On behalf of Dean James Antony, I am happy to announce that the Friends of the International Center (Friends) will again be awarding scholarships to UCSD graduate students and medical students for 2020-21. Founded in 1961, the Friends support international education at UCSD in numerous ways, one of which is raising money for and awarding student scholarships.
- Graduate students planning to conduct research or study abroad.
- Foreign graduate students in residence at UCSD during 2020-21.
- Student must have a distinguished academic record.
- The student must have completed one year of full-time graduate study for the Ph.D., D.M.A., M.F.A., M.P.I.A., or M.D. at UCSD by the time of award.
- Students must be registered for a full-time program of study and research in 2020-21 or, in the case of foreign student nominees, will be on campus at UCSD in 2020-21.
- Students who promote international friendship, understanding, and cooperation in a meaningful way.
- U.S. graduate students participating in a University of California EAP program should apply through the Study Abroad office (http://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/ ).
About the Award
- The selection of students for the scholarships will be made by the Friends Scholarship Committee.
- Up to 30 graduate scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.
- Each graduate academic program may nominate a maximum of three outstanding graduate students for the Friends awards
- Additionally, the School of Medicine may nominate six medical students. Up to four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.
If your department will nominate two or more students, please ranks your nominees with one being the strongest candidate.
- Letter from the department chair or graduate advisor containing:
- An evaluation of the nominee's graduate performance to date and potential for future contributions to research or artistic activity in the student's discipline.
- Other support the student is receiving and the student's financial need, if any.
- Contribution the student has made, if any, to promoting international friendship, understanding, and cooperation at UCSD.
- Program ranking, if more than one student is nominated.
- Statement from the nominee
- Two-page maximum
- In the statement, the nominee should describe their qualifications for the award, graduate study, career plans, financial need, past and proposed contributions to promoting international friendship and understanding at UCSD.
- A willingness to volunteer and/or participate in Friends programs is encouraged though not a requirement.
- Student's vitae with current email and mailing address.
- Student's current transcript. (Unofficial is acceptable.)
- Thursday February 26, 2020
- Please submit nominations to email@example.com
- Only department submissions will be accepted; students and faculty must work with their departments and may not self-nominate.
- The Friends will select the scholars shortly thereafter