The Global Corners scholarship award provides tuition support to new and continuing international students whose recruitment and retention advance the UO’s strategic interests in internationalizing the campus and maintaining a globally diverse student population. To be considered for the 2021-22 academic year, the student must apply by March 1, 2021. Both new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.
University of Oregon Information
Established in 1876, University of Oregon is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Eugene (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oregon. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Portland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, University of Oregon (UO) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Oregon (UO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 143 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
The Division of Global Engagement is especially interested in receiving applications from students who will contribute to the academic excellence and global diversity of our campus, and whose work exemplifies a passion for addressing the collective challenges facing our world in an era of contentious globalization.
Update for Fall Term 2020: Continuing UO international students who have an unexpected financial hardship may be eligible for limited emergency financial assistance from the Division of Global Engagement. Students should be prepared to explain the unexpected financial hardship and provide documentation if available. This limited, emergency funding is a one-time award applied directly to the outstanding balance on the student's UO account. Standard awards often do not exceed $1,500. Applications are reviewed once a term at the end of week 7, with awards applied to student accounts in 3-5 business days from the date of award. For Fall 2020, awards will be announced the week ending November 13th.
The Global Corners award provides financial support up to, but not exceeding, US $45,000 ($15,000 per quarter; no award funds are distributed during the summer term). The exact award amount may depend on whether the student receives other forms of financial assistance – including scholarships, on-campus employment, stipends, etc. – to support their education at the University of Oregon. The award may be used to support required tuition and fees and/or nonqualified expenses such as room and board. (Note that any amount applied to non-qualified expenses may be considered a taxable contribution.)
The global corners award is renewable beyond the first award year, up to a maximum of 12 quarters for undergraduate students and 8 quarters for graduate students.
The application statement should be typed or printed by the student and be no more than 500 words in length. In the statement, the student should describe the following points:
- Capacity for academic excellence: The student should explain his/her academic and career interests, showing how these inform the student’s purposes for studying at the University of Oregon. The student is also encouraged to describe their academic potential, achievements, accomplishments, and capacity for academic excellence in their chosen program at the University of Oregon.
- Campus contribution: The student should describe how his/her cultural experiences and background, as well as personal interests, affiliations, and aspirations, will motivate the student to excel at the University of Oregon, increase the academic and cultural vitality of the campus, and help to advance knowledge, research, action and insight into contemporary challenges facing today’s societies.
3. Academic Document Submission Process:
Transcripts from the University of Oregon or Most Recent Academic Institution Transcripts should detail recent academic performance, whether completed at the University of Oregon (for continuing students) or most recent institution of attendance (for new/incoming students). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
The student should arrange to have a minimum of two letters of recommendation that provide a high level of support to the student’s application for a Global Corners scholarship. The recommendation letters may be from current or past faculty or academic advisors, instructors, counselors, supervisors, or any other person capable of attesting to the student’s potential for or record of academic excellence, commitment to cultural diversity and exchange, and service to their communities. Letters should be no more than 500 words long and provide detailed insight into the student applicant, and the potential or actual benefits to internationalization and global diversity that the student would bring to the University of Oregon community.
All application materials must be received by 5 pm Pacific Time on March 1, 2021. Submissions by mail, fax, or e-mail (to [email protected]) are acceptable.