Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
  • Restrictions: USI applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/10/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer II 2022 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 TBA TBA
Summer I 2022 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
University of Southern Indiana Diversity Scholarship

Purpose
The USI Diversity Scholarship for study abroad participants provides awards for undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and identities. Recipients may receive up to $3,000 with this award. This scholarship is intended to:
1. Motivate underrepresented students to go abroad by easing the financial barrier
2. Increase representation of diverse viewpoints on study abroad programs 

For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity may include (but is not limited to) culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, military, ethnic or racial identities that contribute to the diversity of the student body. This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay and interview.

Award winners: If you have been chosen as the scholarship recipient, the award will be made directly to your USI Student Account, therefore reducing the amount you owe directly to the University of Southern Indiana for your participation on this study abroad program. 
 
Eligibility Requirements
1. Good academic and disciplinary standing
2. Must have submitted an application to study abroad
3. Applicants must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Southern Indiana at the time of applying.

Application Consists of:
1. An application questionnaire
2. Scholarship essays 
3. Unofficial Transcript
4. An interview

Essay Question #1
          1. What motivated you to select your particular study abroad program? Address any academic, career, and/or personal goals that were part of your decision, and                   expand on one or more of them. (1-2 pages)
               • “Academic” goals do not need to be related to your major; we are looking for you to describe how the program coursework and/or components are relevant to                         your goals.
               • Regardless of what type of goal(s) you are focusing on, explain how your goal(s) enhances intellectual learning.
 
      - Essay Question #2
          2. Students with diverse backgrounds and identities often have a different undergraduate experience than the wider student body. How has your identity influenced                  your decision to learn abroad? How do you anticipate your experiences, including barriers you’re working to overcome, will impact and prepare you for your                          learning abroad program? Be sure to mention the underrepresented group/s to which you belong. (1-2 pages)

*All diversity scholarship recipients are required to participate in the Study Abroad Ambassador Program. Please see the Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship for participating details.