This scholarship provides awards of up to $1,000 for students studying on programs through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Awards are available to undergraduates studying on a USAC program during the summer, fall, or spring term who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be participating on a USAC study abroad program
  • Must be a UF undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
Application Requirements  

Statement of Purpose
450-550 words maximum (1/2-1 page single spaced)

USAC is known for having immersive programs that may require students to learn a new language, reside in a homestay, or live in a city that’s less traditional for study abroad. Due to their programs’ immersive nature, USAC hopes that students return from their experience having achieved a higher level of intercultural competency. Is there a particular aspect of your program with USAC that led you to choose it in the first place? How do you define ‘intercultural competency’, and how do you expect your intercultural competency to grow both while in-country and after returning home?

Statement of Financial Need
300 words maximum

Please clearly communicate your current financial needs. This is an opportunity to address any extenuating circumstances or other concerns which impact your financial situation. For example, do you work one or more jobs? Do you receive any additional grants, loans or scholarships? Are you financially independent/are you paying for this program on your own? Be specific.

Application Deadlines

Summer & Fall programs

April 1st

Spring programs

October 1st