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Scholarships and Funding

Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships

Please visit the Cortona web site for more information.

International Scholarship Fund

About the International Scholarship Fund

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences offers several sources of funds. 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.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline:
To Be Determined 

Any application not completed and submitted by the established deadline 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 to ensure that their letters are provided in time to complete this application process. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

1) 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.

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) An applicant must be enrolled in a UGA-approved study abroad program.

Application Guidelines

DEADLINE TO APPLY: To be determined 

We only need one complete copy (PDF preferred) of the following documents.

1) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION(s) please complete the International Scholarship Fund Application located here below.  This form is a fillable PDF, so you should be able to complete it on your computer, then re-save it for returning as a PDF containing your application information.

International Scholarship Fund Application
One application is all you complete in order to be considered for all scholarships in this fund:
   Click here to download:  International Scholarship Fund Application.

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 save your 1-2 page essay as a PDF for sending to us via email.

3) 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. A letter from a relative is not appropriate. An evaluator's recommendation may simply be addressed "Dear Committee".
This recommendation should be sent direct to us via email from the person recommending the student—we cannot accept a recommendation sent to us by the student.  The person recommending you may send us either a letter attachment (PDF preferred) or a recommendation typed within the body of an email—both are acceptable. This recommendation should be sent to:

4) PDF of the LETTER or EMAIL from the PROGRAM DIRECTOR or STAFF indicating that you have been accepted. If a program’s acceptances have not yet been announced, a PDF of the letter or email from the program confirming that you have applied and acknowledging that you are currently being acceptable.

Send your application and materials to:

All scholarships to UGA students are processed and distributed by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).  Not all Franklin scholarships are need-based, but many are.  We wish to remind you that in order to be considered for need-based support at UGA, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or “FAFSA” form.  A FAFSA allows the UGA OSFA to assess your student financial need.  If their office does not have a FAFSA assessment for you, they cannot determine your need, which then prevents us from considering you for any need-based scholarships.  If you are unsure about whether you have completed a FAFSA in order to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships, please contact the UGA OSFA.

Contact Kellie Borders Peyton at 

Spark Fellowship in Creative Writing and French or German Culture


About the Spark Fellowship in Creative Writing and French or German Culture


The Spark Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $4,000 for students' independent summer study abroad in a French or German-speaking country, involving the pursuit of a project that will combine creative writing and cultural translation. The term cultural translation encompasses a wide variety of possible projects, including the literary translation of texts from French and German into English or the reflection of intercultural experiences through language or art.

Students are encouraged to propose original projects that they have developed in discussion with a UGA Faculty mentor whom they have identified to oversee the project and its completion.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire for active exploration and serious reflection on cultural difference.

Students will be asked to give a presentation on their projects during the semester following their return.

— Here is our Call for Applications for 2021
— Here are the complete Guidelines for 2021
— Here is our Application Form for 2021

Please complete this form-fillable PDF application and either:
- print it, obtain signatures, and scan to a PDF file, or
- add digital signatures and re-save as a PDF

- Signed Application
- 2-Page Project Proposal
- Budget Outline

Student application materials should be sent by email attachment to:


Please also see the linked Guidelines about providing a Letter of Recommendation, which should be sent by your recommender to Associate Dean Martin Kagel at

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Associate Dean Martin Kagel at  All other questions should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Zawacki at

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