Global Corners International Student Recruitment and Retention Award

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Global  Corners  International Student Recruitment and Retention Award
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The Division of Global Engagement is pleased to announce the 2020-2021Global Corners International Student Recruitment and Retention Award. Inaugurated with the 2014-15 academic year, the Global Corners award is given to international students of extraordinary promise and accomplishment whose recruitment and retention help to advance the University of Oregon’s strategic interests in internationalizing the campus and maintaining a globally diverse student population. The Division of Global Engagement is especially interested in receiving applications from students who will contribute to the academic excellence and global diversity of our campus, and whose work exemplifies a passion for addressing the collective challenges facing our world in an era of contentious globalization.

Award Eligibility

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Division of Global Engagement is accepting applications from new or continuing international students either admitted to or continuing in a University of Oregon academic program starting with the Fall 2020 term. Continuing University of Oregon students must be in good academic standing and hold valid F-1 or J-1 immigration status. Both undergraduate and graduate international students may apply.

Award Amount and Renewability

The Global Corners award provides financial support up to, but not exceeding, US $45,000 ($15,000 per quarter; no award funds are distributed during the summer term). The exact award amount may depend on whether the student receives other forms of financial assistance – including scholarships, on- campus employment, stipends, etc. – to support their education at the University of Oregon. The award may be used to support required tuition and fees and/or non-qualified expenses such as room and board. (Note that any amount applied to non-qualified expenses may be considered a taxable contribution.) The award is renewable beyond the first award year, up to a maximum of 12 quarters for undergraduate students and 8 quarters for graduate students. The award may be prior to reaching the maximum award renewal level i f any of the following circumstances apply: the student completes the UO academic p rogram for which the student was granted the Global Corners award; the student receives other scholarships or grants rendering the Global Corners award unnecessary; the student departs the University of Oregon temporarily or permanently, or otherwise fails to meet award maintenance criteria and requirements.

Mandatory Participation in ICSP

The Global Corners awardee will be required to participate as a member in the Division of Global Engagement’s International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) and fulfill ICSP cultural service and academic requirements. ICSP program participants provide cultural service to the UO and local Eugene / Springfield community through presentations and participation in events that help to encourage cultural exchange. For more information about ICSP, go to https://isss.uoregon.edu/icsp.

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