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Scholarship Funds, 2017

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 essay.

Link to: Craige Scholarship Application Form
(use this application form only for the Craige award)

Tome Family Study Abroad Fund

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.

Cassandra Young and Jeffrey Sherman Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

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.

Link to: One Application Form for Two Awards
(use this application form for the Tome & Sherman awards: one application covers both awards)

Deadline for All Scholarships

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Notification will be sent by the end of February.

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.
  4. ATHENA print-out of your “SUMMARY OF AWARD PACKAGE”
    An applicant must already have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form—that is, a FAFSA based on taxes filed in January of the previous year.  Once a FAFSA has assessed your financial need, that summary is sent to the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid, where it becomes a part of your records in ATHENA.  All scholarship applicants must provide an ATHENA print-out of the “Summary of Award Package” for the current academic year.  We cannot extend our application deadline, nor can we accept an application that does not contain a print-out of the ATHENA print-out of a “Summary of Award Package” for the current academic year.
  5. A 1-2 PAGE ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad.
  6. ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION attesting to your academic qualifications and personal attributes. Ask your evaluator to explain how s/he knows you and how long s/he had an opportunity to observe your academic and personal accomplishments. For best results, you should seek a letter from a professor or instructor who has taught you an advanced or challenging subject. If you choose a recommender who is not university faculty, s/he should speak to extra-curricular or work activities that are highly relevant to your major or other professional goals. This letter is confidential and must be enclosed in a sealed envelope on letterhead stationery with the author's signature across the sealed flap. A letter from a relative is not appropriate.
  7. A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR endorsing your application and indicating that you 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 you are currently being considered for admission will suffice until acceptances are announced.

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, you provide only:
- 1 Completed and Signed Application Form (printed from links above, as applicable)
- 1 Print-out of your “Summary of Award Package” page from ATHENA
- 1 Essay
- 1 Letter of Recommendation
- 1 Letter of Support from the Study Abroad Program Director

Return completed application packets to:

Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship Committee
c/o Martin Kagel, Associate Dean
316 Old College, UGA, Athens, GA 30602-1732