2018 Scholarship Opportunity for Citizens of OAS Member States to pursue undergraduate programs in the United States

Fecha Limite para Aplicar: 
April 30, 2018 for classes ,October 3, 2018 for classes beginning January 2019
Inicia: 
April 30, 2018 for classes ,October 3, 2018 for classes beginning January 2019
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Curso
Idioma: 
Inglés

Gather Supporting Documents and Apply online
 To apply for an OAS – JSU scholarship, applicants must fill out the OAS online scholarship application form
and attach ALL required supporting documentation. The list of required documentation can be found through
the link below.
 ALL the required documents must be combined into one (1) single PDF file (no larger than 5MB). If
the file is larger than 5MB, you will be unable to summit the online form. The application system does
not allow for more than one document to be uploaded. Do not include any additional documents besides
those indicate.

To apply for an OAS – JSU scholarship, the applicant must fill out the OAS online application form and attach the following required supporting documentation:

1. ID – scan or photo of passport page that contains the applicant’s full name, date of birth, and country of citizenship.

2. Admission letter – unconditional admission letter from Jackson State University.

In addition to the unconditional admission letter from the Jackson State University, current students from OAS member states at the University should include a signed note from their academic advisors which indicate their academic status at the University.
3. Transcript or record of grades – copy of High School transcript or Associate’s degree transcript or transcript from current institution. Transcripts must be translated by a sworn translator if
English is not the original language of the transcript.

4. Certificate or Diploma – copy of high school certificate or Associate’s degree diploma or letter of enrollment from current institution

5. Two (2) Recommendation Letters – one of the recommendation letters should be provided by a university professor and the other should be provided by current or most recent employer
that includes: the letterhead of the University/Institution, the Professor’s/Employer’s position within the University/Institution, date and signature.

· Applicants with no work experience may substitute the recommendation letter from the employer with a recommendation letter from a second professor.

6. Essays – applicants are required to write and include two (2) essays as part of the OAS-JSU online scholarship application form and must be written in English. Both essays should be no
longer than 2 pages.

Essay No. 1: Describe how acquiring this academic degree will directly impact and enhance your professional skills in your current job position or future career.
Essay No. 2: Explain how you intend to apply the acquired knowledge and experience in the specific field of study that you will pursue to the development of your country or
region.
7. Curriculum vitae – in English and no specific format is required. Do not include copies of diplomas, certificates or awards; only include text.

8. Proof of English Proficiency, if applicable – students whose native language is not English will be required to submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

A copy of an official transcript verifying completion of studies in an English speaking university or college in the last five years;
A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 570 or higher for the paper based test, 230 for computer-based test, or an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of at least 79;
IELTS 6.5, or the equivalent.
9. Proof of Additional Funds – proof that you have sufficient funds to cover remaining tuition and fees and other costs not covered by the scholarship
by including one, or a combination, of the following documents with your scholarship application:

a copy of a rental agreement on property showing you as the property owner;
a copy of a bank statement or bank letter;
a letter from an employer showing a monthly or yearly salary to be received based on study leave with pay;
a letter showing a student loan or additional scholarship(s), grants, financial aid.
Applicants can also apply for the Rowe Fund which is an educational loan program of the OAS that helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean to finance their studies in accredited universities across the United States.

ELIGIBILITY
To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, an applicant must:
 Provide an unconditional admission letter to Jackson State University
o This scholarship opportunity is open to current students from OAS Member States at the
University.
 Submit a complete scholarship application with all required supporting documents
 Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except the United States.
o Applicants from Argentina must fill out a required form through the following link;
http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/PAEC/2018/NOTA-SOLICITUD-DGCIN-2017.doc and send
it to the National Liaison Office (ONE) in Argentina.
The following applicants are ineligible:
⊗ Current OAS scholarship holders
⊗ GS/OAS staff and their immediate relatives or GS/OAS consultants
⊗ OAS Permanent officials and their immediate relatives.
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION CRITERIA
 The merits and overall credentials of the candidate, including his/her academic and professional background;
 Geographical distribution of the applicants, taking into account the greater needs of the smaller and relatively
less developed economies;
 Applicants whose essays portray the highest potential for impact upon return to their countries of origin; and
 Gender diversity.

Como presentar su documentación en La Oficina Presidencial de Becas:
1. Presentar toda la documentación requerida por La OEA en forma física
2. Presentar toda la documentación de manera digital en un CD escaneado en formato PDF, documento por documento

2018 Scholarship Opportunity for Citizens of OAS Member States to pursue undergraduate programs in the United States

Beneficios: 

Scholarship benefits are subject to the academic performance of the scholarship recipient and based on the
availability of funds. In order to receive these benefits, the scholarship recipient should not be reported with an
unsatisfactory academic performance due to absences or failing courses.
 The scholarship benefit to be provided by the OAS will only be applied to the first year of the scholarship period at
Jackson State University. The remaining tuition and fees to be paid to the University will be higher in year two and
beyond of the scholarship period / Program of study.

Descripción de la beca: 

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ONG Patrocinadora: 

OEA

Contacto: 

Questions about this scholarship opportunity should be sent to with the subject
“OAS- Jackson State University Scholarship Program”
E-mail shcolarships@oas.org

Más Información: 

EXPENSES NOT COVERED BY THIS SCHOLARSHIP
Expenses not covered by the scholarship, and which are the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipients, are:
FINANCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY
OF SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS
 Remaining tuition and/or school fees
 Immigration fees;
 Research expenses;
 Study materials;
 Living expenses;
 Round trip airfare; and
 Any additional fees not included in the OAS-JSU Scholarship
offer
 The tuition discount from the University shall be spread across the Fall 2018 and Spring 2018 semesters only
and is based on the 2017/2018 year, which is expected to increase each year as tuition increases.
 The scholarship recipients will be responsible for payment of the remaining tuition fees and any other costs as
needed to JSU.
 Applicants can also apply for the Rowe Fund which is an educational loan program of the OAS that helps
citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean to finance their studies in accredited universities across the
United States

http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/PAEC/2018/2018-OAS-JSU-ScholarshipAnn...

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2018 Scholarship Opportunity for Citizens of OAS Member States to pursue undergraduate programs in the United States
País: 
USA
Beca Abierta: 
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Fecha de Postulación: 
08 de marzo de 2018
Fecha de Inicio: 
Año 2018
Punto Focal: 
En línea /OPB Oficina Presidencial de Becas