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.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3.
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. 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.
Please note that all recommendation letters must be submitted by the application deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to communicate deadlines to the recommender(s). While only one recommendation letter is required, applicants are welcome and encouraged to seek multiple recommendations.
A letter of recommendation should come from an individual who knows you well in an academic and/or professional capacity. Strong recommendations from faculty in your field of study at UGA who can speak to what you will potentially contribute to your selected Experiential Learning activity are preferred.
If you have questions regarding your application, please email the Office of Experiential Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 706-542-2177.