Shani Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship Sponsored by UC4A

The African American Alumni Affiliate proudly awards scholarships to underrepresented students intent on pursuing an international experience to enrich their college experience. We believe adventure is the best way to learn. By increasing exposure to international experiences we contribute directly to creating well-rounded students with unlimited opportunities post-graduation. The scholarship can be used for study abroad or an international coop. This year, UC4A anticipates awarding three (3) scholarships for $500 each.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Involved in a cultural organization
  • Possess, at least, a 2.5 GPA
  • Have a minimum of 15 credit hours; graduate students are also eligible
  • Be able to show proof of ten (10) or more community service hours
  • Registered for a trip during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2019

Applicants must submit their resumes, proof of going on a trip, and an essay of up to 500 words on the following topic:

When asked about his travels abroad, Malcolm X said:

“I've done a lot of traveling and, I think over all, travel does broaden one's soul.” In 500 words or less, talk about the impact (or anticipated impact) of travel on your level of cultural consciousness, civic engagement and personal development."

The 2019 scholarship deadline has passed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for next year’s application.


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