Cleveland State University’s Center for International Services and Programs has been awarded $50,000 from the IFSA Foundation to fund study abroad scholarships for non-traditional, degree-seeking, undergraduate students for a semester or year. The grant is renewable for three years.
The IFSA Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004. Its primary goal is to promote undergraduate study abroad; scholarships for underrepresented groups are one of its top priorities.
The IFSA Foundation Scholarship for Non-traditional Students at Cleveland State will award up to $5,000 per semester to non-traditional undergraduates students who wish to immerse themselves in a foreign culture for an extended period of time. Defined as being age 25 or older, non-traditional students comprise 58 percent of Cleveland State’s student body.
In the past, the majority of non-traditional CSU study abroad participants were only able to attend short-term programs due to time and financial constraints. The scholarships are designed to address their needs and assist in pursuing what might otherwise be impossible, to spend a significant time studying and learning abroad.
Interested students should contact the study abroad staff at the Center for International Services and Programs or visit its website for details and an application at www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/study_abroad. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2008.
For more information, please call 216.687.3910 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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