The David L. Boren College of International Studies offers many scholarships for IAS students, international students and study abroad students. For questions on any of the scholarships offered by CIS, contact Jennifer Grover at email@example.com.
The CIS International Leadership Fellows Program (LEAF) provides an elite group of students with the contacts, skills and financial means to engage with people, organizations and activities at the international level. Participants in receive a $2,000 stipend toward an approved internationally focused internship, which is the culmination of the program experience.
The Diplomacy Lab is a U.S. Department of State program that allows university faculty and students contribute to the policy-making process while also helping the Department of State access an underutilized reservoir of intellectual capital. Students participating in the Diplomacy Lab program work under the guidance of faculty experts to explore real-world challenges and develop innovative responses to those challenges.
The Fellowship for Global Engagement program, coordinated by CIS, ensures that students have the tools necessary to succeed in the global community. Global Engagement Fellows receive a $5,000 cash scholarship account, which can be used during their undergraduate education for up to three international experiences (at least one short-term [summer] and one long-term [semester]). All Fellows will be encouraged to take their first travel study experience during the summer after their freshman year.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year to graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. Each year, approximately 1,600 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the program.
Available to all degree-seeking students, the goal of the Global Engagement Certificate (GEC) is to recognize students who have taken tangible steps to become active global citizens by enhancing their knowledge of modern global issues and engaging with the global community both in Norman and abroad. The transcripted certificate will provide OU graduates a concrete way in which to market their skills in any future academic or professional setting.
The Peace Corps Prep program at OU prepares students for service as Peace Corps volunteers. Open to all OU undergraduates, it equips students in four areas: intercultural competence, sector-specific skills, language development, and professionalism and leadership. While completing the program does not guarantee applicants are selected for Peace Corps service, it makes applicants much more competitive and is a strong credential for the job market.
Phi Beta Delta is an association that aims to recognize scholarly achievement in international education. Membership is open to all who qualify as an OU upper-classman or graduate student.
Internship experience can make a very valuable contribution to a student’s educational development, and students in the College of International Studies are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities when they become available. Under certain conditions, it is possible to earn academic credit for an internship in the Department of International and Area Studies. See more information and requirements at the links below.
CIS student interns assist the College of International Studies with special projects related to conferences, events, press and media preparation, and outreach to students, including recruiting for OU in Arezzo and assisting with immigration issues for international students. Students selected for the internship will enroll in IAS 3910 and write a 10-15 page research paper on a topic agreed upon with the course professor.
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The College of International Studies provides limited funds to encourage and support IAS undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities.
Apply for an Internship Support Grant