The following is a list of scholarships and grants offered to students participating in one or more ISA program. Please see each scholarship description for eligibility requirements, application materials and required documents. Students selected for awards will be notified approximately six weeks after the scholarship application deadline, and a list of awardees will be posted on the ISA website.
Complete applications must be RECEIVED at the ISA Headquarters in Austin by:
Scholarship application documents and completed program applications and materials must be received at the ISA Headquarters in Austin by these dates. Scholarship application deadlines are evaluated independently of program application deadlines and will not be extended even if the program application deadline is extended. Late, incomplete and/or ineligible applications will not be considered.Qualifying applicants may also apply for other ISA and host university scholarships, but students will only be awarded a maximum of one ISA scholarship.
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Important Note: The Kalyn Peterson, Gap, and Freeman-ASIA Supplemental scholarship deadlines and eligibility are different. Please review application details below.
Carlos E. Castañeda immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family when he was in the sixth grade. Through immersion he quickly gained fluency in English and excelled in school. Orphaned at the age of 14, Carlos became the head of the household. While caring for 4 sisters he continued to educate himself and eventually enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin in 1917 where he earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
Winners of this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which offers the recipient the chance to take photos, and add content to theas a Castañeda Correspondent. Additionally, students may become part of the offices abroad, based on the need of their particular ISA office. Full details of the internship opportunity will be provided to scholarship recipients.
In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Castañeda Correspondent Opportunity seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad.
Michaela's experience was cut short when she tragically lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. We hope that qualifying students will be helped by this scholarship, and will do so in memory of this student who only began to realize her dream of study abroad.
These scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum, a junior at Seattle University studying international business and Spanish, who was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Michaela was a very involved student who worked with her youth organization, as a camp counselor, as a resident assistant (RA), and as a work-study student in the International Office
The "Live Like Ally" Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Allison Willen, a Junior at Eckerd College majoring in Human Development. Ally's life ended tragically during a hiking trip in the beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park while a participant on a ISA semester study abroad program at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Ally had a contagious love for life, nature, community service, and adventure. Ally was a passionate volunteer in her community, always doing what she could to make the world a better place. Ally felt that it was not enough to just make her way through life; instead, she sought to live with intentionality and to pour purpose into every moment. To that end, she adopted her life motto from Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel's mantra, "Think higher, feel deeper." The phrase "Live Like Ally" has come to embody this idea of feeling and experiencing life to its greatest extent, as Ally sought to with a conviction that inspired anyone who came into contact with her. By living the way she did, others naturally gravitated towards her kind heart, enthusiasm for learning, and the way she embraced life each day.
These scholarships were created to honor the memory of Gina Rosko. Gina was a very well-rounded and hard-working young woman who balanced school, volunteering and multiple jobs. Gina was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in journalism, participating on the semester study abroad program at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her experience was cut short when she tragically lost her life in a car accident in southeastern Australia. We hope that qualifying students will be helped by this scholarship, and will do so in memory of this student.
This scholarship is offered in the memory of Kalyn Elizabeth Peterson whose life was cut tragically short in 2010. Kalyn leaves behind a legacy of promoting diversity and putting others'needs before her own. From a young age Kalyn volunteered her time at a major hospital and was involved in several other civic organizations. Recognized for her abilities to bring about the best in others, Kalyn's talents to help others less fortunate will be memorialized through the recipient of this scholarship.
The Freeman-Asia Scholarship is designed to support U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in Asia. "The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures."
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In order to be awarded an ISA Supplemental Scholarship, the following items must be submitted to your ISA Asia Program Manager:
Deadline: Application materials must be received by your ISA program start date.