USAC Scholarship Information

Summer, Fall & Spring
2012-13, 2013-14


Where Do I Send My USAC Scholarship Application Materials?
Mailing Address Email Fax
USAC
UNR – MS 0323
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557
scholarships@usac.unr.edu  775.784.6010

USAC Supplemental Scholarship Materials

One or two letters of recommendation may be required for consideration. At least one of these letters must be from an instructor or professor with whom you have studied. You may send these via mail, fax, or email. See contact information below.

You may be contacted to submit additional scholarship application materials (resume, project description, etc.) for scholarships for which you are eligible.

USAC GENERAL Scholarships

USAC Member University Scholarships

Students attending a USAC Member University should consult your home university study abroad office for details. If available, apply directly to your home university.

Legacy Scholarship

In celebration of USAC's 30th year, the Legacy Scholarship was developed to recognize the long-standing history of our organization. This scholarship serves to honor alumni and the impact of study abroad on their lives.

Application process:

  • Apply online through your USAC Student Gateway account. Click on “My Programs” and find the Legacy Scholarship Application in “Financing your Study Abroad” under the Documents tab.
  • USAC alumnus/alumna should provide a short letter or email of support (see page 1 for contact details) and address the following questions: How has your experience on a USAC program affected your life or career? Why is this Legacy Scholarship applicant a good candidate for this award?

Award amounts: $300 for Summer/January, $500 for semester.

Requirements Deadlines
  • Children, siblings or spouses of USAC alumni
  • Acceptance to a USAC Specialty program: Accra (Summer only), Alicante, Bangalore, Bilbao, Brighton (Summer only), Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Florianópolis, Galway (Summer only), Heredia, London (Summer only), Lüneburg, Madrid, Pau, Prague, Puntarenas, San Ramón, San Sebastian, Santiago, Shanghai, Torino, Viterbo
30 days prior to program departure date. Late applicants will be considered. Awards given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Term and conditions: Only one Legacy Scholarship will be given per student. Subsequent terms may qualify for a Returning Student discount.

USAC PROGRAM-SPECIFIC

Félix Menchacatorre Memorial Scholarship

Felix Menchacatorre, 59, was a native of Bilbao/Getxo and earned a law degree and an MBA from the University of Deusto and a Doctorate in Spanish Literature from the University of Cincinnati. Felix taught on and directed the Spain programs for 25 years, building programs in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Madrid and Alicante. Thousands of students have participated on these programs over the years. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing other programs and shaping what USAC is today.

Felix was a true humanist who genuinely cared for his students. He was loyal, capable, a man of integrity, trustworthy, and totally dedicated to his students, friends, family and USAC. He was a great friend to those who make up the USAC family, had a wonderful sense of humor and lived life to the fullest.

Award amount: $500 for semester

Application process: You will be required to submit a personal statement (see contact info on page 1) in 750 words or less which addresses the following questions: Why do you want to study abroad in Bilbao or San Sebastian? What do you hope to learn or bring back from your experience? No letters of recommendation are required.

Requirements Term Deadlines
  • Enrollment in the USAC Bilbao or San Sebastian semester or yearlong program
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above
Fall

Spring
June 15

November 15

Lüneburg Work-Study Grant

Students in Germany are offered the opportunity to work in the USAC office for grant funds. Submit a resume and cover letter for consideration (see contact information on page 1). Interested students will be interviewed by the Resident Director once abroad.

Spring 2013 ONLY

Prague Scholarship

USAC will offer ten scholarships to students studying in Prague during Spring 2013. All students accepted to the USAC Prague, Czech Republic program are eligible.

Award amount: $500

Application process: Follow the USAC online application process detailed on page 1 of this document. After completing your online application, submit a personal statement of 750 words or less. No letters of recommendation are required.

Requirements Term Deadlines
  • Acceptance to the USAC Prague program
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or above
  • Recipients will be required to submit 50-100 photos at the end of their program which best represent what they love about Prague and their experience on the program
Spring November 1

Massey University Scholarship

Massey University, USAC’s longtime partner in hosting students in New Zealand, is offering scholarships for students traveling to New Zealand in 2012. Applicants to any of USAC’s three campus locations (Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington) are eligible.

Award Amount: $400

Application process: Submit one letter of recommendation and a personal statement in 750 words or less which address the following topics (submit via email, fax, or mail - see contact info on page 1): Why do you want to study in New Zealand? How does attending Massey University help you achieve your personal and academic goals? Why are you a good candidate for this scholarship?

Requirements Term Deadlines
  • Acceptance to the USAC New Zealand pram
  • Grade point average of 2.75 or above
Semester 1

Semester 2
November 1

May 1

University of Oslo Scholarship

Students attending a program in Oslo will receive an application upon acceptance to University of Oslo.

Application process: Submit one letter of recommendation (submit via email, fax, or mail - see contact info on page 1) and a personal statement in 750 words or less which address the following topics: Why do you want to study in Oslo? What personal and academic goals would you like to achieve while abroad? Why are you a good candidate for this scholarship?

Requirements Term Deadlines
  • Acceptance to the USAC Oslo Program
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above
Fall
Spring
April 15
October 15

University of Stirling Scholarship

The University of Stirling has provided scholarship funds exclusively for USAC students in 2012-13 to honor USAC’s 30th Anniversary. USAC has matched these scholarships to double the number of scholarships available. All students accepted to the USAC Stirling, Scotland program are eligible.

Application process: Submit one letter of recommendation (submit via email, fax, or mail - see contact info on page 1) and a personal statement in 750 words or less which address the following topics: Why do you want to study in Stirling? What personal and academic goals would you like to achieve while abroad? Why are you a good candidate for this scholarship?

Requirements Term Deadlines
  • Acceptance to the USAC Stirling Program
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Recipients will be required to submit 30 photos at the end of their program
Fall

Spring
April 1

September 1

Paid Teaching Opportunity: The Basque Country

USAC students enrolled in the USAC program for either Bilbao or San Sebastián have the opportunity to apply for a paid teaching assistantship. Once you are onsite you will complete an application and have an interview with the internship coordinator. Hours range from 3 to 12 hours per week for 150 to 600 EUR per month. How much students work depends on class schedule, necessities of the local schools, and how much time they are willing to dedicate.