The Wisely Study Abroad Scholarships

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The School of Honors at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is pleased to announce the competition for its annual Wisely Study Abroad Awards scholarship program. These awards are made possible through the generosity of the Dorothy Wisely School of Honors Endowment. The supervision of the awards is directed by the School of Honors.


To be eligible for consideration for the Wisely Study Abroad Awards a student must:

  • be a currently enrolled SFA student,

  • be a full member of the School of Honors in good standing,

  • have a minimum 3.25 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at SFA,

  • apply for study abroad travel through the SFA Study Abroad office,

  • participate in study abroad travel that meets these criteria:
    • is outside of the United States,
    • is during a Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II semester, and
    • will result in a minimum of three (3) hours of earned college work on the SFA transcript, and

  • complete the Wisely Study Abroad scholarship application process as described below.


In late spring of each year, the School of Honors will announce award winners. Recipients travelling in Fall or Spring semesters will receive up to $2,000 toward the semester of the study abroad trip. Recipients travelling in Summer I or Summer II semesters will receive up to $1,000 toward the semester of the study abroad trip.

If awarded a Wisely Study Abroad Awards, scholarship recipients must:

  • Maintain School of Honors membership, which includes maintaining a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.

  • Prior to leaving on the study abroad trip, recipients must submit either a copy of the SFA Faculty-led program application with approval signature which can be obtained from the Study Abroad office, or if traveling with ISEP or another study abroad provider, a copy of the SFA Course Approval Form (CAF) and the acceptance letter from ISEP/provider. This will certify that the student is eligible for study abroad travel through SFA and that the travel will result in earning academic credit at SFA.

  • Within 30 days of returning from the trip, recipients must submit 3-5 photographs of their trip with descriptive captions and a typed 500 word reflection paper describing their travels.


To apply for the Wisely Study Abroad Awards, please physically submit the following three (3) items to the School of Honors by the February 1st deadline:

    1. The Wisely Study Abroad Awards application which can be obtained through the School of Honors office or by emailing honors@sfasu.edu.

    2. A letter of recommendation from an SFA professor describing the student’s achievements and accomplishments.

    3. A typed letter of 300 words or more describing your academic goals and how the study abroad travel will assist in reaching those goals.

 

Wisely Study Abroad applications can be obtained from, and should be submitted in paper form directly to, the School of Honors at Stephen F. Austin State University.

School of Honors Mailing address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
School of Honors - Wisely Study Abroad
McKibben Education, ED 381
SFA Box 6114
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6114

Phone: (936) 468-2813
Fax: (936) 468-7619
Email: honors@sfasu.edu
Web: www.sfasu.edu/honors


SFA Study Abroad information, applications, and course approval forms can be obtained from the Study Abroad Coordinator, Inés Maxit, in the Office of International Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Study Abroad Mailing address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
Office of International Programs
Study Abroad
SFA Box 6152
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6152

Phone: (936) 468-6631
Fax: (936) 468-7215
Email: maxitie@sfasu.edu
Web: www.sfasu.edu/oip

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