We’re writing to provide some quick updates on the Global Opportunities program and two study abroad scholarships available to UW students. Here’s what Global Opportunities offers:
- GO! Scholarship – available to students of all majors, applicants must be eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise and must be Washington residents
- Fritz Scholarship – applicants must be declared social science or humanities majors and have at least a 3.0 average GPA
The deadline for fall quarter applications for GO! and Fritz scholarships is November 3 at 5pm.
Students planning to study abroad during winter or spring quarter 2012 should apply now; those planning to study abroad in summer, early fall, or fall quarters should apply at our April deadline.
We’re offering 7 information sessions this fall as well as drop-in advising.
A flyer with dates and times for information sessions is attached to this email – please print and share with students and colleagues! We encourage any student interested in study abroad to attend these sessions. We also provide advising for additional study abroad scholarships such as the DAAD, Freeman, and Gilman awards. We’ll provide information sessions for DAAD and Freeman in November. The deadline for the Gilman is October 4th – please send interested Pell Grant-eligible students to www.iie.org/gilman for more information.
You’ll also want to check out our newly-updated website, www.goglobal.uw.edu, which includes a “Student Scrapbook” with work by GO! and Fritz Scholars, and our new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UWGlobalOpportunities. If your program has a Facebook page, please like us!
Finally, we are always looking for new staff and faculty to participate on our GO! and Fritz Scholarship application review committee. If you’re interested in supporting our program and scholars by serving as a reviewer, please let us know! We will begin application review in early November.
Feel free to email or call if you or your students have questions. You can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206.543.4170.
Best wishes for the new academic year!