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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: CUA applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Beijing, China

CUAbroad Diversity Scholarship


Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
Number of Awards: Up to 5 awards per year


Eligibility Criteria

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • CUA undergraduate student enrolled full-time at the time of application
  • Planned participation in a semester or academic year CUA or CUA-affiliated education abroad program
  • Financial need (as evidenced by CUA financial aid award)
  • Member of a group traditionally under-represented in education abroad:
    • racial or ethnic minority
    • diverse field of study*
    • an education abroad destination outside of Western Europe or Australia/Oceania
    • disability
    • first-generation college student
    • male
    • student athlete
    • age
*For the purposes of this award, "diverse field of study" will follow IIE guidelines and mean one of the following fields: Education, Engineering, Fine or Applied Arts (including Architecture), Health professions, Math/Computer Science, Foreign Languages, or Physical/Life Sciences.

Dispersal of the award is contingent upon acceptance to a credit-bearing CUA or CUA-affiliated program.

Recipients of Tuition Exchange and Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance Benefits are not eligible.

Service Requirement

Service has always been a key part of the CUA mission. If you are awarded a Diversity Scholarship, you will be required to conduct a minimum of two service activities to benefit your host community abroad as well as two activities to help promote international education at CUA. These activities must be completed within one semester of returning to CUA. This will be a key component of your scholarship application. You will be asked to describe specific ways you intend to “give back” to your hosts on-site and to the CUA community upon your return.  Some items to consider:

  • Briefly outline your proposed activities. How will these activities impact CUA or your host community? What are your project goals?
  • What is your target population and how will your activities impact this group?
  • How will you integrate the impact of your experiences abroad into your project?
  • What, if any, campus departments, student organizations, and/or community organizations will you collaborate with? Have you already made contact with these groups?
While abroad, the awardee will keep an online blog with pictures and narratives describing the education abroad experience. Upon return, the awardee will be required to assist the recruiting activities of CUAbroad. As part of these activities, the student may create a personal profile and make presentations on the education abroad experience to an under-represented student population or group. Documentation showing the fulfillment of the service requirement will be required upon return. All submitted materials become property of CUAbroad, and excerpts may be used in any or all CUAbroad electronic and printed publications.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed