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Scholarships and Funding

Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships

REQUIREMENTS

  • Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines for SUMMER 2021 Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships offered through the Franklin College are further below, under "How to Apply."
  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Students may complete the UGA application linked here.
  • Transient Student Art Majors from other institutions may complete the Transient Student application linked here.

SUMMER 2021 FRANKLIN CORTONA STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications and materials must be received by FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020.
If you have questions, contact April Brown at albrown@uga.edu

How to Apply

About the UGA Franklin College Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships Fund
There are nine (9) scholarships in this funding program.  One application packet allows you to be considered for any of these scholarships, which are:

Del Martin Amica di Cortona Scholarship

Charles Morgan Cortona Scholarship

Eric E. Fitzpatrick Study Abroad Fund

Rick Johnson Art in Cortona Scholarship

John D. Kehoe Cortona Program Scholarship

Mike Nicholson Painting & Drawing Study in Cortona Award

Judy Voss Jones Cortona Art Scholarship

Jane Willson Cortona Studies Abroad Scholarship

Cortona Experience Alumni Scholarship

Application Deadline for Summer 2021

Friday 4 December 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Any application not completed and received by this time will be ineligible for consideration. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all parts of an application are completed. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Eligibility Requirements for UGA Students

1) A UGA applicant must be a degree-seeking, declared major or minor in Lamar Dodd School of Art and have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art prior to applying.

2) A UGA 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 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

3) A UGA applicant is expected to register an appropriate course load during the study abroad experience.

4) A UGA applicant must be accepted by or be under consideration by the UGA Cortona study abroad program.

Eligibility Requirements for Transient Students from Other Institutions
A few awards in the UGA Franklin College Cortona Study Abroad Scholarships Fund are available to transient students.

1) A transient student applicant must provide one official set of transcripts from his or her current academic institution, so that the committee may assess enrollment, credit hour completion, grade point average, and other information required of all applicants.  Contact April Brown at albrown@uga.edu to receive instructions on how to have electronic transcripts sent to us.

2) A transient student applicant must be accepted by or be under consideration by the UGA Cortona study abroad program.

3) A transient student applicant selected for an award must officially register to attend UGA and confirm this with us before the College may initiate that award. The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid distributes all awards to students near the start of the semester of attendance supported by the award.

How to Prepare an Application Packet
Items 1, 2, 4 and 5 will be sent by the applicant.  Item 3 may only be sent by the person recommending the applicant.

ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL

1) Complete one SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form downloaded from this webpage and send it to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu.
If you complete your application on desktop, please “save as” with a new PDF file name.
If you print and complete by hand your application, please scan it as a PDF file.

2) Write a brief SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad.  Send it to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu.
Please save your essay as a PDF file your 1-2 page essay.

3) Ask someone to write a 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. A letter from a relative is not appropriate. We can only accept recommendations sent direct by the person recommending you (not through you).
Please ask the person recommending you to send his or her letter by email to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu
.

4) Print to PDF or save a screenshot of your NOTIFICATION FROM THE CORTONA PROGRAM confirming that you have been accepted into the program or are being considered for the program.  Send it to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu.

5) Provide photos, printouts, or image files of 3-5 PORTFOLIO SAMPLES of your work.
    Image files, preferably saved as a single PDF file, should be sent to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu
.

 

A REMINDER TO ALL APPLICANTS ABOUT NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT AT UGA
All scholarships to UGA students are processed and distributed by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).  Not all Franklin scholarships are need-based, but many are.  We wish to remind you that in order to be considered for need-based support at UGA, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or “FAFSA” form.  A FAFSA allows the UGA OSFA to assess your student financial need.  If their office does not have a FAFSA assessment for you, they cannot determine your need, which then prevents us from considering you for any need-based scholarships.  If you are unsure about whether you have completed a FAFSA in order to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships, please contact the UGA OSFA.

International Scholarship Fund

About the International Scholarship Fund

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences offers several sources of funds. One application packet will allow you to be considered for all of these scholarships.  Please note that these scholarships are only given once a year and are only available for students studying abroad during the Summer or Maymester.

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. A strong proponent of international exchange and collaboration during her 38 years as a scholar and teacher at the University of Georgia, 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. Selection for this award is based on financial need, academic promise, and the applicant’s essay.

Tome Family Study Abroad Fund
Created in 2006 and named in honor of UGA alumnus Bill Tome and his family, Mr. Tome established this award to enable students in the Franklin College with limited financial resources the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs.

Cassandra Young and Jeffrey Sherman Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity
Jeff Sherman and his wife, Cassy Young, have a passion for the University of Georgia and a special interest in study abroad and established this scholarship in 2008 to support study abroad opportunities for students in the Franklin College.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline:
Friday, February 5, 2021

Any application not completed and submitted by the established deadline will be ineligible for consideration. 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 the study abroad program director to ensure that their letters are provided in time to complete this application process. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

1) An applicant must be a non-transient, degree-seeking major in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences prior to applying.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) An applicant must be enrolled in a UGA-approved study abroad program.

Application Guidelines

STUDENTS SHOULD SEND 2021 SCHOLARSHIP MATERIALS TO US BY EMAIL
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021

THE FOLLOWING ARE ITEMS REQUIRED
We only need one complete copy (PDF preferred) of the following documents.

1) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION(s) please complete the International Scholarship Fund Application located here below.  This form is a fillable PDF, so you should be able to complete it on your computer, then re-save it for returning as a PDF containing your application information.

International Scholarship Fund Application
One application is all you complete in order to be considered for all scholarships in this fund:
   Click here to download:  International Scholarship Fund Application.

2) SCHOLARSHIPS ESSAY that outlines your educational, personal, and professional goals and explains, in turn, how these connect to your plans for study abroad. Please save your 1-2 page essay as a PDF for sending to us via email.

3) 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. A letter from a relative is not appropriate. An evaluator's recommendation may simply be addressed "Dear Committee".
This recommendation should be sent direct to us via email from the person recommending the student—we cannot accept a recommendation sent to us by the student.  The person recommending you may send us either a letter attachment (PDF preferred) or a recommendation typed within the body of an email—both are acceptable. This recommendation should be sent to: kborders@uga.edu.

4) PDF of the LETTER or EMAIL from the PROGRAM DIRECTOR or STAFF indicating that you have been accepted. If a program’s acceptances have not yet been announced, a PDF of the letter or email from the program confirming that you have applied and acknowledging that you are currently being considered.is acceptable.

Send your application and materials to:  kborders@uga.edu

*A REMINDER ABOUT NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT AT UGA
All scholarships to UGA students are processed and distributed by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).  Not all Franklin scholarships are need-based, but many are.  We wish to remind you that in order to be considered for need-based support at UGA, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or “FAFSA” form.  A FAFSA allows the UGA OSFA to assess your student financial need.  If their office does not have a FAFSA assessment for you, they cannot determine your need, which then prevents us from considering you for any need-based scholarships.  If you are unsure about whether you have completed a FAFSA in order to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships, please contact the UGA OSFA.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kellie Borders Peyton at kborders@uga.edu 

Spark Fellowship in Creative Writing and French or German Culture

SPARK FELLOWSHIP IN CREATIVE WRITING AND FRENCH OR GERMAN CULTURE

About the Spark Fellowship in Creative Writing and French or German Culture

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 15 JANUARY 2021

The Spark Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $4,000 for students' independent summer study abroad in a French or German-speaking country, involving the pursuit of a project that will combine creative writing and cultural translation. The term cultural translation encompasses a wide variety of possible projects, including the literary translation of texts from French and German into English or the reflection of intercultural experiences through language or art.

Students are encouraged to propose original projects that they have developed in discussion with a UGA Faculty mentor whom they have identified to oversee the project and its completion.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire for active exploration and serious reflection on cultural difference.

Students will be asked to give a presentation on their projects during the semester following their return.

— Here is our Call for Applications for 2021
— Here are the complete Guidelines for 2021
— Here is our Application Form for 2021

Please complete this form-fillable PDF application and either:
- print it, obtain signatures, and scan to a PDF file, or
- add digital signatures and re-save as a PDF

MATERIALS REQUIRED FROM STUDENT
- Signed Application
- 2-Page Project Proposal
- Budget Outline

DELIVERY METHOD FOR MATERIALS
Student application materials should be sent by email attachment to:

KBORDERS@UGA.EDU

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION ALSO REQUIRED
Please also see the linked Guidelines about providing a Letter of Recommendation, which should be sent by your recommender to Associate Dean Martin Kagel at
mkagel@uga.edu

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Associate Dean Martin Kagel at mkagel@uga.edu.  All other questions should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Zawacki at zawacki@uga.edu.

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