The Division of Global Engagement is especially interested
in receiving applications from students who will contribute to the academic excellence and global
diversity of our campus, and whose work exemplifies a passion for addressing the collective
challenges facing our world in an era of contentious globalization.
Global Scholars Award at University of Oregon, USA is available to undertake Undergraduate, Postgraduate level programs at University of Oregon.
The Global Corners award provides financial support up to, but not exceeding, US $45,000
($15,000 per quarter; no award funds are distributed during the summer term). The exact award
amount may depend on whether the student receives other forms of financial assistance –
including scholarships, on-campus employment, stipends, etc. – to support their education at the
University of Oregon. The award may be used to support required tuition and fees and/or nonqualified expenses such as room and board. (Note that any amount applied to non-qualified
expenses may be considered a taxable contribution.)
The award is renewable beyond the first award year, up to a maximum of 12 quarters for
undergraduate students and 8 quarters for graduate students. The award may be prior to reaching
the maximum award renewal level if any of the following circumstances apply: the student
completes the UO academic program for which the student was granted the Global Corners
award; the student receives other scholarships or grants rendering the Global Corners award
unnecessary; the student departs the University of Oregon temporarily or permanently, or
otherwise fails to meet award maintenance criteria and requirements.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Division of Global Engagement is accepting applications
from new or continuing international students either admitted to or continuing in a University of
Oregon academic program starting with the Fall 2020 term. Continuing University of Oregon
students must be in good academic standing and hold valid F-1 or J-1 immigration
status. Both undergraduate and graduate international students may apply.
Interested students should submit an application packet to International Student and Scholar
Services no later than the application deadline of March 1, 2020. The student applicant is
responsible for preparing all required documents and sending them by the deadline to the
Division of Global Engagement by mail or by email at [email protected]:
1. Global Corners Application Information Sheet
The student applicant must complete an application information sheet that provides
personal and contact information as well as information regarding the student’s anticipated
financial resources and needs for the award year.
2. Student’s Application Statement
The application statement should be typed or printed by the student and be no more than
500 words in length. In the statement, the student should describe the following points:
3. Transcripts from the University of Oregon or Most Recent Academic Institution
Transcripts should detail recent academic performance, whether completed at the
University of Oregon (for continuing students) or most recent institution of attendance (for
new/incoming students). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
The student should arrange to have a minimum of two letters of recommendation that
provide a high level of support to the student’s application for a Global Corners
scholarship. The letters may be from current or past faculty or academic advisors,
instructors, counselors, supervisors, or any other person capable of attesting to the
student’s potential for or record of academic excellence, commitment to cultural diversity
and exchange, and service to their communities. Letters should be no more than 500
words long and provide detailed insight into the student applicant, and the potential or
actual benefits to internationalization and global diversity that the student would bring to
the University of Oregon community.
5. Optional: Supplementary Information
Students may submit supplementary information such as a resume / CV, copies of
admissions applications, copies of awards / honors given, or other materials that may help
to inform the Global Corners scholarship committee’s decision-making process.
All application materials must be received by 5pm Pacific Time on March1, 2020.
Submissions by mail, fax, or e-mail (to [email protected]) are acceptable.