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International Scholarship Funds

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships to support students studying abroad. One application packet will allow you to be considered for all of them. If you have any questions about the application process, contact John Boroski at

Eligibility Requirements
  1. Scholarships are only available for students who are studying abroad during the Maymester or Summer terms in a UGA-approved program.
  2. An applicant must be a non-transient, degree-seeking major in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the College prior to applying.
  3. An applicant must be a student in good standing at the time of submission as well as during the semester when they are to receive scholarship funds. Successful applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  4. An applicant must be enrolled for at least 10 credit hours during the spring semester in which they apply, and they're expected to take a full-course load (6-9 hours) during the summer study abroad experience.
  5. An applicant must have demonstrated financial need. Note: In order to be considered for need-based support at UGA, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which allows the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid to assess your financial need. If you are unsure about whether you have completed a FAFSA, please contact the OSFA.
Application Guidelines

Please submit the following materials as a single PDF to John Boroski at

  1. The International Scholarship Fund application (download here).
  2. An essay of 1-2 pages that explains how the specific study abroad program you plan to participate in connects to your educational, personal, and professional goals.
  3. Your acceptance letter or email from the program director or staff member. If a program has not yet announced acceptances, a letter or email confirming that you have applied to the program will suffice.
  4. Separately: a letter of recommendation attesting to your academic qualifications and personal accomplishments. For best results, seek a letter from a professor who has taught you an advanced or challenging subject. If you choose a recommender who is not university faculty, they should speak to extracurricular or work activities that are highly relevant to your major or to your professional goals. The recommender should submit their letter directly to John Boroski ( — not to the applicant.

Application deadline: February 1, 2024

about our international scholarship funds:

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.

Tome Family Study Abroad Award. Created in 2006 and named in honor of UGA alumnus Bill Tome and his family, this award enables 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. They established this scholarship in 2008 to support study abroad opportunities for students in the Franklin College. Selection for this award is based on financial need and academic achievement.

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