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International Experience Scholarship/Travel Grant

Due in February 2018, advertisement will display in Fall 2017

International Experience Scholarship - Apply link will be available in Fall 2017

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Purpose: To fund students study and research into international and cross cultural issues. Scholarship/Travel Grant will usually fund international travel, but applicants could make a case for other uses such as summer language institutes for language opportunities not offered at USC.

Eligibility: Students who apply must be currently enrolled at USC as an undergraduate or graduate, and must have well-formed study abroad or research proposals.

Scholarship/Travel Grant Information: TBA

Scholarship/Travel Grant amounts up to $1,000 and pproximately six will be given during the2016-2017 academic year. If this award is classified as a scholarship (for undergraduate students) funds will only be deposited in the student's USC Bursar account. Awardees will not receive a check directly from the Institute, nor will a USC Travel Authorization be established. Scholarships will be routed from the Institute to the office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and then processed with the Bursar's Office. As long as you have a zero balance the full amount of the award will be mailed to your home address. Students must be enrolled to access the awarded funds. If you are not enrolled, funds will not be available until you enorll. If this award is classified as a travel grant (for graduate students) funds will only be in the form of a travel authorization at USC. Graduate students must request to file a travel authorization through The Walker Institute prior to their travel date. In most cases our Institute will book and pay for the flight and/or mileage in advance and registration/conference fees if applicable. All other expenditures that are incurred by the graduate student will be reimbursed to the student in check form once all of the origional receipts have been submitted to The Walker Institute within 5 days of the graduate students return. If original receipts are not submitted funds will not be reimbursed

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The scholarships/travel grant can support such activities as advanced language study, research using local language source materials, and other international research pursuits. Short-term research scholarships and travel, May-mester courses, and conference participation cannot be supported by these scholarships/travel grant. Although students may apply for multiple awards, each student will only receive one award. Please be aware that in accordance with ACAF 2.09, you will need to register your international travel in the Student International Travel Registry maintained by the Study Abroad Office before your expected departure date. In addition, you will be required to obtain international emergency travel insurance from the University’s authorized vendor. For projects that require IRB approval, funds will not be released until approval has been granted. Samples of previously funded applications are available for review at The Walker Institute Office in Gambrell Hall, suite 251.