Experiential Learning scholarships are open to undergraduate students, including transfer students, with at least one semester of UGA coursework who are pursuing experiential learning courses or non-credit activities aligned with the UGA Experiential Learning Requirement.
You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
All applicants must have a recommendation letter submitted on their behalf, preferably written by a UGA faculty member who is familiar with your work.
Some general suggestions for students wanting to make their applications stronger are the following:
- Write a strong essay that articulates a compelling link between the Experiential Learning opportunity and your current program of study/ future career aspirations. We strongly recommend the UGA Writing Center for assistance on your essay.
- Use your essay as a way to set yourself apart from your fellow applicants. Tell us what makes you unique–your personal challenges, experiences, dreams, accomplishments, etc.
- Demonstrate a strong academic record, especially in your respective major area.
- Present a strong letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well and, ideally, is faculty in your field of study at UGA.
Experiential Learning scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of UGA faculty and staff. The Office of Experiential Learning staff are non-voting members. Our office’s feedback on your application will not necessarily improve your chances of being selected for a scholarship.
If you would like assistance with your essay, we strongly recommend the UGA Writing Center or if you are applying for funding for a study abroad or field study program, you are encouraged to set up an appointment with a Global Education Advisor.
If you have questions regarding your application, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Office of Experiential Learning or call: 706-542-2177.