Scholarship Funds, 2016
Craige Global Fellows Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of its donor, Betty Jean Craige, University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. A strong proponent of international exchange and collaboration during her 38 years as a scholar and teacher at the University of Georgia, Dr. Craige created this award in 2011 to encourage and support Franklin College undergraduate students who wish to participate in an official UGA study abroad program in a non-English speaking environment. Selection for this award is based on financial need, academic promise, and the applicant’s own words, conveyed through a one-page essay.
Tome Study Abroad Scholarship
Created in 2006 and named in honor of UGA alumnus Bill Tome and his family, Mr. Tome established this award to enable students in the Franklin College with limited financial resources the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs. Selection for this award is based on financial need, with consideration of merit as it may affect financial aid eligibility.
Sherman Study Abroad Scholarship
Jeff Sherman and his wife, Cassy Young, have a passion for the University of Georgia and a special interest in study abroad and established this scholarship in 2008 to support study abroad opportunities for students in the Franklin College. Selection for the award is based on both merit and financial need.
Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship
Gifts from a variety of alumni and friends—including Sam and Carleen Jones and their family, and Franklin alumnus Pat Allen—make this award possible each year. Selection for this award is based on both merit and financial need.
Deadline for All Scholarships
January 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Notification will be sent before the end of January.
Guidelines and Eligibility for Application
1) An applicant must be a non-transient, degree-seeking major in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences prior to applying.
2) An applicant must be a student in good standing at the time of submission of this application as well as during any semester s/he is to receive scholarship funds. Successful applicants will have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
3) An applicant must be enrolled for at least 10 credit hours during the Spring semester (i.e., student must be enrolled during the semester of application), and an applicant is expected to take an appropriate full-course load (6-9 hours) during the summer study abroad experience.
These scholarships are based on both need and merit; therefore:
4) An applicant MUST FILE a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form—that is, a FAFSA based on taxes filed in January 2015. No exceptions will be allowed. To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST PROVIDE an ATHENA print-out of this FAFSA assessment for academic year 2015-2016.
I M P O R T A N T M E S S A G E
If you have not yet filed a FAFSA for this current academic year (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016), we urge you to file for this assessment well before the scholarship deadline. A delay in the FAFSA assessment processing time may prevent an applicant from meeting our scholarship deadline. We cannot extend our application deadline, nor can we accept an application that does not contain a print-out of the FAFSA assessment for academic year 2015-2016.
5) A ONE-PAGE ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad.
6) TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION attesting to your academic qualifications and personal attributes. Ask your evaluators to explain how they know you and how long they had an opportunity to observe your academic and personal accomplishments. For best results, you should seek letters from professors and instructors who have taught you advanced or challenging subjects. If you choose recommenders who are not university faculty, they should speak to extra-curricular or work activities that are highly relevant to your major or other professional goals. These letters are confidential and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes on letterhead stationery with the author's signature across the sealed flap. Letters from relatives are not appropriate.
7) A LETTER FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR indicating that they have been accepted into a Summer or Maymester study abroad program. If program acceptances have not yet been announced, a letter from the program acknowledging that the student is currently being considered for admission will suffice until acceptances are announced.
How to Prepare Your Application(s)
No matter whether you are applying for one or for all of these scholarships, we need ONLY ONE SET of support documents (items 4-7 above). In other words, along with your applications, provide only:
- 1 Print-out of your FAFSA from ATHENA
- 1 Single-page Essay
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from person #1
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from person #2
- 1 Letter from the Study Abroad Program Director
Return completed application packets to:
Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship Committee
c/o Noel Fallows, Associate Dean
316 Old College, UGA
Athens, GA 30602-1732