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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & SCHOLAR SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

2016-17 Academic Year

**A SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS OPEN FOR STUDENTS FROM INDIA ONLY. APPLY NOW FOR THE Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2016. See details regarding this scholarship below.**

Each year, International Affairs awards several competitive scholarships to current and new University of Oregon (UO) international students.  Scholarships are cash-based and are applied to the student’s account at the beginning of each term.

Please complete only one online Scholarship Application to be considered for one or more endowed scholarships.  You must submit all required documents to the Office of International Affairs on or before January 15, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the scholarship selection committee. For more information, contact International Affairs via email, intl@uoregon.edu or phone, 541-346-3206.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You must be a current UO student in legal, non-immigrant status (such as F-1 or J-1), or
  2. A new student with an application for admission submitted to UO Admissions on or before January 15, 2016. (See New Students below)
  3. Evidence of financial need (based on information provided in the online scholarship application)
  4. Evidence of academic merit (based on transcripts and grade point average)

Current UO Student Instructions:

All documents must be submitted on or before January 15, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

  1. Click here to submit an Application for 2016-2017. (This form is best viewed using Firefox internet browser) We recommend that before starting you read through all of the questions carefully. You may want to print this form and fill it out as a draft. This form cannot be saved for future use and there are several required attachments. Please be sure you have all attachments and answers ready before beginning. Attachments you will need include:
    • UO unofficial transcript
    • Personal statement (one-page) describing your academic goals, financial need, and community involvement
    • If you will graduate from the UO in 2016-2017 an academic plan showing your graduation term signed by your academic adviser
  2. One recommendation form from a UO faculty member.

New & Transfer Students:

All documents must be submitted on or before January 15, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.   Documents submitted to the office of Admissions can NOT be used for your scholarship application.

  1. Click here to submit an Application for 2016-17. (This form is best viewed using Firefox internet browser) We recommend that before starting you read through all of the questions carefully. You may want to print this form and fill it out as a draft. This form cannot be saved for future use and there are several required attachments. Please be sure you have all attachments and answers ready before beginning. Attachments you will need include:
    • Academic records or transcript from current or most recent school
    • Personal statement (one-page) describing your academic goals, financial need, and community involvement
    • If you will graduate from the UO in 2016-17 an academic plan showing your graduation term signed by your academic adviser
  2. One recommendation form.  Your recommendation form should come from a person who knows you well and can comment on your academic and personal characteristics.  Recommendation letters submitted to the office of Admissions can NOT be used for your scholarship application.
    • Email this link to the person who will be recommending you.  This person should not be a friend or a family member.  Complete the recommendation form online https://international.uoregon.edu/recommendation/
    • Or print the International Affairs Recommendation Form and give it to the person recommending you to complete and return
  3. Application for admission to the University of Oregon must be submitted on or before January 15, 2016. Apply online: http://admissions.uoregon.edu/international/index.html

PROBLEMS SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE?

If you are unable to submit this form online please contact us at issa@uoregon.edu.

 

Listing of Available Scholarships:

GENERAL (Open to all international students)

Pressman Family Scholarship: Honoring the Pressman family. One scholarship of approximately $1000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing UO international students may apply.

Jim and Jean Tattersall International Student Scholarship: Honoring Jim and Jean Tattersall, scholarships of approximately $1,000 - $3,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing international students may apply.

Ramsing Family Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established by Kenneth and Margo Ramsing, former University of Oregon faculty members who served as dean of the Graduate School and International Student Advisor, respectively. One scholarship of approximately $1000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing undergraduate international students may apply. To be eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Islam Family Foundation Scholarship: Established in honor of Dr. Ahmet R. Islam, native of Turkey and beloved father of UO alumna Hilary Islam Harter ’86. One or more scholarships of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing international students may apply, with preference given to students from Turkey.

Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha Scholarship: Established in honor of Mrs. Liu Bie Ju Cha. Scholarships of approximately $1,000 - $5,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing undergraduate international students may apply.

GRADUATING STUDENTS

Kenneth S. Ghent Scholarship: Honoring Dr. Kenneth S. Ghent, former director of International Affairs. Several scholarships of approximately $3,000 - $5,000 each may be awarded each year. Applicants must be entering the final year of their UO degree program. A degree completion plan must be created and signed by an academic adviser and submitted with the scholarship application.

AFRICA

John and Joy Haines Scholarship for African Students: Established by Dr. John Haines, a Eugene ophthalmologist. Scholarships of approximately $3,000 - $5,000 each may be awarded to students each year. New and continuing students may apply.

John and Joy Haines Gabonese Scholarship Fund: Scholarships may be awarded to one or more students each year. New and continuing students may apply, with preference given to students from Gabon and secondary preference given to students from the continent of Africa.

Dr. Dapo and Mrs. Lillie Popoola African Student Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Dapo Popoola ’71 and wife Lillie Popoola. One scholarship of approximately $1,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing students from Africa may apply.
 

INDIA

Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Sushil Jajodia, Ph.D. '77. Three scholarship awards of approximately $3,000 each may be awarded to Indian students each year. New and continuing students from India may apply.

JAPAN

Alumni Association (UOAA) Japan Chapter Scholarship: The UOAA Japan Chapter awards a scholarship of approximately $1,000 to a current UO Japanese student each year. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of study to be eligible.

KOREA

Alumni Association (UOAA) Korea Chapter Scholarship: The UOAA Korea Chapter awards a scholarship of approximately $1,000 to a current UO Korean student each year. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of study to be eligible.

NEPAL

Helen and Barney Wood Nepalese Student Scholarship: Established by Dr. Wood, a former UO professor of Education. One scholarship of approximately $4,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing students from Nepal may apply. Students must also be awarded a tuition remission scholarship from the UO to qualify.

Nepali Student Scholarship:  The Nepali Student Scholarship awards a maximum of $30,000 in tuition annually to one top student from Nepal. Scholarships apply to tuition only, and are automatically renewed annually up to the completion of one degree, subject to the scholarship terms and conditions. The Nepali Student Scholarship is awarded to a student in a field of study that enables the student to return home and contribute to the reconstruction needs of Nepal.  The award is intended to help educate a future leader who can make a positive difference in their home country.

OCEANIA

Maradel Gale/Florence Krummel Pacific Island Scholarship: Established by Maradel Krummel Gale, University of Oregon alumna, (J.D., 1974) and associate professor emerita of sustainable community development in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM). One scholarship of approximately $3,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing students from the Pacific Island nations of Micronesia, Polynesia or Melanesia, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu may apply. Selection of recipients for this scholarship shall give priority to applicants who are fluent in a language indigenous to the islands, such as Belauan, Yapese, Satawalese, Marshallese, Samoan, Pohnpeian, Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Bislama, or other recognized island languages.

SINGAPORE, HONG KONG & ASEAN COUNTRIES

Charles A. and Jackie Swenson Scholarship: Established by UO alumnus Richard Seow '83, in honor of his Eugene host family. The Swensons welcomed more than fifteen Singaporeans into their home and nurtured lifelong connections with UO international students. One or more scholarships of up to $10,000 may be awarded each year. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years provided the student continues to meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship and submits an application each year. New undergraduate students from Singapore, Hong Kong and ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) may apply with preference given to students from Singapore & Hong Kong.

SOUTHEAST ASIA COUNTRIES

Harold Koh Scholarship: To provide scholarship awards to students at the University of Oregon who are residents of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). If there are no students who meet this criteria, the award will be given to any International student who qualifies.

The scholarship awards may be used to assist one or more students with expenses, including but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies,room and board.

Joyce Lim-Steele Endowed Scholarship: To provide scholarship awards to students who are residents of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) at the University of Oregon. If there are no students who meet this criteria, the award will be held for the following year.  The scholarship awards may be used to assist one or more students with expenses related to attending the university, including but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, room and board.

THAILAND

Pin Julaphongs Thai Student Scholarship: In memory of former UO student Pin Julaphong. One scholarship of approximately $1,500 may be awarded to a Thai student each year. New and continuing students from Thailand may apply.
 

TURKEY

Johan & Emel Mehlum Family Scholarship: Established by Johan Mehlum, a native of Norway and founding CEO of Siuslaw Bank, and wife Emel Mehlum, a native of Turkey. One scholarship of approximately $8,000 may be awarded. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years provided the student continues to meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship and submits an application each year. This scholarship is only available for a new freshman graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey. 
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