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Honors International Scholars Program – Information Session

October 19, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

0058 Sanford Hall

Pizza and drinks served – no registration required.


Come out to an information session to learn about the Honors International Scholars Program! Past recipients will speak about their experiences abroad and share advice for putting together a competitive application.

The Honors International Scholars Program (HISP) supports Honors students engaging in overseas opportunities by providing 80-100 scholarships per year, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.

Students may use HISP funding to participate in a wide range of experiences abroad, including traditional university-sponsored study abroad programs, university-to-university exchanges, language institutes, internships, and research and public service projects. HISP awards are merit-based, taking into account GPA (minimum 3.5), quality of essays, and fit of the program to the student’s academic and professional goals. The amount of each award depends upon program costs, financial need, and funds available.


Eligibility and factors to consider:

Awards are typically given to students in their second or third year, but because of COVID, applicants in their fourth year also will be considered if their proposed travel occurs before graduation. First years are not eligible for the award. Year is determined by enrollment (number of semesters in college), rather than credit hours.

Honors has more funding for some world regions than others. Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are particularly competitive, since Honors has more funding for other world regions.

If you receive UGA’s Experiential Learning Scholarship to fund the same trip, your award amount may be reduced. A student can only receive HISP funding one time.

Applicants can only submit one application per competition, for one proposed program (should your program plans change once you receive the grant – because it is canceled, etc. – we try to be flexible).

For 2024, there will be two HISP application cycles. The first application for 2024 is now available on the Honors website at: https://honors.uga.edu/scholarships/internal-scholarships/honors-international-scholars-program/.

This first application is the only opportunity to apply for funding for travel during spring 2024, and is the first priority deadline for travel during Maymester and summer 2024. The application deadline for this first application is Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 12pm. Decisions for the first application will be issued by mid-December 2023.

A second application for 2024 will be available in December 2023 and due mid-January 2024. This will be another opportunity to apply for funding for Maymester and summer 2024, as well as fall 2024. Decisions for this second application will go out in mid-to-late February 2024.

To learn more about opportunities abroad, please remember to explore all that UGA’s Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has to offer: https://globalengagement.uga.edu/global-education.

Direct questions to Maria de Rocher, Assistant Dean of Honors: derocher@uga.edu.


October 19, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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