• GCC Scholarship

Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship

The Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship was established in 2017, and is awarded to recognize high achieving students with documented financial need who demonstrate values of global citizenship.

Awards are presented to FSU undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate program and would like to use the scholarship funds to participate in a university-approved exchange program through FSU's Global Exchanges.

Please note, you must be accepted into an exchange program before applying for this scholarship.

Awards

$1,000 to participate in an exchange in the fall or spring

$500 to participate in a summer exchange (when available)

Application Dates and Deadlines

Students going on an FSU Global Exchange during the Spring semester can apply for a GCC Scholarship between September 15 and November 1 of the previous semester.

Students going an FSU Global Exchange during the Summer and/or Fall semesters can apply for a GCC Scholarship between February 1 and March 1 of the previous semester.

Questions: Please contact globalcitizen@fsu.edu.

Eligibility

Any prospective applicant should be sure that he or she meets the specified criteria before applying for a scholarship. Please be advised that meeting the criteria for a scholarship does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Florida State University
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Be enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate program
  • Must be accepted into a university-approved exchange program through FSU's Global Exchanges

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship award:

  • Online Application – https://gcs-cge-fsu-sm.smapply.us
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) form
    • Please log into your FAFSA and access the Student Aid Report. The EFC is included in your Student Aid Report. You can save it as a file and upload it. If you have trouble logging into your FAFSA, call 800-433-3243. If you did not receive any financial aid, you can skip this process.
  • Release to use photo/quotes for promotional purposes
  • Unofficial copy of transcript
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Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected based on the 5-point criteria below:

  1. Written responses to the three questions below (prompt is included on application)

    • 1. Describe your financial need. How do you plan to use this award to support your exchange? (200 words)
    • 2. Why is participating in an exchange important to you? (200 words)
    • 3. What are your plans upon return from your exchange? How do these plans further your development into a global citizen? (200 words)
  2. Academic Merit
    1. GPA (3.0 or higher)
    2. Academic Awards
  3. Need-based
    1. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) numbers will be considered
  4. Involvement
    1. Community Service
    2. Campus Involvement
    3. Leadership
  5. Must demonstrate a commitment to global citizenship

Past Recipients

  • Abigail Torres to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at the University of Antilles in Martinique in 2023.
  • Ava Alfano-Barber to participate in the Summer Exchange Program at the University of Foreigners of Perugia in Italy in Summer 2022.
  • Sara Young to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in Fall 2021.
  • Jonathan Dorsey to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea in Fall 2021.
  • Henna Awad to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Fall 2019.
  • Adrian Cedeno to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Waseda University in Fall 2019.
  • Manuela Martinez to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Universidad de Alicante in Spring 2019.
  • Karly Kajy to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Spring 2019.
  • Maia Hass to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Spring 2019.
  • Daysi Chavarria to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Sookmyung Women’s University in Fall 2018.
  • Karly Kajy to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at the University of Strasbourg in Spring 2018.
  • Brooke Slade to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at the University of Salzburg in Spring 2018.
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