In 1996, Louise Courtelis established the Alec Courtelis Award in honor of her late husband, a well-known financier and former Chairman of the Board of Regents. The award is presented annually at the  International Student Achievement Awards Ceremony.

You must be nominated by your college to be considered for this award.
The nomination process will vary for each college

*Please contact your academic advisor for information about the nomination process for your college.
Once you have confirmation you have been nominated, you may refer to this page for more information*

If you have been nominated to apply for this award, congratulations!
See here for frequently asked questions.

Who is eligible:

A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing

How was I nominated?

The UFIC provided a list of all F-1 and J-1 visa-holding students to each college. Each college has nominated two students.

How much is the scholarship for?

One (1) student will receive $3,000
Two (2) students will receive $1,500

I was nominated for this award, what do I do now?

Submit a complete application to the scholarship coordinator, Sharon Brown, by October 2nd, 2020. 

What are the requirements of my application?

  • Email Subject: “Applicant Name – Alec Courtelis Application”
  • Application Submission Form - cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV

When will the scholarship recipients be announced?

Late October 2020.

How will I receive my award?

The event ceremony will be held online this year. Your plaques will be mailed to you after the ceremony. 

How will I receive my scholarship?

Those who receive the award will be asked for additional information after the winners have been announced. The award will take 4 – 6 weeks to process and will be applied directly to the students student account.

I have other questions; who do I ask?

Sharon Brown,