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Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship was established September 1, 1999 to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved semester, May session, summer or academic year study abroad programs. Programs that occur during winter break or spring break are not eligible. Up to 34 scholarships, in the amount of $2,500 each, will be awarded during the 2014-2015 academic year. Students may only receive the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship one time only. There are two separate Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship competitions each academic year: the Autumn competition and the Spring competition. The average number of recipients for the Autumn competition is 6-8 students. The Average number of recipients for the Spring competition is 24-26 students.

  • Autumn competition: The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline for students who are planning on studying abroad during Spring semester 2015 is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.
  • Spring competition: The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline for students who are planning on studying abroad during May session 2015, Summer 2015, Autumn (only) 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016
    is Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Criteria

Strong preference will be given to students who have limited or no international travel experience prior to participating in the study abroad program referenced in this application.

Scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program. Criteria for consideration include:

  • Being an Ohio resident, who has graduated from an Ohio high school
  • Having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of the study abroad program
  • Active application to an Ohio State approved Spring 2015 (Autumn competition only), May session 2015, Summer 2015, Autumn semester 2015 or Academic Year 2015-2016 study abroad program.

Students must have submitted a complete Study Abroad Application for an Ohio State approved study abroad program to the Office of International Affairs prior to the Wolfe Scholarship application deadline. Students may apply to the Wolfe Scholarship while they are awaiting program application results. However, if the student is selected to receive the Wolfe Scholarship, it cannot be awarded until the student is officially accepted into their study abroad program.

Programs during the Winter Break and Spring Break are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application Deadlines

  • The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline for students who are planning on studying abroad during Spring semester 2015 will be Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.
  • The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline for students who are planning on studying abroad during May session 2015, Summer 2015, Autumn (only) 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016
    is Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • Study abroad program application deadlines vary by program and time of year. Please review the deadlines on the study abroad program pages.

This competition is held twice a year to account for the various times that students study abroad.

Application Process and Requirements

The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application form and materials must be submitted as one PDF attached to an email sent to: wolfescholarship20142015@osu.edu by the application deadlines stated above.

The subject line of your email must read: "Last name, first name, Wolfe application Autumn or Spring competition" (please designate which competition) and the name of the attached PDF file must read: "Last name, first name."

A complete Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application package consists of the following:

  1. Completed three-page Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship application.
  2. Copy of your advising report (available from Buckeye Link).

Incomplete applications, applications submitted incorrectly and/or applications that do not meet the stated criteria will not be considered.

Selection and Notification

Scholarship award notifications will be sent electronically one month after the application deadline. Scholarship funds will post to the awardee's Statement of Account with the Ohio State Office of the Bursar during the first semester of the study abroad program.

Additional Information

Questions may be sent to: wolfescholarship20142015@osu.edu.

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Winners