./UK relations.  
  • To apply: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/.
  • Campus Deadline: 10/10/2017

Mitchell Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarships
  • Graduate students--Oxford University, UK. Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application. Must have literary and scholastic attainments; character and leadership qualities.
  • To apply: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/.
  • Campus Deadline: 10/3/2017

Schwarzman Scholarships
  • Graduate Study at Schwarzman College at Tshingua University in China. Classes in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies will be taught in English. Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. . Applicants must have academic excellence and leadership potential within their field. Must not yet be 29 years of age as of August 1, 2017. http://schwarzmanscholars.org.
  • Campus Deadline:

Whitaker Engineering Fellows & Scholarships
  • Graduate Students Fellows go abroad (not Canada) for one academic year (9-12 months) to conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or coursework at university or intern at policy institute. Must have a bachelor’s degree by beginning of grant, or have recently completed a master’s program in the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine).
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  http://www.whitaker.org/.
  • Application Deadline: 1/14/2017

For more information on these scholarships, e-mail our Scholarship Advisor, Linda Olson Levy (Linda.Olsonlevy@csulb.edu) to schedule an appointment or call (562) 985-4108. We encourage you to visit the websites on this list before your appointment.

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