Thursday, October 19, 2017

Undergraduate Scholarships for Citizens of OAS Member States, USA 2018

Deadline: 01/11/2017 Degree: Bachelor Scholarship Description: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS... thumbnail 1 summary
Deadline: 01/11/2017

Degree: Bachelor

Scholarship Description: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), and Jackson State University (JSU), are offering thirty-four (34) partial scholarships
to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in its undergraduate programs.

Eligibility: A. Provide an unconditional admission letter to Jackson State University
B. This scholarship opportunity is open to current students from OAS member states at the University and new applicants who wish to begin in spring (January) 2018 at Jackson State University. Submit a complete scholarship application with all required supporting documents
C. Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except the United States

Benefits: The University shall charge in-state tuition fee per year for the
duration of the program of study.
The OAS shall provide a one-time tuition allowance of USD
$4,000 during the first year of studies at the University to the
top 10 students

Application: 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. 2 Recommendation Letters – one of the recommendation letters should be provided by a university professor and
the other should be provided by a 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.
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 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 89;
 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;
 a letter showing a student loan or additional scholarship(s), grants, financial aid.


Scholarship Website: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/PAEC/2017/2017-OAS-JSU-Scholarship-Announcement.pdf