• 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 Opens: September 1st for Spring applications and February 1st for Summer and Fall applications

Deadlines

Application Deadline: November 1
The next scholarship will be awarded for students going on an exchange program in Spring 2022.

The deadline to apply for an exchange program for Spring 2022 is October 1, 2021 (*some programs have earlier deadlines).

The deadline to apply for the GCC Scholarship to apply toward a Spring 2022 Global Exchange is November 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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
  • Resume

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

  • Brooke Slade, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at the University of Salzburg in Spring 2018.
  • Karly Kajy, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at the University of Strasbourg in Spring 2018.
  • Daysi Chavarria, $1,000 to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Sookmyung Women’s University in Fall 2018.
  • Karly Kajy, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Spring 2019.
  • Maia Hass, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Spring 2019.
  • Manuela Martinez, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Universidad de Alicante in Spring 2019.
  • Adrian Cedeno, awarded $500 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Waseda University in Fall 2019.
  • Henna Awad, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Spring Exchange Program at Hanyang University in Fall 2019.
  • Jonathan Dorsey, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea in Fall 2021.
  • Sara Young, awarded $1,000 to participate in the Fall Exchange Program at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in Fall 2021.
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