OTS is committed to providing opportunities to all eligible students interested in participating in our programs. We make every effort possible to ensure that financial obstacles are not the primary reason a qualified student cannot participate in one of our programs. We make scholarship applications available to students upon acceptance into an OTS program. We have a limited amount of scholarship funds available so, the earlier you apply, the better your chances of receiving an award. If you have questions, please contact the Enrollment Management team at email@example.com.
External Scholarships and Opportunities
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and undergraduate students, who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university, in order to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. They award grants of up to $5,000 for traditionally underrepresented students in education abroad as well as students in the sciences, and nontraditional study abroad locations.
Fund for Education Abroad: The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000. The student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the United States, the study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution, and the program must be at least 4 weeks in country. FEA encourages first generation, minority, and community college students to apply.
Additional Funding Sources:
OTS offers a variety of partial need-based scholarships to enable graduate students to participate in our graduate courses. Interested students should apply to the OTS graduate course of their choosing and include an additional statement indicating resources available and details of financial need. We will provide you information on what funds may be available, with priority given to students from member institutions.
Applicants need not specify a particular fund among the following named funds established through the generosity of our donors.
OTS offers graduate research fellowships for work primarily in its Costa Rica field stations. (The Bossuyt and Hovore-Horn Fellowships are exceptions explained below). OTS fellowships are open to graduate students enrolled in degree programs at OTS member institutions and to OTS graduate course alumni. Deadlines for proposal reception are March 1st and October 1st.
Questions can be directed to Guiselle Castro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
General Information for Fellowship Applications:
Submit the following items, typed in 12-point font. Items 2-9 should be no more than seven pages for research fellowship awards and no more than four pages for pilot awards. All pages must be numbered. Items 1-11 must be submitted by email to email@example.com. Letter of endorsement from thesis advisor should be sent directly by your recommender by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals that are incomplete or do not comply with guidelines will not be processed.
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Graduate Endowed Fellowships
When you apply for a fellowship, it is not necessary to indicate for which fellowship you are applying, with two exceptions (Hovore-Horn and Francis J. Bossuyt).
An endowment is a donation made for the perpetual benefit of OTS. The principal remains intact and money earned from investing the principal is used for a specific purpose as designated by the donor. The Board of Directors determines an amount of accumulated earnings to be spent each year, with the remaining interest and principal invested for future growth. The OTS fellowship program, education program, and the field stations provide opportunities for supporting an existing endowment or establishing a new named endowment. Please contact Jim Boyle, our Vice President of Philanthropy (email@example.com) if you are interested in learning more.