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Program Description:
Rev. Victoria Roller International Experience Scholarship

Leaving a comfort zone to immerse in a new culture with diverse views of work, recreation, education, and health systems can help our students gain a broader understanding of the HPELS allied professions from an international perspective The Reverend Victoria Roller International Experience Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is majoring in HPELS. The essence of the international experience must include at least one of the following components: data collection for a research project, classwork experience, or a community outreach initiative. In addition to the purpose, experiences may vary in length, time of the year, and academic subject. The international experience should be organized to allow for fulfillment of the purposes of the trip per the proposal.

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must be majoring in and accepted to HPELS.
  • The purpose of the international experience must include at least one of the following components: data collection for a research project, classwork experience, or a community outreach initiative which must align with HPELS.
  • Applicants must have a study abroad application in the "committed" status on the iUNI portal. 

Note: Participants of non-UNI programs, not-for-credit programs or UNI programs not sponsored by the UNI Study Abroad Center are ineligible for this scholarship.

Required documentation:

Completed scholarship application on the iUNI portal which includes a questionnaire where you will input information about your program, submit a one-page resume, and submit an essay.

Evaluation Criteria:
Priority will be given:

• To support trips with purpose closely associated with disciplines in HPELS
• To students who are US citizens
• To students who plan a longer visit in the hosting international country
• To student with a cumulative GPA  above 3.0

Proposals will be assessed based on:

• Support from international organization hosting the student 
• Purpose of trip fits with overall mission of HPELS 

• The plan of tasks to be accomplished during the trip is well designed and realistic
• Student expectations towards academic and personal impact of the trip
• Students will also receive points on their vita ranging from 1 to 5 based on the quality of previous experiences
• Cumulative GPA will also be assessed using the following rubric

Responsibilities of the Scholarship Recipient:
Upon return, students receiving this scholarship will write a summary of their international experiences as well as a thank you to the donor. Students should be so kind as to send postcards or photos while abroad to the donor as well, talking about their international experience. Students may also be asked to present their international experiences to others.

Number of Scholarship and Funding Level:
This scholarship will be award for up to five students each academic year. Funding will be no less than $950 per applicant, but up to $2,350 per applicant. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 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.