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Opportunities to fund your global experience through the Office of Global Buiness are listed below.  Review and determine if you're eligible to apply!

Bullet Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill Launches the 2013-2014 Competition of the Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-2014 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.
 
We deeply valued our partnership with Ohio State University in the first year of the program and hope to continue this partnership in the program’s second year.  As a partner university, your first and second year undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management are eligible to apply.
  
In addition to an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill.  These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.
 
In the United States 10 scholarships will be awarded during the 2013-2014 academic year. 

Students specializing in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Agriculture Related Field
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Food Science
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

The application deadline is March 1, 2014 and we are currently accepting applications online, through our website.  To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program please visit: http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/.  We encourage you to please share this information with your eligible students and encourage them to apply.
 
For further information on the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the United States, please contact: Cargillglobalscholars@iie.org

Bullet Chatfield Family Scholarship

  • The Chatfield Family Scholarship for International Experience provides $500 scholarships to support Fisher College of Business undergraduate students who particiate in one of Fisher's Summer Global Internship Programs
  • Students admitted into one of these programs with paid deposits may apply to serve as a Student Liaison for their selected internship program.  Student Liaisons serve as mentors in-country and assist with marketing the program during fall or spring semester. Only students admitted to an internship program will receive an email with instructions how to apply for this Student Liaison Scholarship.  Successful applicants will receive an invitation to interview for this position.

Bullet Fisher Exchange Scholarships

  • Through CIBER and the generosity of private donors, the Office of Global Business offers scholarships to students who participate in a Fisher Exchange Program.  Priority is given to business students attending a particular exchange program at one of Fisher’s partner institutions. Contact Kozue Isozaki for more information.

Bullet Halsey Family Scholarship

  • The Halsey Family Scholarship Fund, offering $500 - $1,000 scholarships, is available for students who have a demonstrated financial need and admitted to the Summer Global Internship Program in Berlin, Germany
  • Admitted students to this Program should submit a personal statement addressing their financial need and interest in the region to Joyce Steffan by December 15.

Bullet OGB Photo Contest

Office of Global Business Photo Contest

Are you a great photographer who has amazing pictures to share from your study abroad program? Enter your best photos in the OGB photo contest for a chance to win an eReader, camera, iPod, or money toward your next study abroad program. 

Submission Directions

To submit, Fisher students can email photo(s) to Tina Hrabak (hrabak.4@fisher.osu.edu). Photos submitted must be of original size (not compressed) and in .jpg, .gif or .bmp file formats.

Students should include information about where the photo(s) were taken, what program, and a description (optional). You should receive a confirmation about receipt of your photos within one week.  

Photos submitted may be uploaded to the International Flickr Photo Pool, so your experience is shared with others.

Deadlines
  • The submission deadline for Autumn Semester is September 30, 2013
  • Photos selected to be entered into the voting phase will be uploaded to the OGB Facebook page on or around October 4, 2013. Voting will take place online through October 18, 2013. The photo with the most number of ‘likes’ will win (a panel of OGB judges will make the final decision in the case of a tie).  
  • The winner will be announced on October 21, 2013.
Prizes

The grand prize winner each term of the OGB photo contest will choose one of the following:

  • Kindle or Nook
  • Subscription to the Economist (great for the International Business class!)
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • iPod Touch
  • Digital camera
  • $250 scholarship to be applied to a future program with the OGB

Rules

  • Any current (or past) Fisher College of Business student is eligible to submit photos.
  • Students can submit up to three photos each semester from any international trip they have taken in the past two years.
  • By submitting your photos, you agree to allow your photos to be used in future marketing materials, including website, flyers, presentations, calendars, etc., AND that you have permission to use the picture (if you did not take it yourself).
  • Photos will be reviewed for appropriateness to be used in Fisher promotional materials. Photos with inappropriate gestures, dress or with alcohol will be excluded from the voting pool.
  • Minor touch-ups of pictures are permitted; however, extensive digital editing will make the photo ineligible.

Bullet Student Leader Scholarship

(Student Leader positions are only available for undergraduate students participating in Freshman Global Lab, Emerging Markets Field Study , or Green Business.)


Position Description
The Student Leader is the student representative of the Fisher Office of Global Business. The position consists of travel responsibilities, corporate responsibilities, and marketing responsibilities.

  • Travel responsibilities: During the group flight and travel in-country, the Student Leader will make themselves available for travel support. Specific responsibilities may include supporting students as they navigate customs, serving as a liaison between faculty and students, morning travel reminders, evening travel debriefings, researching and leading extracurricular travel events during student downtime, etc.
  • Corporate responsibilities: The Student Leader will network with arranged business visits—providing an introduction on behalf of the students and following-up with companies after returning to the United States.
  • Marketing responsibilities: After returning to the United States, the Student Leader will participate in the program marketing cycle the following semester year—contributing to the Fisher Global Experiences Blog, speaking at Office of Global Business events, organizing trip photos, innovating new ways to reach students, etc.

 

Compensation
Students will be selected to serve as a Student Leader, each receiving a financial scholarship of $500 after participating in their short term faculty led program and completing their required marketing responsibilities the following semester.

 

Eligibility
Students accepted into the program, who have paid their non-refundable deposit may submit an application for the Student Leader position. All students are eligible but preference will be given to students with international travel experience and demonstrated knowledge of marketing.

 

Application
Email a cover letter to Zachary Grammel (grammel.4), addressing the following questions:

  • What past experience have you had studying or traveling abroad?
  • What past experience have you had resolving conflict?
  • What past experience have you had in public speaking and marketing?
  • EXTRA: If you had a free day in your destination country, where would you take a group of students?

 

Deadlines
Freshman Global Lab: FEB 15, 2014
Green Business: FEB 01, 2014
Emerging Markets Global Lab: JUNE 15, 2014

 

Bartels Study Abroad Scholarship

Fisher College of Business announces the Bartels scholarship competition to aid undergraduate students who plan to enroll in a University-sponsored Study Abroad Program of at least 5 weeks in duration and for a minimum of 9-semester hours of credit.  Awards based on students who have a 3.5 or higher grade point average.  Non-credit programs are not eligible.

Download an application form.

Deadline is March 15, 2014.

Bullet Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Undergraduate scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in a university-approved program, and special consideration will be given to those students from underrepresented groups, and/or first-generation students going abroad for the first time to study, conduct research, or render service.

Click HERE for Education Abroad Scholarhsips

Bullet Office of International Affairs

Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of scholarships available to help make study abroad a reality.  It is important to carefully review all options, plan ahead, and apply early!

Click HERE for Grants and Scholarship details.

Bullet STEP: Second-Year Transformational Experience Program

OSU's STEP was developed as a continuation of the university's effort to redefine the student experience.  STEP is designed to focus on student success and development and will allow students the opportunity to engage in activities that cater to their individual interests and needs.

A central feature of STEP is giving participants the chance to engage with faculty outside of the classroom in one-on-one meetings as well as in group settings.  During their time together, STEP Faculty will help students explore unique, educational-enriching experiences including the following categories:

  • Study Abroad
  • Internships

Following the completion of program requirements, students will be eligible to receive a $2,000 fellowship that will support the experience they have developed with their faculty.  The funding is meant to help students engage in experiences they may not otherwise be able to do.  

Click here to review the FAQs  and then discuss funding your study abroad by using your fellowship funding options.

Bullet Student Financial Aid Options

You must be formally accepted into a study abroad program through the Fisher College of Business or the Office of International Affairs before aid eligibility can be determined. Either Fisher's Office of Global Business or OIA will provide you with a budget letter once you have been accepted. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Ohio State Scholarship Application, will be used to calculate the amount of money you will be awarded for the semester or term in which you plan to study abroad.

Once you have completed and submitted both the FAFSA and an Ohio State Scholarship Application, submit your budget letter to the Student Service Center and schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor.  Make sure to sign up for direct deposit as well, as this will allow you to receive funding 5-7 days prior to the start of your program instead of waiting for a mailed check.

Student Financial Aid Options

You must be formally accepted into a study abroad program through the Fisher College of Business or the Office of International Affairs before aid eligibility can be determined. Either Fisher's Office of Global Business or OIA will provide you with a budget letter once you have been accepted. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Ohio State Scholarship Application, will be used to calculate the amount of money you will be awarded for the semester or term in which you plan to study abroad.

Once you have completed and submitted both the FAFSA and an Ohio State Scholarship Application, submit your budget letter to the Student Service Center and schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor.  Make sure to sign up for direct deposit as well, as this will allow you to receive funding 5-7 days prior to the start of your program instead of waiting for a mailed check.

Funding FAQs

What types of aid can I use to fund my study abroad?

All federal and state grants and loans can be used to finance study abroad expenses, including Pell Grants, Perkins Loans and Parent (PLUS) loans. Many campus based scholarships and grants can also be used, as well as University Loans.

Are there any types of aid I cannot use?

Some external loans may not be used for study abroad — it is ultimately the donor’s decision how the scholarship is administered. Some departmental scholarships may also be excluded.

How do most students fund their studies abroad?

Loans are the largest source of financing for study abroad, and can be redistributed to allow a student a larger disbursement for the semester in which he or she will study abroad.

Will my grants or scholarships be increased because I’m studying abroad?

No. Grants and scholarships have a set maximum amount per semester that a student may receive.

What is the deadline for filing the FAFSA?

The Ohio State priority deadline is February 15, but students interested in study abroad are strongly advised to complete and submit the application in January.

What is the deadline for filing the Ohio State Scholarship Application?

The deadline for completing the Ohio State Scholarship Application is February 15.

I’m studying abroad on an independent program — what financial aid can I receive?

Students participating in a study abroad program not sponsored by the Office of International Affairs should complete a Consortium Agreement. This form can only be used in some cases, so students are advised to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid before initiating this process.

I need to buy my plane ticket a month prior to leaving the country — can I access my financial aid early to pay for it?

No. According to federal regulations, financial aid will disburse 7 - 10 days prior to the term during which the study abroad is scheduled.

Bullet Undergraduate Fellowship Office Options

The Undergraduate Fellowship Office advises and assists all qualified undergraduates interested in applying for national scholarships and fellowships.

Click HERE to get started.

External sources can be great resources to search for scholarships, loans, and other sources of funding.  Please review a few options below:

Bullet FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

http://finaid.org

Bullet Fund for Education Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad

http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/