University of Edinburgh, Scotland Participation Initiative Scholarship

Scholarship opportunities available for UConn students interested in studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh during the 2017/18 academic year.

Award amount

Each scholarship provides a 600 Euro travel grant + 850 Euro per month living stipend. Scholarship for either semester or full year.

The Source

The funding comes from the University of Edinburgh through an Erasmus Plus grant award. The purpose of the funding is to provide financial assistance to a student who identifies with a group of students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad populations. You can read more about the University of Edinburgh’s Widening Participation initiatives here:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation

Eligibility

UConn Education Abroad promotes diversity and inclusion in its mission to provide affordable and accessible education abroad opportunities to UConn students. We invite students who identify with any of the following categories to apply for the scholarship:

UConn broadly defines “under-represented students” as a group that includes, but is not limited to, students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, students from low income families, LGBTQA students, students with disabilities, veterans, non-traditional students, students with a history of overcoming adversity and first generation college students. First generation college students can be broadly defined as students where one or both of the parents has not earned a college degree. Non-traditional students could be considered as students who have delayed enrollment in college beyond the same year they graduate high school or are considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid.

How to apply

Submit your essay within your UConn Education Abroad application, on or before the application deadline. Your essay should address the following: Upon researching both the University of Edinburgh’s Widening Participation initiatives as well as the underrepresentation of certain groups of students in study abroad, why do you feel as though you would be the best recipient of this scholarship?

Scholarship and Financial Distribution

This scholarship provides the UConn Education Abroad Office to allocate up to 2 Academic Year scholarships or 3-4 semester scholarships to our students. The scholarship will include a minimum 600 euros travel grant and monthly subsistence grant of 850 euros per month for living expenses. There is a bank on campus to help set up bank account for receipt of funding. Students will receive 70% of funding in one lump upon arrival to the University, then 30% at the end of exchange. Students would not receive any financial reward upon becoming the recipient of the scholarship. Students would be responsible to pay for their flight out of pocket and receive the grant award upon arrival in Edinburgh.