A Special Scholarship Program: AASCU Global Scholars Program Onboard the Scholar Ship

The Scholar Ship is a global educational program for undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of countries who want to develop intercultural sensitivity and leadership skills. Each 16-week semester, 600 students embark on a ship, living and studying together with students, faculty, and staff from around the world as they travel the globe. The program includes academic coursework, residentially based intercultural programming, and academically integrated field programs.

AASCU is now taking applications for the second voyage in January 2008. This voyage will begin in Hong Kong and end in Amsterdam, making stops in Shanghai, Bangkok, Chennai, Port Victoria, Cape Town, Cape Verde Islands, Barcelona, Istanbul and Lisbon.

AASCU and The Scholar Ship have developed a special scholarship program for AASCU undergraduates: The AASCU Global Scholars Program Onboard the Scholar Ship. This scholarship will provide two $5,000 scholarships per voyage to undergraduate students at AASCU institutions.  Truman is considered an AASCU institution.

Students interested in The AASCU Global Scholars Program must fill out the application form. Application forms can be downloaded by going to http://www.thescholarship.com/pdfs/StudentApplicationPrint.pdf. Applicants do not have to pay the $50 application fee indicated on the form because that fee has been waived for AASCU institutions. Also, include a brief essay of no more than 400 words on how you plan to integrate your participation in The Scholar Ship into ongoing internationalization efforts on your home campus.

Submit the completed application and essay along with a transcript and two letters of reference to the campus coordinator, Maria Di Stefano. She can be reached by e-mail at mdistefa@truman.edu.

Applications are due to the AASCU office by Oct. 29. Final decisions and campus/student notification will take place in mid-November.

Detailed information on the academic programs, eligibility requirements, funding/scholarship details and application forms for the Scholar Ship is available at http://www.thescholarship.com/home/.
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