Global Programs announces Global 'All In' scholarship program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of Global Programs, in conjunction with the Office of Educational Equity and the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses (OVPCC), has announced the creation of the Global “All In” scholarship program.

The scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding students who may not traditionally include an education abroad program in their undergraduate career. Being selected puts the student in the company of a select few incoming Penn State students each year who have demonstrated both academic talent and financial need. The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, can be applied to any Penn State-approved education abroad program over a student’s academic career at Penn State.

“President Barron and I have been talking about such a scholarship program for a long time,” said Michael Adewumi, vice provost for Global Programs. “He has spoken about it publicly, in Faculty Senate and elsewhere. I share his excitement at the creation of this program, which we hope will grow in the future.”

Selection and funding of the Global "All In" scholarships is supported and overseen by the Office of Educational Equity, the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, and the Office of Global Programs. The initial cohort of 50 students — 25 at University Park and 25 at Commonwealth Campuses — has been selected for fall 2017.

“We want to see every qualified student study abroad,” said Brian Brubaker, director of education abroad in the Office of Global Programs. “This is one step toward making it a reality for students who may not have considered an education abroad experience as a part of their academic journey.”

In order to use this scholarship, a student must complete his or her first year of study (30 credits or more), maintain satisfactory academic progress, and earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average.

A reception, hosted by Global Programs, Educational Equity and OVPCC, will be held during the fall semester. Global Programs also will notify colleges, campuses and the awardees’ academic advisers so they can provide assistance in leveraging the scholarship.

“It is an exciting step in our quest to create the Global Penn State,” said Adewumi.

Last Updated September 11, 2017