Study Abroad Scholarship for Students with a Pell Grant

Information from Study Abroad about the Gilman International Scholarship:

Dear Advisors,

We wanted to let you know about a scholarship opportunity for U.S. citizens who receive a Pell Grant and are studying abroad.  The Gilman International Scholarship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State, offers up to $5,000 for a semester or $3,000 in the summer, with potential for additional funds for studying a ‘critical language.’

The Gilman Scholarship program encourages, but does not require, students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations. The program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to students with high financial need, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. About one in three UO students who apply receive an award, so this is a great opportunity for funding.

We highly encourage you to let students know about this scholarship if you know that they receive a Pell Grant.  The application deadlines come early (the deadline for winter/ spring awards is coming up on Oct. 2), so please feel free to refer students to our office.

Michelle Hyde-Wright
Study Abroad Adviser
Office of International Affairs
333 Oregon Hall
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5209
Tel: (541) 346-1451
Fax: (541) 346-1232

Now available! Materials from recent ACAA professional development meetings

Materials from ACAA-sponsored professional development sessions in June and July are now available!

  • The A-Game: Promoting Student Learning with Spaced Study Sessions, Concept Mapping, and Rehearsal Learning – PowerPoint
  • Understanding required UO employee reporting responsibilities of incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, and child abuse – handout

Materials from additional ACAA professional development sessions can be found on the professional development archive page.

Academic Success Presentation by “The A Game” author Dr. Ken Sufka on July 24, 10:00 am

The Office of Academic Advising and the UO All-Campus Advising Association are pleased to announce a presentation on undergraduate academic success. Ole Miss Psychology Professor Ken Sufka is discussing the empirical research upon which his book is based. This workshop is geared specifically toward faculty & staff including advisors – faculty, professional, GTF, and peer — student affairs personnel, and all colleagues interested in research on student success. More information is below. We hope that you can attend!

Promoting Student Learning with Spaced Study Sessions, Concept Mapping and Rehearsal Learning

Wednesday, July 24, 10-11:30 am, Browsing Room, Knight Library

“Many students find their high school study skills no longer produce the same level of success in college courses.  This workshop will be centered around the topics in my student study skills book The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades but geared towards faculty/staff in diagnosing student problem areas and helping them adopt a set of behaviors and skills to master course content and succeed in college.  Topics will focus on classroom engagement, study skills and exam taking tips drawn from empirical literature.”

Dr. Ken Sufka is Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi and author of The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades. He has received numerous awards during his career including the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teaching Award, the University Faculty Achievement Award for research and the Thomas Frist Student Service Award.  (Ken also happens to be the brother of our very own Sue Eveland, UO Registrar!)

Mandatory Reporting professional development session, Wednesday June 12

Mandatory Reporting session and Association Business Meeting

Wednesday June 12 at 11:00 am in Anstett 195

The state of Oregon has added higher education employees to its list of mandatory reporters. This legislation will impact how and when anyone working in higher education must report incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, and child abuse. Join the ACAA on Wednesday June 12 at 11:00 am in Anstett 195 to learn how this law affects us as higher education professionals. We’ll have representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Academic Advising on hand to discuss the nuances of mandatory reporting obligations and the U of O’s established reporting procedures.

The spring Association business meeting will be held immediately following the Mandatory Reporting session. Results of ACAA elections will be announced!