Scholarships

The Africana Studies Award Fund benefits full-time UA undergraduate students in good standing (IN ANY MAJOR) who wish to participate in the Arizona in the French Caribbean summer program.

Link to program's description: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-french-caribbean

Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017

Application requirements (to be submitted via the Study Abroad application process (link above):

1. Statement of Intent - Write a statement of intent that addresses BOTH of the following (no specific length required):
    *Why is studying abroad important to your education?
    *What are your personal objectives and how will this program in the French Caribbean help you achieve them?
2. One unoffical copy of your college transcript
3. Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a UA faculty member)
 
Applications should be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday January 27. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have turned in all requested documentation and our office has verified eligibility. This means that the first TWELVE applicants who qualify will automatically get the awards. These awards can be used in conjunction with other scholarships.
 
Awards will be paid after: 1) The awardees have submitted their complete application, 2) Awardees have paid the non-refundable deposit to the Study Abroad Office, and 3) Sufficient enrollment for the program to run is reached. Recipients must use the award in summer 2017.
Eligibility
  • Full-time UA student in good standing (ANY MAJOR)
  • Required: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
Value of Scholarship

12 awards of $3,000 each

Who Can Apply?
Full-time UA student in good standing (ANY MAJOR)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017 for AFAS 497P Global Africana Studies Experience Pre Summer Study Tour to Paris, France.

Dates of travel: May 18-28, 2017

Watch the Video https://vimeo.com/203898852

DESCRIPTION

The competitive Africana Studies Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who wish to participate in the AFAS 497P Global Africana Studies Experience Pre Summer Tour to Paris, France. Preference will be given to Africana Studies majors and minors.

Competitive awards may be awarded in the Pre Summer 2017 to participate in the Africana Studies’ Pre Summer AFAS 497P Global Africana Studies Experience trip to Paris, France during Pre Summer (Up to five awards of $1,000 each) 

Requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  2. Unofficial copy of your transcript
  3. Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a supporting faculty member at the University of Arizona)
  4. Statement of intent in which you answer the following three questions (total length for all 3 questions should be between 800-1000 words):
  • Why is studying abroad important to one’s education?
  • What are your personal objectives and how will this program in Paris, France help you achieve them?
  • What can you contribute to this program as a member of the group?

Open to all majors at UA (but preference will be given to Africana Studies majors and minors); recipients must use the award in the Pre Summer 2017. Please submit all requested materials above no later than March 24, 2017, 4pm, to Ms. Marcela Thompson (marcelathompson@email.arizona.edu)

Eligibility

UA full-time student in good standing who has a a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Value of Scholarship

Five awards of $1,000 each

Who Can Apply?

Scholarships are open to all majors at UA (but preference will be given to Africana Studies majors and minors).

For SILLC majors and Critical Languages Minors

Eligibility

3.0 General GPA, Full-time Student

Value of Scholarship

Two awards of $1,500 each per year

Who Can Apply?

In the fall 2010, Dr. Lehman Benson (Associate Professor of Management at the UA Eller College of Management) and Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand (SILLC Director and Professor of French) created the SILLC Global Award Fund by each pledging $500.00. Dr. Durand continued to pledge a minimum of $500.00 annually. The competitive SILLC Global Award benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing (and with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) who major in any of the SILLC disciplines (Africana Studies, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Religious Studies, Russian) or minor in a critical language. For more information on how to apply, click HERE

To make donations to the SILLC Global Award Fund, send a check to the order of UA Foundation (subject line: SILLC Global Award) to:

Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand
SILLC
PO Box 210105
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85701-0105 - USA

Organizations, businesses, and individuals may also contact Dr. Durand by phone (520-621-1213) or by email (adurand@email.arizona.edu) with questions or to discuss other funding and naming opportunities. We thank you for your support.

For AFAS 499 African Americans in Paris and Berlin Spring Break Study Tour in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

Eligibility

Full-time Student

Value of Scholarship

Five awards of $1,000 each

Who Can Apply?

DESCRIPTION

The competitive Africana Studies Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who are declared majors or minors in Africana Studies who wish to participate in the AFAS 499 African Americans in Paris and Berlin Spring Break Tour to Paris, France and Berlin, Germany. 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015

Competitive awards may be awarded in the spring 2015 to participate in the Africana Studies’ Spring 2015 AFAS 499 African Americans in Paris and Berlin trip to Paris, France and Berlin Germany during Spring Break
 (Up to five awards of $1,000 each) 


Required: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8; 1 statement of intent (1-2 pages); 1 unofficial copy of your transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation from supporting faculty members; must be a declared major or minor in Africana Studies at the time of application; recipients must use the award in the spring 2015. Please submit statement of intent, letters of recommendation no later than January 26, 2015, 5pm, to Ms. Marcela Thompson (marcelathompson@email.arizona.edu).
 
 


AFAS 499 Spring Break Program in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

Contact Info: Dr. Bryan Carter (bryancarter@email.arizona.edu)

Africana Studies Major Requirements & Advising HERE

To declare a major in Africana Studies, email your student ID number to adurand@email.arizona.edu

Process and Selection
 


The Africana Studies Award Fund Selection Committee reviews applications and meets in person once to make a final selection. The Selection Committee decides on the final number of awards based on the Fund’s balance and on the quality of applications. On any given year, the Selection Committee may decide not to give any award.  

For Summer Study Abroad in South Africa and Swaziland

Eligibility

Full-time Student,Prospective Participant in Summer Program

Value of Scholarship

Two awards of $8,500 each

Who Can Apply?

DESCRIPTION

The competitive Africana Studies Award Fund benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who are declared majors in Africana Studies who wish to participate in the summer study abroad program in South Africa and Swaziland sponsored by Africana Studies. See the program's description HERE

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015

Competitive awards may be awarded in the summer 2015 to participate in the Africana Studies’ Summer Program in South Africa and Swaziland (Up to two awards of $8,500 each) 


Required: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; 1 statement of intent (1-2 pages on why you are applying for this award? How do you plan to use it?); 1 unofficial copy of your transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation from supporting faculty members; must be a declared major in Africana Studies with a minimum of 9 units of AFAS completed (including a minimum of 6 AFAS units at 300 and/or 400 levels) at the time of application; recipients must use the award during the summer immediately following date of the award. Please submit statement of intent, letters of recommendation, and complete your online application for study abroad program no later than February 13, 2015, 5pm, to Ms. Marcela Thompson (marcelathompson@email.arizona.edu).
 Professors must email their letter of recommendation directly to Marcela Thompson.

Africana Studies Summer Program in South Africa and Swaziland Info HERE

Africana Studies Major Requirements & Advising HERE

To declare a major in Africana Studies, email your student ID number to adurand@email.arizona.edu

Process and Selection
 


The Africana Studies Award Fund Selection Committee reviews applications and meets in person once, no later than February 28, to make a final selection. The Selection Committee decides on the final number of awards based on the Fund’s balance and on the quality of applications. On any given year, the Selection Committee may decide not to give any award.  Awards are announced in early March.

Awards of $3,000 each for internships at Hip-HopDX

Eligibility

Full-time Student

Value of Scholarship

$3,000

Who Can Apply?

The Africana Studies Program Offers competitive 100% Engagement Awards of $3,000 each to Africana Studies majors or minors to attend this internship program at Hip-HopDX in Los Angeles, CA. Required: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; 1 statement of intent (1-2 pages); 1 unofficial copy of transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation from supporting faculty members; must be a declared major in Africana Studies or declared Minor in Africana Studies with concentration in hip-hop cultures at the time of application; recipients must be selected for the internship by Hip-Hop DX (a division of Cheri Media). Awards will be paid during the internship.

Contact Info for internship, deadlines, and awards: adurand@email.arizona.edu

Summer Program in Atlanta, Selma, and Birmingham

Eligibility

Full-time Student

Value of Scholarship

10 awards of $500 each

Who Can Apply?

The Africana Studies Program offers 10 competitive awards of $500 each to Africana Studies majors and minors to attend the one week summer African American History Tour. Required: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; 1 statement of intent (1-2 pages); 1 unofficial copy of transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation from supporting faculty members; must be a declared major or minor in Africana Studies at the time of application; recipients must use the award in the pre-session 2015. Please submit statement of intent, transcripts, and letters of recommendation no later than April 15, 2015, 4pm, to Ms. Marcela Thompson (marcelathompson@email.arizona.edu). Awards will be paid duing the first week of June 2015.