Scholarships

 

Harper College Resources for Excellence Grant

Student Scholarships for Study Abroad

This Harper-based funding opportunity is available through a Resources for Excellence Grant awarded to International Studies and Programs by the Harper College Educational Foundation.

The funding is aimed at increasing the number of students, particularly from traditionally under-represented groups, participating in study abroad programs.

Each applicant will submit an application form and supporting documents as specified in the application package available bellow.

The applications shall be sent by the announced deadline to the International Studies and Programs Coordinator, Richard Johnson, in one digital copy by email and one hard copy. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time students, minimum 2.75 GPA.

Deadlines for submission:

  • Fall & Winter term: April 1
  • Spring & Summer term: November 1

Please see the attached Resources for Excellence Brochure for further details.

Resources_for_Excellence_Brochure

Student Application Package:

Study_Abroad_Scholarship_Application

Study_Abroad_Scholarship Faculty Recommendation_form

Location/Area Scholarships

Freeman Asia

The Freeman Foundation provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam). The program's goal to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Applied or have been accepted to a study abroad program
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application Deadline: October 12 for spring programs, February 15 for summer programs, April 1 for fall and academic year programs

Bridging Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Study in Japan

Application Deadline: October 10, 2012 for spring programs

NSEP (Boren) Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study aborad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Study in non-traditional location

Application Deadline: Annual deadline in February

Need-Based Scholarships

Gilman International Scholarship

Up to $8,000

This scholarship aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by awarding grants to undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

Eligibility:

  • Pell grant recipient
  • US citizen

Application Deadline: October 1 for spring programs, March 1for summer and fall programs

Freeman Asia

The Freeman Foundation provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam). The program's goal to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Applied or have been accepted to a study abroad program
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application Deadline: October 12 for spring programs, February 15 for summer programs, April 1 for fall and academic year programs

School for Field Studies Scholarships

The School for Field Studies (SFS) awards over $280,000 in need-based scholarships each year with roughly one third of the SFS students receiving some type of aid. SFS greatly appreciates the support of our alumni and other generous donors who make this possible through their contributions to the SFS general scholarship fund and individually named scholarships.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Acceptance into an SFS Program

Application Deadline: 10 days after acceptance into program

CAPA Need-Based Scholarships

CAPA offers several scholarships for students who demonstrated high financial need. Scholarships are reserved for students whos financial aid package is at least 50% of the program fee.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated high financial need with financial aid package at least 50% of the program fee
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Application Deadline: October 8, 2012 for spring programs

Alliance Scholarship

These scholarships are need-based, with preference given to minorities and students from non-traditional majors for Alliance programs in India and China.

Eligibility:

  • Participation in an affiliated Alliance program in India or China
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application Deadline: November 15, 2012 for spring programs

CAPA/UMN Affiliate Need-Based Scholarships

CAPA offers several scholarships for students who demonstrated high financial need. Scholarships are reserved for students whos financial aid package is at least 50% of the program fee.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrated high financial need with financial aid package at least 50% of the program fee
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Application Deadline: October 8, 2012 for spring programs

Merit-Based Scholarships

CAPA/UMN Merit Scholarships

CAPA offers several scholarships of $500 to students who demonstrate high academic merit.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Acceptance into CAPA program

Application Deadline:October 8, 2012 for spring program

 

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