This scholarship is designed to help students plan ahead! Each recipient will have five (5) semesters after his/her freshman year to use this award.
This information is updated for the 2020 Study Abroad Planning Scholarship cycle. Please note: ASU students who qualify for the ISA Planning Scholarship will be invited to apply in mid-July 2020.
ISA planning scholarships provide first generation college students with the opportunity to also be the first in their families to study abroad by reducing the financial barrier that may prevent some students from considering this option. Studying abroad is frequently cited as a milestone in a student’s personal development, and ASU wants to make sure first generation college students have additional funding opportunities to make this dream a reality.
The ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholarship allows students to participate on any ISA program offered through the ASU Study Abroad Office during the summer, semester, or academic year (excludes all summer faculty-directed programs).Click here to view available ISA programs. To be eligible for the ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholarship, students must:
Be a first-generation college student;
Be a degree-seeking rising Sophomore at ASU;
Have the equivalent of two full-time semesters of completed and posted ASU credit hours at the time of application;
Have a minimum cumulative ASU GPA of 2.75 or better at the time of application;
Demonstrate financial need and have a current FAFSA on file with ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at the time of application;
Be in good standing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities;
Click here to view all ISA programs approved by the ASU Study Abroad Office.
Three short answer essays (about 250 words each)
One extended essay question (minimum 500 words)
Basic profile information to be used for publications
Signed release form
Terms of agreement, including: participation in a Planning Scholarship workshop each semester and commitment to a follow-on project
NOTE: applicants will be directed to choose Academic Year 2020-2021 as the selected term, but please note that this scholarship is to be used for spring 2021 and beyond.
July 15, 2020: application opens
September 25, 2020: application closes, 11:59pm AZ time
October 15, 2020: notification to applicants
Accepting an ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholarship may result in changes to your ASU financial aid package.
All ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholarships awarded are conditional upon your full participation in an approved ISA study abroad program. If you withdraw from your program for any reason (voluntary or involuntary), awards may be revoked. If your award is revoked after funds have been disbursed to you, you will be billed for the amount of the award through your ASU student account.
Qualified students can only apply once to the ISA Study Abroad Planning Scholarship.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.