A Special UWSP Tradition . . .
We are very proud of our international
programs at UW-Stevens Point - they enjoy a fine reputation of being exceedingly
well administered. UW-Stevens Point has the highest proportion of students attending
in programs of study abroad in the entire UW system. Unlike many
programs sponsored by other institutions, our programs are tailored to
give the student exposure to as many field experiences as possible--
such as visits to other countries and important sites and opportunities
for cultural growth through the arts. Each of our programs has one or
more faculty group leaders involved to guide you along and attend to
your needs. We make it easy for you to relax and enjoy yourself while
studying in an entirely new environment. Virtually every returning
program participant says the same thing-- "It's the best thing I ever
UW-Stevens Point International Programs Scholarships
If you've been directed to this web page via our e-mail invitation, that is very good news indeed because you have been selected to receive one of these scholarships to help finance the minimal additional cost involved in studying for a semester in another country in one of UWSP's premier international programs. Read on to learn more about this opportunity and the programs we are making available to you.
UW-Stevens Point and the State of Wisconsin have developed special
scholarships to encourage student participation in another country. The
idea is simple--helping students experience another culture broadens
their perspective and enables them to see themselves as global citizens.
The student gains new knowledge about the world and the State of
Wisconsin gains a more informed individual that is better able to see
the merits of a variety of viewpoints. Wisconsin has always been a
progressive state, and this is just another example of the "new idea"
thinking that helps keep Wisconsinites out front leading the way.
Scholarship Program Details
UWSP is awarding about $77,000 annually in scholarships to students
wishing to study abroad that can show a need. Students are selected to
participate in the scholarship program if they are carrying a full time
academic load, have a grade point average of at least 2.25, have
above-average educational indebtedness for their class level, and have
an assessed family contribution that is less than the standard resident
on-campus budget. We are making awards in various amounts depending on
the program involved---from $500 for some short programs up to $2,000
for some more expensive semester programs.
All you have to do to claim the scholarship is complete an International Programs Application Form and visit the International Programs Office to
learn more about which particular program would be best for you.
Counselors there can help you make your program choice and fill you in
on the details about all the opportunities that are available.