Citing the need for a large pool of qualified and willing faculty, the University of Vermont (UNV) announced the launch of a three-year, $20 million study abroad scholarship program.
The scholarship will fund a total of four full-time undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences who will travel to a UVM campus and work as interns for two to four years.
The program will offer the opportunity for the students to study at a variety of universities in the U.S., Europe and other countries.
“The purpose of the scholarship is to provide these students with the experience and support they need to achieve their education goals in the United States,” UNV Vice President of Academic Affairs James H. Collins wrote in a statement.
The university says the program will be open to all students and faculty in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The first two students selected will receive stipends of $5,000 each, and the remaining five students will receive $7,500.
Students who are interested in participating should visit UNV’s website.
For the remaining four students, the scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, books, transportation and other costs, according to UNV.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to contribute to the future of the University and to the UVM community,” the first student who applied, student-athlete Michael B. Smith, said in a release.
The University of Nebraska (UNO) is the first U.N. member state to launch an academic program for its students abroad.
The $500,000 scholarship program will help to cover tuition for four full time undergraduates who will work for one to two years in the field of international relations, including the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The students will be supported in their study and research projects through the University’s international office.
“We have the resources and the leadership to make this work,” said UNO Chancellor Daniel C. Dennett.
“It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the tremendous resources available to us and make an impact.”
The University will begin accepting applications for the program in May, and each student will receive a maximum of six scholarships.
The scholarships will be allocated in proportion to the amount of time they will spend in the program.