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Ncsu Study Abroad Application Essays

Chancellor’s scholarships are the premiere awards extended by the Study Abroad Office. At $2,500 each, these are the largest single scholarships given to students and as a result, they are extremely competitive. Chancellor’s recipients represent a diverse group of students that seek to study abroad and to then help other students follow in their footsteps.

Chancellor’s Scholarship FAQ

2015-2016 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipients

RicardoAldapeUnited Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable AgricultureHorticultural Science
MatthewBallPrague Institute: Civil and Construction EngineeringCivil Engineering
KaleyBrownUnited Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable AgricultureAnimal Science
NatalieBuitragoBelize: Global Health and PsychologyPolymer & Color Chemistry, Human Biology
ChristinaBurnhamNamibia: African Ecology & ConservationPoultry Science and Zoology
TiaraButler-SmithBahamas: Biological Science on Andros IslandBiochemistry & Biology: ecology, evolution, and conservation
AmiraCarterPoland: BiotechnologyPhysiology
SamarthChokshiChina: Operations & Human Resource ManagementBusiness IT
PatrickConnerNamibia: African Ecology & ConservationFisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
NatalieDoan-DunnumUniversity of CopenhagenCommunication
Adam (Robert)DuggerIndependent Study: NC State-Affiliated Group (Galapagos Islands / New York City)Veterinary Medicine
BrandonEdwardsPrague InstituteGraphic Design
LandonFernandezPeru: Spanish Language & Peruvian CultureAerospace Engineering
ArthurFreemanKwansei Gakuin UniversityPhilosophy
RebekaGaleanoMonash UniversityBiological Sciences and Sociology
DestineeGrayNC State in the United Kingdom: London General StudiesEnglish
ShaquillaHamlettIndependent Study Abroad – Heredia, Costa RicaAnimal Science
KiyanaHarrisBelizeMasters of Physiology
MarraHolmesBelize: Global Health and PsychologyBiological Sciences
BrianKesselringUniversity of WollongongPolymer and Color Chemistry
FrancisKuczkowskiPrague Institute: Civil and Construction EngineeringCivil Engineering
Ruth ShinyangLeeSemester in Spain: Language and CultureInternational Studies
Kai AnthonyMcNeilNetherlands: Film, English, and CommunicationComm-Media
RushikumarPatelLund UniversityComputer Engineering
TroiPerkinsNicaragua: Tropical WildlifeZoology and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
ZoePhinazeeHong Kong: Global Textile and Apparel IndustryFashion and Textile Management
LuisPizarroChina: Operations & Human Resource ManagementAccounting/ International Studies
PaolaRodriguezUnited Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable AgricultureAnimal Science
AmandaSanchezNew Zealand: Sustaining Human Culture and Natural EnvironmentsScience, Technology and Society
VishalShahChina: Operations & Human Resource ManagementBusiness Administration
AlixVoUniversity of SurreyComm-Media
MarinaWeissmanSpain: Language, Technology, and Culture in Segoviaenvironmental engineering
AmberWhitleyNC State in the United Kingdom: London General StudiesBiology and Psychology
JamesWilsonUniversity of AdelaideAnimal Science
EmilyZuckerUniversity of GhanaMathematics and Statistics

 

What criteria are considered when selecting Chancellor’s recipients?

The Study Abroad Office Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee looks at several underrepresented categories when choosing from applicants. These are financial need, major, ethnicity, gender, and first generation students. Preference is given to students that have not studied abroad previously. Highlighted individual factors may change based on the current study abroad population but none will disqualify a student. For example, males are currently underrepresented in study abroad and are thus a group actively sought for Chancellor’s awards. However, the majority of awards still go to female candidates. The single most important factor in the success of an application is the essay section written by students.

Are there restrictions on applying to the Chancellor’s scholarship?

There are no restrictions beyond the general scholarship requirements. Students must be studying abroad on a credit-bearing program during the applicable scholarship cycle. Scholarship applications can be started here.

What are the requirements for Chancellor’s award winners?

Recipients must attend a short training session given by our office and then participate in a combination of volunteer work and outreach to groups that underrepresented in study abroad. They must also attend the annual Chancellors Scholarship Reception which usually takes place during the spring semester.

Are there any additional perks to being a Chancellor’s award winner?

Some recipients will be invited by our office to participate in special events as a representative of all study abroad students. For example, a recipient was recently invited to speak at a reception before an NC State home basketball game. This included VIP passes and a free ticket. Additional opportunities for speaking and networking may be available depending on the needs of our office.

 

See information for NC State students participating on Independent Study Abroad, Graduate Research Abroad, or Non-NC State Programs.

Semester & Academic Year

Faculty Led or Group Programs
(Summer, Winter/Spring Breaks)

1. Attend a Study Abroad 101 session (required).

Note: Students are advised to begin the application process no later than one month before the deadline.The last Study Abroad 101 will be given one week prior to the deadline to ensure students have time to complete an application.
1. Identify goals for study abroad.
2. Check out programs by major and review study abroad programs (view courses offered, location, and cost > listed under budget sheet, left of "apply now").

Touch base with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.
2. Search for programs

Overwhelmed? Attend a Study Abroad 101 session.
3. Login to complete the Advising Worksheet.3. On each program page, review dates, courses offered, and cost (listed under budget sheet, left of "apply now").

Touch base with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.
4. Login to complete the program-specific application.

The Study Abroad Office will create a program-specific application after students have attended a Study Abroad 101 session and completed the advising worksheet.
4. Click the "Apply Now" button on the program page to start an application.
5. Schedule an individual advising appointment online, as outlined in your program-specific application.

Note: Applications typically include short answer essays, recommendations, and course approvals - begin the application at least a month in advance of the deadline.
5. Login to continue working on the application materials.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled or until the deadline.
Questions? Contact your study abroad advisor.


Or, contact a Past Participant to hear about their personal experience.
Questions? Contact the program director listed near the bottom of the specific program page.

Or, contact a Past Participant to hear about their personal experience.

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