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Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

The Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship is a new opportunity offered by the The AASAP/UK that will provide a selected study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom.  By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its purposes to promote and support academic standards.

 

The £1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill their academic and personal ambitions.

  

Qualified students who will participate in a study abroad program in the United Kingdom are eligible to apply.  


The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to

pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its

purposes to promote and support academic standards. The £1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded

to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international

educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the

scholarship has helped to fulfill academic and personal ambitions. 

The first scholarship recipient was Lucia Joseph from Tufts University, who attended University College London for the 2012/2013 academic year. The winning student will be required to attend an AASAP/UK meeting to meet the membership, receive the award, and give a short presentation on the goals and objectives that will be made possible through the financial support. In addition, the scholarship recipient must provide a final written reflection that will be uploaded to the association website.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in full-time education
  • Undergraduate status at a university or college based in the United States
  • Acceptance on a study abroad programme offered by an AASAP/UK FULL OR ASSOCIATE member with a minimum length of one semester/term
  • Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA
  • Willingness to share their experiences abroad with the AASAP/UK community: to produce a reflective piece on the impact of the scholarship, and to attend a meeting and present on the goals and objectives that have been achieved as a result of the financial support.

Important Dates:
12 April 2013 - Application Deadline 
31 May 2013 - Winner Announced


How to Apply:

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application materials to be sent by applicant:

?Scanned Application Form with all fields completed (next page)

?Scanned official transcript showing GPA (3.00 minimum)

?Resume (maximum length ONE page)

?Statement (maximum length TWO pages. See requirements below)

The statement length is limited to a maximum of two typed, double-spaced pages (roughly 500 words). Longer statements will not be presented to screening committees. Use 1” margins all around and Times Roman 12 pt. Font. At the top of the Word Document, in the upper left-hand corner, type your name, institution, semester & dates of study abroad, and name and location of study abroad programme.

The ‘Statement’ should answer all of the following:

I. Complete the statement: Studying abroad in the UK is important to me because...

II. What is your motivation for studying abroad?

III. Explain the objectives you have set for yourself both academically and personally for your time abroad.

IV. How might this scholarship help you achieve these goals?

Application materials to be sent by referees: 

?Two References (refer to the Reference Information Sheet for details)

References must be emailed independently of your application by the deadline. 

You should forward the Reference Information Sheet to each of your referees so that they are aware of the requirements. You are also strongly advised to give them a copy of your resume and statement. 


Submission:

Please submit your complete application via a single email to the following address – scholarship@aasapuk.org.

Referees should submit their letter of reference directly to the address above.


Deadline:

Friday, 12th April 2013, at midnight (GMT). The scholarship winner will be notified by 31st May 2013.

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