The SIUE Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship is based on a combination of academic performance, financial need, and willingness to serve as a volunteer "study abroad ambassador" upon return to SIUE. These awards are made available through the SIUE Office of International Programs; awards for semester long programs generally range from $500 - $1250 and awards for summer programs generally range from $250 - $500.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must meet the following criteria at the time of application:
Full time enrollment in undergraduate degree program of study at SIUE.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on 4.0 scale).
Application pending or proof of acceptance at an SIUE approved and recognized foreign institution of higher learning for at least 14 weeks for semester long programs or at least 4 weeks for summer programs.
Completion of at least one academic semester as full time undergraduate student at SIUE.
All awards are competitive! Students selected to receive a "Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship" will be expected to provide a minimal number of volunteer hours (usually 10 - 15 hours) to the Office of International Programs to help support and promote study abroad. Typical volunteer activities include helping with the annual SIUE Study Abroad Fair (fall semester), assisting with a Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation Program, speaking about experience abroad in arranged class presentations or in study abroad informational meetings, writing a promotional narrative about study abroad experience for SIUE Study Abroad Website and/or monthly newsletter.
To apply, please submit the following items by the deadline corresponding to your study abroad program :
June 1 - for fall semester study abroad programs
November 1 - for spring semester study abroad programs
March 15 - for summer semester study abroad programs
Scholarship Application Form
Copy of unofficial SIUE transcript
Description of financial need (1 page maximum)
Submit all applications to:
Office of International Programs
0300 Student Success Center
Campus Box 1159, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026