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International Scholars Program
The International Scholars Program offers competitive awards to full-time Clarion University undergraduates who plan to study abroad. This scholarship is intended for students whose study abroad experience consists of taking courses, conducting a course-related field experience or research project. The monetary award is intended to support travel, room and board, supplies or tuition for a program that qualifies for academic credit.

Award recipients will be selected by a competitive process administered by the Scholarship Committee of the International Advisory Council. All award recipients must give a presentation on their study abroad experience at the Undergraduate Research Conference held each Spring at Clarion University. If award recipients will be participating in their international experience during the spring semester, they must give their presentation at an alternative venue that must be approved by their faculty sponsor.

Applications can be obtained in the Office of International Programs, B8 Ralston Hall. Submit application materials to Office of International Programs, B8 Ralston Hall by November 1, 2013 for fall applications or March 14, 2014 for spring applications.

Link to International scholar Award Application: http://www.clarion.edu/52551/

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Freeman-Asia
Description: Provides $3,000-$7,000 to students studying abroad in one of 15 Asian countries. Scholarship seeks to encourage study abroad by American students in Asian countries. Students who participate must commit to promoting study abroad in Asia on their home campus upon completion of the program. www.iie.org/pgms/freeman-asia
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens, enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. college or university, who receive financial aid or have verifiable financial needs. Priority will be given to student with no previous experience in the country where they plan to study.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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Gilman
Description: Provides up to $5,000 for students participating in a study abroad program of any duration, up to one year. Students must be accepted for up to one year of study on a program of study abroad approved for credit by the student's home institution. http://www.iie.org/gilman

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and undergraduate students at an institution of higher education in the U.S., and must be receiving a Pell Grant.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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IIE (Institute of International Education) -- Midwest
Description: Provides several awards from $1,000-$4,000 for study abroad programs of at least 4 weeks in duration. Applications for semester-long programs or longer are encourages, as are applications for non-Western countries. www.iie.org/midwest/grant

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents in good academic standing who are residents of Illinois or another Midwestern state. No previous study abroad experience at the university level.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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NSEP (National Security Education Program)
Description: Provides funding based on financial need for study abroad program in a non-English speaking country outside of Western Europe. Requires work with an agency or office of the federal government or higher education equal to time funded within 8 years of return. Language study must be part of each program. www.iie.org/nesp

Eligibility: Student must have an undergraduate status, be a U.S. citizen, and study must take place in approved country.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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Rotary
Description: Provides expenses for studying abroad for one year to further individual international understanding. Any major. www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html

Eligibility: No relationship to Rotarian necessary. Language skills for country, scholarship, leadership, articulate, and must be well informed. Contact hometown Rotary club for information. SSP can also provide guidance about the application process.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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Phi Kappa Phi
Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants exist to recognize scholarly endeavors. They are designed specifically to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge abroad. Thirty-eight grants, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded annually.
http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Study_Abroad.html

Eligibility: Scholarship and description of intended study.

Clarion Deadline: All candidates must apply through Clarion University.

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Fulbright Scholar Program
Includes the Fulbright Scholar Program, Senior Specialist Program, New Century Scholars Program, Alumni Initiatives Award Program, International Education Administrators and German Studies Seminars.
http://www.cies.org

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PSECU International Education Scholarship

The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) started this scholarship to provide funding for PASSHE students to participate in international educational experiences to help them explore cultures, life experiences and world views different from their own.

PSECU International Education Scholarship Application

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Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award

This award was established by the PASSHE International Education Council (PIEC) and the Chancellor's Council of Social Equity, Campus Climate and Inclusion (CCSECCI) to acknowledge and applaud Dr. John C. Cavanaugh's dynamic leadership. Dr. Cavanaugh served as Chancellor of PASSHE from July 1, 2008 thru February 28, 2013 and worked diligently to increase and improve international education experiences for students within PASSHE.

The purpose of this award is to provide funding for a PASSHE student(s) to participate in an international education experience including programs such as student and teacher exchanges, second-language learning, and educational cooperation between schools in different countries.

Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award Application

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