I’m writing with updates about the GO! and Fritz study abroad scholarships for UW undergraduates. You can find more information at our website, goglobal.uw.edu and at facebook.com/UWGlobalOpportunities. Please share these updates with students and colleagues, and feel free to contact me with questions. I have also attached flyers to this message.
Application & deadlines
The fall deadline for GO! and Fritz Scholarship applications is Thursday, November 7 at 5pm. The application is available online starting October 1 at http://goglobal.uw.edu/apply.php. It requires an 800-word essay (see http://goglobal.uw.edu/faqs.php) but no letters of recommendation. Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2014 should apply at this deadline; those studying abroad in summer, early fall, or fall 2014 will apply at our late April 2014 deadline. We expect to be able to notify November applicants about whether they have been selected to receive a scholarship by early December.
Information sessions & events
We’re offering 2 information sessions this fall:
· Tuesday, October 15 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171
· Wednesday, October 30 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171
We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of the application and discuss tips for crafting a competitive personal statement. Students may email me at goglobal to schedule an advising appointment if they can’t attend an information session.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in MGH171. GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to share stories and answer questions. Delicious international snacks will be served!
Fritz Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Declared social sciences or humanities major by the application deadline (see http://goglobal.uw.edu/faqs.php for a list), 3) at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
GO! Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Resident of Washington state, 3) Eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise for the academic year in which the application deadline falls
**Please note a slight change in the GO! eligibility requirements. Previously, students were required to be eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise for the quarter of their study abroad. This change will not impact most applicants, but will remove uncertainty about eligibility for students who apply for the GO! in spring of one academic year for funding to study abroad in the following academic year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this change.
Many thanks to all of you for spreading the word about these opportunities! Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to refer students directly to me via email.
Sara Stubbs, MSW
Global Opportunities Adviser
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
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