Deadline: April 15, 2017

RewardExpert Offers Study Abroad Scholarships for College Students

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” — Euripides

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$1,000 Scholarships

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The RewardExpert Study Abroad Scholarship is established to help students to pursue their higher education in new countries

The scholarship is designed to assist with the cost of tuition, travel expenses, room, or board for students pursuing study abroad opportunities.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to deserving students who are attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college within the United States of America.

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Shape Created with Sketch. Scholarship Requirements

  • 1. Must be a student at an accredited university within the U.S.
  • 2. Must be attending a 2- or 4- year college during the 2016-17 school year.
  • 3. Minimum cumulative GPA must be 3.3/4.0.
  • 4. Applicants must be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad program that is eligible for credit from the student’s home institution.
  • 5. Fill out the short biographical information on the landing page and upload all required documents at the same time:
    • 2 Essays
    • Copy of official transcript with school seal (high school or college)
    • Recommendation letter by teacher/guidance counselor on school letterhead/signed/dated/ and include their contact information (max. 1 page)
  • 6. All documents must be submitted by April 15, 2017 (5:00 p.m. EST) on the landing page. No late documents accepted.

Group 5 Created with Sketch. Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the requirements for the student essays?

    The essays must each be 250 words or less, typed, and address these topics:

    • Essay #1: How does study abroad fit into your academic and career goals?
    • Essay #2: What is your ideal travel itinerary - for any length of time and to any number of destinations - and why?

    Number your essays and copy the essay question at the top. Add your own title. Essays to be judged on mechanics, organization, and ideas/ uniqueness 5 pts./each category/15 pts./ essay for a total of 30 pts./2 essays.

  • What designates an official transcript?

    An official transcript must have recorded classes and grades achieved through the first semester of your senior year as a high school senior or through the first semester of your first year of college. The transcript must have a school seal.

  • Who should write the recommendation letter? What factors are judged?

    A teacher/guidance counselor* can write the recommendation letter. It must be on school letterhead/signed/dated and include their contact information. The letter must state the capacity in which the nominator knows the candidate and address these areas: academic ability, demonstrated leadership skills, community involvement/extracurricular activities/work experience, and personal qualities.

    *For the first-year college student, the teacher/guidance counselor can reflect on both the student’s high school and college involvement and be employed at either the high school or college level.

  • When will the scholarships be awarded? What is expected of the winners?

    The scholarship recipients will be announced online by May 31, 2017 and will be notified prior to this public announcement by phone call. The award winners will be expected to submit a picture of themselves with the $1,000 check and a short (<100 word) essay describing their future plans (course of study/school attending) and what the scholarship means to them. They must also send documentation of acceptance at the selected school.