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Ceny Walker Undergraduate Scholarship

Completed applications can be submitted via email to or a hard copy can be handed to the receptionist at the front desk during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.

Ceny Walker Undergraduate Fellowship - Apply Link will be available in Fall 2017

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Purpose: To support participation in summer or semester-long advanced language study programs or for students conducting structured term long research abroad (e.g. the Magellan Program, etc.).

Eligibility: Exceptionally well-qualified undergraduate students with well-formed programs for overseas study and research.

Deadline: Due in February 2018, advertisement will display in Fall 2017

Scholarship Information: Scholarship amounts up to $2,500 during the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships will only be deposited in the student's USC Bursar account. Awardees will not receive a check directly from the Institute, nor will a USC Travel Authorization be established. Scholarships will be routed from the Institute to the office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and then processed with the Bursar's Office. As long as you have a zero balance, the full amount of the award will be mailed to your home address or direct deposit if you are enrolled in direct deposit via Students must be enrolled to access the awarded funds. If you are not enrolled, funds will not be available until you enroll.

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The scholarships can support such activities as advanced language study, research using local language source materials, and other international research pursuits. Short-term research scholarships and travel, May-mester courses, and conference participation cannot be supported by this scholarship. Although students may apply for multiple awards, each student will only receive one award. Please be aware that in accordance with ACAF 2.09, you will need to register your international travel in the Student International Travel Registry maintained by the Study Abroad Office before your expected departure date. In addition, you will be required to obtain international emergency travel insurance from the University’s authorized vendor. For projects that require IRB approval, funds will not be released until approval has been granted. Samples of previously funded applications are available for review at The Walker Institute office in Gambrell Hall, suite 251. All awardees will be asked to submit photos and a brief report on their activities following their return to campus.