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Scholarship Details

UponArriving 2019 Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarship requirements

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US/Canadian college or university for the 2019 to 2020 academic school year.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Open to all majors

Here is everything you’ll need to submit:

  • Personal details and photo
  • Electronic copy of an official transcript
  • Signed letter verifying plans to study abroad or past study abroad trip experience
  • Minimum 750 word original essay written by the applicant

Personal details

In your submission email, please include the following:

  • First and Last name
  • Major (if applicable)
  • School or university
  • Expected year of graduation
  • Digital headshot (preferably JPEG)
  • Phone number

Personal information will only be used for the purpose of awarding the scholarships and contacting the winners. No personal information be distributed, sold, or provided to third parties. 


Please provide a PDF version of your official transcript showing your name and GPA. Your GPA will be considered for the scholarship but will not be a major factor compared to the weight given to your essay.

Verification letter

All applicants must submit a letter from a university official (professor, administrator, etc.) on an official letterhead of the relevant school they attend (or on the official letterhead of the school they participated in the study abroad program with) verifying that the student did participate in a study abroad program or that they have enrolled in a study abroad program in the future.

The letter should be signed and dated and in PDF format. Please note that we reserve the right to follow up and verify all information in the letter.    

750 word essay

Your essay must be at least 750 words (font size 12 and double spaced) but no longer than 1,250 words. Applicants are encouraged to be creative and to think about how their study abroad experience will relate (or has related) to their own personal growth.

If you have not yet studied abroad, we want to hear about how you think your study abroad experience will shape your life. Questions to consider answering include: 

  • What do you expect to get out of the experience?
  • Is there anything specific you hope to overcome?
  • How do you envision the experience affecting you in your personal and academic life?
  • How do you think this experience will fit in to your career path?

If you have already studied abroad, we want to hear about how your study abroad experience has shaped your life. Questions to consider answering include: 

  • Did you overcome any major obstacles?
  • Did you experience any unexpected setbacks?
  • Did you push through personal fears?
  • What about the experience will you always take with you

The application and further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Deadline: 03/31/2020

Amount: $500

Online Application Available

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