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2018 Star of the West International Summer Scholarship

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Link 1: Office of Fellowships: Star of the West
Contact Phone: 843-953-2067
Contact Name: Noah Koubenec
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Program Description


The Star of the West Foundation's financial support of this scholarship is intended to encourage study abroad, second language skills and foreign travel to enrich the undergraduate cadet experience and exposure to opportunities in the global economy. The International Summer Scholarship is a grant of up to $7,500.

This grant is intended to support the academic enrichment of cadets whose project proposals present a clear connection between the summer experience and their goals after graduation. Special consideration is accorded to applicants pursuing highly competitive awards for graduate study, such as Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, or Truman scholarships. Although preference is given to those who have not received an award, particularly distinguished previous recipients may be awarded a second or third grant. Preference will also be given to students who have not had an international experience. Recipients are required to file a press release (and a photo) on their activities and a detailed listing of expenditures with receipts for the Star of the West Board of Directors.

Although formal programs in any field offered by foreign universities are the basis for most applications, independent study projects (see below) and independent travel are also encouraged and funded. In non-English speaking countries, basic language knowledge is required. Programs to enhance language skills through courses beyond the 200-level are encouraged. Award of scholarships is based on the merit of the proposed field of study and foreign experience as it pertains to the cadet's major and career goals, Citadel academic record and over-all cadet activities involvement. Summer scholars are expected to have a substantial experience; awards of fewer than three weeks are discouraged and rare. Generally speaking, the longer the duration the better. If you are conducting an independent study, it must be approved by a department and carry a 3- hour course equivalent for credit. If you have any questions about a research award, please contact Noah Koubenec.

Eligible for the Star of the West International Summer Scholarship are current cadets pursuing international experiences in the summer after their freshman, sophomore, or junior years posting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and conduct proficient.

Applicants must apply online and submit:
a narrative proposal
detailed budget (non-Citadel programs only)
Two letters of recommendation both of which must come from a Citadel faculty member.

Note: a faculty member cannot write a letter of recommendation if that applicant is going on a program led by that faculty member!
A faculty member acting as the supervisor for an independent research study may write a letter of recommendation for the applicant they will be supervising.

Only full-time cadets who will not graduate until after summer 2018 are eligible for this award.


Application Opens on 6 September 2017
Deadline is 10 February 2018
Notification of awards will be no later than spring break.

*fourth-class cadets are eligible to apply.

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