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Oakland University Scholarships 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Since 1962, the Oakland University Alumni Association has provided scholarships for Oakland students. Through the Alumni Association’s generosity, Oakland University students are selected each year for $2,000 scholarships that enable them to study and travel in a foreign country. The Alumni Association Scholarship program for Study Abroad recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the Alumni Association encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their understanding of the global economy and many peoples of the world.

For more information about the Alumni Association Scholarship, click on the link below.


DON R. IODICE GRANT-IN-AID FOR FOREIGN STUDY

Available to foreign language majors enrolling in a language program abroad for at least four weeks. Students must return to Oakland University for a minimum of two full semesters. Awards are made by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature.


GERALD PEARSALL MEMORIAL TRAVEL AWARD

The Gerald Pearsall Memorial Travel Award program recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the award of up to $250 is designed to support students traveling to enhance their understanding of the world by paying for their accommodations in hostels during their travel. For more information about the Gerald Pearsall Memorial Travel Award, click the link below.

 

GRETCHEN J. ADLER STUDY ABROAD ENDOWMENT FUND

Up to $1,500/award will be given with preference to students with eight-credits in a foreign language planning to study for a full semester in Europe (excluding English-speaking countries) or China through the Gretchen J. Adler Study Abroad Endowment Fund. Candidates must be enrolled OU undergraduates in a humanities or social science major program in the College of Arts and Sciences.



HOWES SLAVIC STUDIES FUND 

International Studies Program

The Howes Slavic Studies Fund provides support to Slavic studies at Oakland University by
funding student travel and financial aid. Award amount is variable. 

Contact the International Studies program for an application or call 248-370-2154 for details.


JOHN B. CAMERON ENDOWED TRAVEL AWARD IN ART HISTORY

Department of Art and Art History

The John B. Cameron Travel Award provides funds for Travel Awards up to $1,000 to art history
students and recent alumni to travel to Great Britain, Europe and Asia. The awards are granted
to undergraduate students with at least a junior class standing and a declared art history
major, art history alumni up to one year after they graduate from Oakland University, and art
history alumni who enter an advanced degree program in art history up to two years after they
graduate.

The endowment was established by Professor Jan Schimmelman in memory of Dr. John
Cameron, who taught, mentored and guided students, faculty, and staff for 43 years at Oakland
University. 

For more information about the John B. Cameron Endowed Travel Award in Art History ,click on the link below.


MARION ADAMS BUNT ENDOWED FUND IN ART AND ART HISTORY 

Department of Art and Art History

The Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Fund awards support curricular and extracurricular
activities relating to art history and/or studio art that will enhance the student’s educational
experience, including individual and/or group travel in the United States or abroad, conferences
and symposia, internships or other types of field experience and other research or creative
activities. The size of the awards is flexible. The department prefers to make awards to as
many students as possible. The awards, however, cannot pay all of the expenses associated
with a given activity or project and cannot be used as a stipend. Awards will NOT be given in
cash, but in the form of reimbursement. Receipts will need to be submitted to the Department
of Art and Art History.

The award was established by Marion Adams Bunt, a former staff member in the Department
of Art and Art History and an alumna in Art History.

For more information about the Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Fund in Art and Art History, click
on the link below.


SHARP SCHOLARSHIP

The Sharp Scholarship program recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the Sharp Scholarship for Study Abroad encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their understanding of the global economy and many peoples of the world.

For more information about the Sharp Scholarship, click on the link below.


SLAVIC STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

International Studies Program

The Slavic Studies Scholarship assists eligible students who are committed to the study of
Slavic life, culture, language or history. The award amount is variable. The scholarship was
established in memory of Mr. Frederick G. Kaviuk and Ms. Mary Kirachuk.

Complete the application online and submit via email to osterber@oakland.edu, or print and
submit to the International Studies Program, 521 Varner Hall. The deadline for submission is:
April 15, 2013.

For more information about Slavic Studies Scholarship application, click on the link below.


STUDY AND TRAVEL GRANT IN ART AND ART HISTORY

Department of Art and Art History

The Study and Travel Grant of $200 is intended to provide the art history or studio art major
with the funds to pay for entry fees to museums and architectural monuments while studying
and/or traveling in countries other than the United States and Canada. The applicant must be a
declared art history or studio art major in good standing and must have been enrolled in classes
at Oakland University for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters prior to the proposed study
and travel. To apply, the student must complete an application form and submit a copy of the
airline ticket prior to travel. Upon returning, the student will write for our departmental records
a brief description of how the grant was used.

Students may wish to enroll in AH396 Directed Study Abroad in Art History in conjunction with
their travel. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.


THE HAJJA RAZIA SHARIF SHEIKH ISLAMIC STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Sheikh Islamic Studies Scholarships may be applied to an OU-approved study-abroad program by undergraduates who have completed at least one course in the curriculum for the Islamic Studies minor and meet University standards for academic achievement.

For more information about the The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Islamic Studies Scholarship, please click on the link below.

TRAVEL TO ART MUSEUMS GRANT IN ART AND ART HISTORY 

Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History supports small grants of $25 to art history and studio
art majors and minors who travel to art museums as part of their academic study. In order to
qualify, the applicant must be a declared art history major, studio art major, art history minor
or studio art minor in good standing, and must have enrolled in classes at Oakland University
for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters. The museum must be located in a city outside a
three-hour radius from Oakland University, for example, beyond Detroit, Toledo, and Ann Arbor.

To apply, the student must complete an application form, describe the collection visited,
and submit proof of entry into the museum. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History
Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.


TRAVEL STIPEND IN ART AND ART HISTORY 

Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History may sponsor one or more art history or studio art majors
who travel abroad with an official Oakland University group tour under the leadership of a
member of the studio art or art history faculty. The applicant must be a declared art history or
studio art major in good standing. Other requirements may vary.

The amount of the stipend depends upon available funds. Obtain applications in the Art and
Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall. For details, call 248-370-3375.


Other Study-Abroad Scholarships

AHA INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships of $500 to $1500 are available through AHA for OU students participating in the following programs:

AHA London Humanities and Humanities/Internship Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter or Semester
AHA Angers Language and Culture or Immersion Fall or Spring
AHA Macerata Language and Culture Fall or Spring
AHA Siena Language and Culture Fall or Winter
AHA Oviedo Immersion Fall or Spring
AHA Segovia
 Language and Culture Fall or Spring

AHA Scholarships

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

For more information about the Gilman scholarship program, please click on the link below.


 BOREN AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY 

Boren Awards for summer, one-semester, or full academic year research or study abroad are available for students studying geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security who are planning careers in government service. The Boren Awards are administered by the National Security Education Program, and award recipients must fulfill a service requirement of at least one year in a national security position within three years of graduation. 

For more information about the Boren Awards, please click on the link below.


CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Critical Language Scholarship Program encourages undergraduates, master's and doctoral-level
students of all majors to apply for this seven-to-ten week program. The program provides foreign language
instruction, and cultural experiences in thirteen critical need languages. This is a U.S. government effort to
expand the number of Americans studying critical need foreign languages. 

For more information about the Critical Language Scholarship Program, please click on the link below.
FREEMAN-ASIA SCHOLARSHIP

The Freeman-Asia Scholarship accepts applicants from U.S. citizens, or permanent residents who are studying at
a two or four year college or university and who demonstrate the need of financial assistance to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. This scholarship provides need-base funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad
program and related materials, such as airfare, books, living cost, ect. 

For more information about the Freeman-Asia Scholarship, please click on the link below. 


FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP - for graduate study abroad  


FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD

The Fund for Education Abroad particularly encourages applications for students in language-immersion and/or service-learning programs, students pursuing study in non-traditional destinations, students with demonstrable financial need, and students who represent a group traditionally under-represented in education abroad.

For more information about the Fund for Education Abroad, click on the link below.



JAPAN BUSINESS SOCIETY OF DETROIT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP


JCMU offers the annual competition for Japan Business Society of Detroit Scholarships. The awards include academic year: two scholarships of $3,000 each year; Fall Semester: two scholarships of $1,500 each year; Spring Semester: two scholarships of $1,500 each year. 


Applicants must be a degree-seeking undergraduate enrolled in good standing at a JCMU Consortium University (one of the 15 public universities in Michigan), and must demonstrate academic excellence by sustaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


KILLAM FELLOWSHIP
 - for graduate study abroad 



For more information about other university scholarships, please visit the OU Scholarships Web page.






 
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