STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
The GCSU International Education Center staff will advise all students going abroad on the study abroad programs that best meet their needs and the study abroad scholarships that are available to them.
International Education Center staff will advise students regarding Weir and Wells Study Abroad Scholarships, for which they may submit applications to the International Education Center. These scholarships require the same 3.0 GPA standard that is required for other GCSU scholarships. The Assistant Vice President for International Education and the International Education Committee review scholarship application materials and recommend Weir and Wells Study Abroad Scholarships. Recommendations will be made on a priority basis according the following:
- Students registering at GCSU for study abroad programs that are offered by GCSU or for study abroad programs sponsored by the University System of Georgia and which permit students to register at GCSU. Also, students registering at GCSU and participating in an exchange with one of its partner universities.
- Students enrolling in non-GCSU study abroad programs that have been investigated and approved by the Assistant Vice President for International Education, who will confirm the academic quality of the study abroad programs, as well as satisfactory systems for transferring credits to GCSU. In these cases, students should register at GCSU for a one-credit-hour study abroad seminar in International Studies, which is managed by the Assistant Vice President for International Education. In addition, students should complete the Study Abroad Course Approval Form, which is available in the International Education Center and confirms the support of major advisers and department chairs. Students must also register in the Office of the Registrar as transient students for the balance of their credits.
International Education Center staff will also advise students interested in studying abroad on other available scholarships:
- Federal Aid, which is based solely upon financial need and may be used for any recognized study abroad programs. For programs in which the majority of course work is registered with an institution other than GCSU, an approved Financial Aid Consortium Agreement must be in place before Federal Aid will be disbursed. Information is available in the Financial Aid Office. Federal Aid may be awarded as grants or loans.
- Students Abroad with Regents’ Support (STARS), a Board of Regents initiative, offers study abroad students the opportunity for Work/Study stipends, travel grants for Service Learning, and study abroad Program Assistantships. Applications are available in the International Education Center.
- Information on other scholarships is available in the International Education Center.
The Financial Aid Office will manage disbursement of all study abroad scholarships and Federal Aid. In addition, the Financial Aid Office will establish the required financial aid consortium agreement with any non-GCSU program, which certifies the student’s Federal Financial Aid eligibility. Any funds awarded through GCSU will be managed by the Financial Aid Office.