Center for International Services & Programs

Leadership Scholarship for Study Abroad- suspended for remainder of FY '18

Scholarship Overview 

The Leadership Scholarship for Study Abroad is a competitive scholarship for high-achieving students who have also demonstrated leadership abilities or leadership potential on campus or within their community. Student may study abroad anywhere in the world on a short-term or long-term education abroad program.


Selection Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment in a degree program at CSU
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven leadership abilities or potential as evidenced through essay and recommendation letters (one from faculty member and the other from an advisor)
  • Studying abroad for academic credit

The scholarship committee will be created by the Center for International Services and Programs will determine award recipients. Funds will be applied to CSU CampusNet account during the term of approved study abroad.


Application Process

Complete the application components below by the deadline.

  • Application     This is an on-line form. Click the "Next" button in the bottom right-hand corner of each page to proceed through the application
  • Personal statement of at least 1,000 words including why you are studying abroad, how and why you define yourself as a leader, and information on your financial need
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a CSU faculty memberPDF iconLeadership Scholarship for Study Abroad.pdf
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a staff member including advisor PDF iconLeadership Scholarship for Study Abroad.pdf

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the recommendation letters are submitted by the deadline via email, through inter-campus mail or dropped off directly to the Center for International Services and Programs (MC 412).

Study Abroad Term


Scholarship Application Deadline

Fall Semester (more than 12 weeks)

Up to $4,000

June 30

Winter Break

Up to $2,000

September 30

Spring Break Up to $2,000 November 30

Spring Semester (more than 12 weeks)

Up to $4,000

November 30

May Break

Up to $2,000

January 30

Due to the competitive nature of the scholarship, not all applicants who apply will receive an award.
Scholarship results will be announced within one month of the deadline.

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