Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships
- Please see the attached GUIDELINES for Fall 2019 Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships offered through the Franklin College.
- Use this linked APPLICATION to apply for Fall 2019 Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships.
OUR DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Our deadline to receive your FALL 2019 scholarship application with all supplemental materials has been extended to:
5:00 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
How to Apply
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR APPLICATION WITH SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS MUST BE HAND DELIVERED TO THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN, FRANKLIN COLLEGE, LOCATED AT 316 OLD COLLEGE.
Doug Toma Memorial Scholarship
THIS AWARD IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO STUDENTS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN THE FRANKLIN RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
Created in 2012, the Doug Toma Memorial Scholarship Fund was established as an enduring legacy in honor of Professor J. Douglas “Doug” Toma. Dr. Toma’s work helped to foster international partnerships for the Institute of Higher Education, where he taught, and for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where he was Dean of the Franklin Residential College.
- Must be a current resident with the Franklin Residential College
- Must be a currently enrolled in a Franklin College Undergraduate Major
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of this application (for the previous graded semester at UGA)
- These scholarships are based on both need and merit, therefore: 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 “Award Package”for the current academic year. We cannot extend our scholarship application deadline, nor can we accept an application that does not contain a print-out of the ATHENA “Award Package” for the current academic year.
Application and all supplemental materials due by FEBRUARY 3, 2017
How to Apply
ADDRESS and HAND DELIVER your APPLICATION with MATERIALS to:
Franklin College Scholarships Committee
c/o Dr. Martin Kagel, Associate Dean
316 Old College
International Scholarship Fund
About the Fund
There are three different scholarships in this funding program. One application packet will allow you to be considered for all of these scholarships. Please note that these scholarships are only given once a year and are only available for students studying abroad during the Summer or Maymester.
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 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.
Any application not completed and submitted by this time will be ineligible for consideration. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all parts of an application are completed; therefore it is expected that the student will follow up with his or her recommender and the study abroad program director/staff to ensure that their letters are provided in time to complete this application process. There are no exceptions to this deadline.
- An applicant must be a non-transient, degree-seeking major in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences prior to applying.
- 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
- 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.
- An applicant must be enrolled in a UGA-approved study abroad program.
PLEASE PRINT AND DELIVER BY HAND TO:
THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN - 316 OLD COLLEGE
THE FOLLOWING ARE ITEMS REQUIRED IN JUST ONE COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET
We only need one complete copy of the following documents, even if you are completing both scholarship applications.
1) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION(s) please complete the applicable scholarship form(s) located at the links here in this section. If you have trouble accessing these PDF forms, you can request them by sending an email to: . These forms are fillable PDFs, so you should be able to complete them on your desktop and print them for inclusion in your packet.
2) SCHOLARSHIPS ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad. Please print to paper one copy of this 1-2 page essay.
3) ATHENA print-out of your “AWARD PACKAGE FOR 2018-2019”
In order to be eligible for need-based support, you must already have completed a form—that is, a FAFSA based on taxes filed in January of the previous year. Once a FAFSA has assessed your financial need, that assessment is sent to the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid, where it becomes a part of your record in ATHENA. All scholarship applicants should provide one print-out of the page “Award Package for 2018-2019” located in your record when you log in to ATHENA.
4) A 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. We strongly recommend that letters be written on official letterhead and signed by the author. A letter from a relative is not appropriate.
This letter should be given to you inside an envelope that is sealed by the person recommending you.
5) A LETTER FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR or STAFF endorsing your application to the study abroad program and indicating that you have been accepted. If a program’s acceptances have not yet been announced, the letter from the program director or program staff should confirm that you have applied and acknowledge that you are currently being considered.
Either a letter or a printout of an acceptance email from the program is acceptable; this does not need to be sealed.
If you have questions about Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarships, feel free to contact Karen Coker, at .