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College of Agriculture
Study Abroad Fellowship Guidelines

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

Must be a student majoring in the College of Agriculture or Biosystems Engineering having achieved at least sophomore standing, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, be a US Citizen (or permanent US resident i.e. green card holder) and must be committed to enrollment for at least two additional semesters beyond their study abroad trip to apply for the Study Abroad Fellowship.

The College of Agriculture will award fellowships based on funding availability to College of Agriculture students participating in study abroad programs and other international experiences focused on food and agriculture.

*Please note: Students can only receive the Study Abroad Fellowship once during the academic career at Auburn University.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Students may apply for a Study Abroad Fellowship to support a planned study abroad program during the next 12-month period. Fellowship applications will be reviewed two times a year. Application due dates for the reviews are October 5 and February 5.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Study Abroad Fellowship requires a brief description of your proposed study abroad or international experience, including a travel itinerary and approximate budget. You must also provide a 250-word statement of how you expect your study abroad or international experience to benefit your career and current academic studies. The application also requires a listing of your previous international experiences, although prior international experience is not required.

APPLICATION REVIEWS

Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the Office of Global Programs and Student Services.

REVIEW CRITERIA

To be awarded the Study Abroad Fellowship, you must be a student majoring in the College of Agriculture or biosystems engineering.  Participating in study abroad programs developed and led by faculty members of Auburn University. Preference will be given to students going on a College of Agriculture faculty-led experience. Students must be receiving course credit for the study abroad trip, a course approval form from the Auburn Study Abroad Office will be required for disbursement.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Funds for the Study Abroad Fellowship will be distributed to the students Bursar’s account. The award will not be made until the student submits evidence that commitments to participate in the program have been made including an airline ticket receipt and course approval form from the Auburn Study Abroad Office. Awards will be disbursed during the semester in which the trip takes place.

SUMMARY PRESENTATION

Successful applicants are expected to share their experiences with other students during the semester following their trip.  This can be accomplished through presenting a seminar, writing blog posts for the college’s study abroad blog, or speaking to student groups or classes

APPLICATION DEADLINE

October 5, 2019
February 5, 2020

*application will be open approximately two months prior to the deadline. All COA students will receive an email with instruction.

Funding Amount

Funding amount will be based on the number of applicants and will be no more than half of the cost of the trip. For example if a trip cost $1,000 the fellowship amount will not exceed $500.

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