Study Abroad Grants — FAQ

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Awards & Grants:

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you meet ALL of the following:
  • you are an undergraduate attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter;
  • you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 
    *We do NOT round-up - meaning a 3.74 GPA does not qualify; 
  • your study abroad program begins between May 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021;
  • you have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before the session deadline and provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of your application.

 *transcripts are required for each academic institution granting credit hours 

How do I apply?

You will submit your application through our online portal. You will be required to upload your supplemental materials during the application process. These supplemental materials include a copy of your transcript/s, two letters of recommendation, and an acceptance letter into an accredited study abroad program. Please upload as PDF files to ensure that your materials are accessible. 

We will accept unofficial transcripts as long as your GPA is clearly stated.

If your letter writers prefer to remain confidential, there is an option in the application to send a notification asking your letter writer to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

What is the deadline?

The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted by March 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM CT. Materials submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

How do I submit my letters of recommendation?

If you have your letters of recommendation in digital form, you can upload the letters during the application process.

If your letter writers prefer to remain confidential, there is an option in the application to send a notification asking your letter writer to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  (Please note that all letters must be received prior to the application deadline.)

What if I have not yet received a letter of acceptance from my accredited study abroad program?

If you have applied for your study abroad program but have not been accepted by our application deadline, you must upload a letter from your study abroad director/coordinator on official letterhead verifying the program and your submitted application. Study Abroad Grants will NOT be awarded without an official letter of acceptance from the accredited study abroad program.

When will I know if I am a recipient?

Recipients will be notified via email by May 1, 2020.

When will I get my grant?

Once we have received your letter of acceptance and all of the requirements have been met, your funds will be disbursed via direct deposit.
 


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