Office of International Education Media Scholarship

Each year, the University of South Alabama (USA) Office of International Education (OIE) and Study Abroad will select a limited number of study abroad students to receive the OIE Media Scholarship. The OIE Media Scholarship is a competitive scholarship intended to assist USA students in funding and documenting their study abroad experience. Recipients will take a university issued Go Pro on their study abroad program and document their experiences. Upon return, the recipient will return the Go Pro to OIE and complete an interview with USA Creative Services. The Go Pro footage and follow up interview will result in a promotional video for USA and OIE. All Go Pro and interview footage will belong to USA and OIE.

In order to qualify for the OIE Media Scholarship, applicants must:
• Currently be enrolled full-time at USA
• Be in good academic standing
• Approval from the Dean of Students
• Complete Study Abroad application
• Meet the program GPA requirements

Award selection will be based on:
• Personal statement
• Media statement

Applicant’s personal statement should address the following:
• Tell us about yourself. What is your major? Why did you choose to study abroad? What makes you unique?
• Why is the study abroad program you have chosen best for you?
• How does this program play a role in your education?
• What do you hope to gain from the study abroad experience?

Applicant’s media statement should address the following:
• Why should you be considered for selection?
• List a few experiences you plan to record while abroad.
• Is there anything else we should know about you?

Preference will be given to students:
• Who participate in faculty-led study abroad programs or international bilateral exchange programs
• Who have a history of outstanding academic achievement
• With GPAs of 2.75 and above

Awards may only be used on approved study abroad programs and are contingent on completing all pre and post program and scholarship requirements. Withdrawal from the program or failure to meet program requirements will result in a loss of the scholarship.

Award
Varies
Deadline
05/03/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you been accepted into an approved USA Study Abroad program?
    *Note: You MUST be accepted to a USA Study Abroad approved program to apply for this scholarship.
  2. Please provide the name of your intended program and length? Also, please include if you have been accepted.
  3. Write a personal statement that addresses the following:

    •Tell us about yourself. What is your major? Why did you choose to study abroad? What makes you unique?
    •Why is the study abroad program you have chosen best for you?
    •How does this program play a role in your education?
    •What do you hope to gain from the study abroad experience?
  4. Write a media statement that addresses the following:

    • OIE chooses a limited number of students per year to document their time abroad with a Go Pro. Why should you be considered for selection?
    • List a few experiences you plan to record while abroad.
    • Is there anything else we should know about you?
  5. Are you willing to complete a recorded interview with Creative Services upon return?