BDO USA views the study abroad experience as a valuable tool for students to prepare themselves for an increasingly international business environment. We look for students who express a desire to broaden their perspective of other cultures and how organizations within those cultures function.
To provide encouragement and financial assistance to Spanish majors who have a desire to promote cultural understanding among Spanish speaking populations. Ideal candidates would be students who plan to study abroad and have engaged in service learning projects or activities that increase intercultural awareness of Spanish speaking countries.
The peace and justice Activist Scholarship award is made to a GVSU student based upon personal, academic, and financial considerations. Any undergraduate student actively pursuing a GVSU degree may apply for the scholarship. In making application, the student is to submit a 4-5 page personal essay and a transcript of college-level academic work.
A maximum of four grants of $500 each will be awarded to International Relations majors who plan to study abroad in the Spring/Summer 2010, Fall 2010, or 2010-11 academic year. Grants may be applied to internships abroad as well, as long as the student is registered for IR 490, the internship course. Students can apply these funds to GVSU or external programs. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible. Grant decisions will be made by the International Relations Advisory Committee. Financial need will be a factor in the Committee’s decisions. Students are required to submit a report of their activities upon return from study/internship abroad.
The purpose of the Johnson Leadership Scholarship is to provide financial support for students interested in traveling abroad to advance their leadership skills in any career or area of interest. The scholarship will encourage students who are committed to lifelong learning, developing a global perspective and making a difference. By encouraging study abroad, they hope that students will aspire to what is called `Arete, Greek word meaning to live up to one' full potential and greatest effectiveness.
The Latin American Studies Gift Fund exists to support the scholarly and professional development of students minoring in Latin American Studies. Students in good academic standing and a faculty reference may apply for mini-grants (up to $500) to support academic conference attendance or participation, study abroad, internships, and major research projects, or student-faculty collaborative research projects.
In memory of former GVSU & CEA Barcelona student, Sean Dykstra, this scholarship is open to students who are committed to lifelong learning and embracing opportunities for intercultural development.
The Secchia Family Foundation's Secchia Scholars program awards partial tuition scholarships each year to qualifying students. The five types of Secchia Scholarships are available for degree-seeking, visiting and study abroad students applying to JCU. Secchia Scholarships are awarded for one semester or one year. (Semester recipients may reapply for a second semester award.)
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students of business who enhance their university studies by studying in a foreign country. Awards are based on program costs and financial need.
In 2007 GVSU student leaders decided to demonstrate their leadership in helping out fellow students with the rising cost of college tuition. Together the student leadership decided that it would be fitting to establish a scholarship and leave a lasting legacy by initiating a scholarship. They believed it demonstrated their continued commitment to affordable learning by investing in their peers.
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