Founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, Western Oregon University, provider of the International Cultural Service Scholarship, is a public university committed to strengthening communities and changing lives. It is a moderately large university with an enrolment of 5,445 students; 4,808 undergraduate students, and 637 postgraduate students.
About the International Cultural Service Scholarship
Oregon International Cultural Service Scholarship (ICSP) program is intended for foreign candidates with financial difficulties and a robust academic record.
The Western Oregon University Scholarship started admitting international students for the academic year 2021-2022. It admits foreign students with leadership skills, and an exceptional academic record who desire to pursue their education at the University of Oregon.
This program also includes cultural service components. The selected applicants will obtain tuition scholarship award but in exchange, they will have to provide at least 80 hours/academic session of cultural and educational service at the state of Oregon.
Foreign students displaying financial difficulties and excellent merit are encouraged to apply to take part in Western Oregon University’s International Cultural Service Program (ICSP). Candidates chosen to take part in the ICSP obtain scholarship aid which is applied to their tuition. Please note that the scholarship assistance offered by this program is only a partial scholarship of approximately $9,000 per academic year. Recipients will still be responsible for covering the remaining tuition and living expenses with funds from other sources. Scholarship awards from ICSP discount tuition, but cannot be adapted to help with living costs or books. In return for this discount in tuition, ICSP candidates are expected to complete 80 hours each year of cultural service. This service generally takes the form of speaking about your country to local school classes and community groups. A criterion for selection is based on demonstrated financial need and academic history. A diversity of representative countries on the program may also be criteria for selection. Applicants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about their financial support cultural service plan.
Benefits of International Cultural Service Scholarship
This scholarship award provides chosen candidates tuition fees waivers ranging from 0-15 non-resident academic credit/term. The scholarship award value will stay the same for every year.
Eligibility for International Cultural Service Scholarship
Candidates are required to be international students holding or will be holding F-1 student visa. Candidates are required to be fully admitted or admissible to a bachelors or master’s degree program at Western Oregon University so as to be given consideration for ICSP. Consequently, ICSP candidates who are not presently students at WOU should have submitted application for admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program prior to their application will be given consideration. Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
- Strong academic record.
- Great communication skills.
- Financial needs.
- Demonstrate performance as well as presentation skills.
- Candidates should not be U.S nationals, nor qualified to obtain federal financial assistance.
- Experience in taking part in cultural services.
- Accepted to the University of Oregon or at least satisfying the admission conditions of the university.
How to Apply for International Cultural Service Scholarship
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed applications must include all of the following:
- Original application and ALL backing credentials.
- A two page personal biography. This profile is expected to be in the form of an essay and not an ordinary listing of dates and facts. It should include information concerning the applicant’s past experiences, future goals, education, influential experiences and special interests.
- Submit two letters of recommendation. The recommendation letters should be from people who know you well, but should not be from relatives/friends. They must corroborate your capacity to carry out public speaking in the English language and/or offer the cultural service. Applicants are responsible for making sure that their recommendations are submitted as part of the completed application.
- Submit a copy of your latest transcript (high school for freshman, University or College for transfer students) indicating your academic progress.
- Send all application documents and recommendation letters to:
Office of International Education & Development
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
- The closing date for the International Cultural Service Scholarship at Western Oregon University is March 2, 2021.
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