Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarships
Funds, Application Deadline, Eligibility and Application Guidelines
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. 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.
This need-based scholarship is awarded in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per student.
Tome Family Study Abroad Fund
Created in 2006 and named in honor of UGA alumnus Bill Tome and his family
, this award was established to enable students in the Franklin College with limited financial resources the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs.
This need-based scholarship is awarded in the range of $800 to $1,000 per student
Cassandra Young and Jeffrey Sherman Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity
and his wife, Cassy Young,
have a passion for the University of Georgia and a special interest in study abroad. They established this scholarship in 2008 to support study abroad opportunities for Franklin College students.
This need-based scholarship is awarded in the range of $500 to $1,000 per student
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Any application left unfinished in the system by this time will not be considered. 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 his or her study abroad program director to ensure that their letters are received and uploaded in time to complete the student’s application process. There are no exceptions to this deadline.
Eligibility and Application Guidelines
- An applicant must be a non-transient, degree-seeking major in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences prior to applying.
- 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.
- 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.
- An applicant must be enrolled in a UGA-approved study abroad program; if unsure, confirm at:
- COMPLETED: FRANKLIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad.
- PDF FILE UPLOAD: ATHENA print-out of your “AWARD PACKAGE FOR 2017-2018”
An applicant must already have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form—that is, a FAFSA based on taxes filed in January of the previous year. Once a FAFSA has assessed your financial need, the assessment is sent to the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid, where it becomes a part of your record in ATHENA. All scholarship applicants must upload a PDF—either a scan-to-PDF of a printout, or a print-to-PDF file—of the entire ATHENA “Award Package” page for the current academic year. We cannot accept a screen shot, a partial view, nor any other file type except a PDF showing the entire page as it appears on screen.
- FILE UPLOAD: ONE 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. We strongly recommend that letters be written on official letterhead and signed by the author. A letter from a relative is not appropriate.
- FILE UPLOAD: A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR endorsing your application and indicating that you have been accepted into a Summer or Maymester study abroad program. If program acceptances has not yet been announced, a letter from the program acknowledging that you are being considered will suffice until acceptances are announced.
You can contact Associate Dean Martin Kagel, who oversees these Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarships, or his assistant, Karen Coker, at: firstname.lastname@example.org