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International Student Scholarships

Shuhaibar Scholarship

[Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016]

The Yousef K. Shuhaibar Scholarship for International Students was established in 1994 to provide further assistance for international students at Ohio Northern University.  This scholarship will be awarded to international students who demonstrate excelling attributes in both academics and extracurricular involvement. This is a self-nominated scholarship. To apply for the Shuhaibar Scholarship, one must complete the information below and attach all necessary documents.

Who may receive this scholarship?

  • Full-time degree-seeking international students at ONU
  • Students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Student is recognized by the college/university for service/leadership/activities
  • Students on a government scholarship may not receive extra financial help; however, you may still receive a honorable mention (a great boost for resumes)

How much is the scholarship?

The Shuhaibar Scholarship is approximately $5,000. This amount is divided between the recipients. It typically amounts to between $1,000 and $2,000 per winner.

To apply

  1. Fill out the Shuhaibar Nomination Form, which is at the bottom of this page.
  2. Have a current resume. For assistance with your resume, please visit Polar Careers, located on the second floor of McIntosh Center.
  3. Obtain two letters of recommendation from ONU professors or staff members.
  4. A personal statement addressing why you should be considered for this scholarship
  • Mention all activities/groups you are involved in at ONU
  • Make a statement about how you have taken on leadership roles within groups or in certain situations during your studies at ONU
  • Include any additional information about campus involvement or academic success that would be helpful to the scholarship committee

When and where should I turn in this information?

You must turn in all of the required documents to your college dean no later than Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

If you have any questions about this scholarship or about the application process, please feel free to contact International Services at internationalservices@onu.edu


Bruce Burton Involvement Award 

[Application Due: March 8, 2016]

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The Dr. Bruce Burton International Student Involvement Award was established in 2011 to show how degree-seeking international students are becoming involved on campus. The award will not be defined by quantity of involvement but by quality, impact and consistency. This may include venturing into a group not previously attended by international students, by starting a new group or organization, or by developing a role in the group by taking on progressively greater responsibility.

Annually, nominees for this award can be made by faculty, staff or by the student him/herself. One recipient from each college will be recognized for their involvement. One student who most exemplifies and embodies the spirit of campus involvement will be selected from the four finalists to receive the $500 cash award. 

WHO MAY RECEIVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

This award is open to degree-seeking international students only.

How much is the scholarship?

$500 cash award is awarded to one student.

To Apply: 

  1. Fill out the Bruce Burton Involvement Award nomination form found at the bottom of this page.
  2. Write a letter describing all the activities and leadership rolls you have participated in on campus
    • Include any additional information about your campus involvement or academic success
    • Describe the impact you believe your leadership and participation in campus organizations has had on other students and/or the ONU community

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I TURN in THIS INFORMATION?

Turn in both components to International Admissions in Weber Hall by March 8, 2016. You may also email Jennifer Briggs at j-briggs@onu.edu

If you have any questions about this scholarship or about the application process, please feel free to contact International Services at internationalservices@onu.edu


The Ohio Northern University International Student Course Resource Fund

[Application Due: March 8, 2016]

The Ohio Northern University International Student Course Resource Fund was established in 2014 to help provide financial assistance to international students for the purchase of textbooks and other course resource materials through the ONU Bookstore.

Who may receive this scholarship?

  • Full-time degree-seeking international students.  
  • One scholarship is given to a current degree-seeking student.
  • One scholarship is given to an incoming degree-seeking student.

How much is the scholarship?

a $500 credit will be given at the ONU bookstore to use for books or other educational needs (excluding clothes and ONU merchandise) or the student may provide receipts to Jennifer Briggs for reimbursement of books or other educational needs that total $500.

To Apply:

  1. Submit the nomination form found at the bottom of this page.
  2. Submit an essay based on a topic selected by the director of International Admissions. This essay must be 500 words or less.

2016 Topic: The importance of being a Global Citizen

Discuss and define the importance of being a global citizen in an essay of 500 words or less.

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I TURN IN THIS INFORMATION?

Turn in both components to International Admissions in Weber Hall by March 8, 2016. You may also email Jennifer Briggs at j-briggs@onu.edu

If you have any questions about this scholarship or about the application process, please feel free to contact International Services at internationalservices@onu.edu


Karen Condeni Ambassador Award

[Application Due: March 18, 2015]

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The Karen Condeni Ambassador Award was established in recognition of Karen’s commitment to excellence and international diversity at Ohio Northern University during her more than 38 years at ONU.

The annual Ambassador Award of $500 will go to the currently enrolled ONU student who represents the ONU commitment to diversity by demonstrating a documented action of positive outreach toward enrolled ONU international students. Since most international students at ONU come into a new and different culture and environment, such support tangibly indicates they are welcome and they are valued. At ONU, diversity is not only embraced but also celebrated.

Examples of such outreach could include hosting international students during breaks, helping with travel considerations, tutoring, study and class support, introducing international students to campus activities, assisting internationals with transitional needs, facilitating group interactions that foster friendships and support, or programming of cultural exchange sessions for other students. This award provides an opportunity to recognize the individual who led an initiative that stands out as educational, creative and of high impact.  

This award is open to both international and domestic students.

Who may receive this scholarship?

  •  Must be a full-time degree-seeking student at ONU in good standing.
  •  Demonstrate a documented initiative, action, project or program that fosters a cultural bridge of goodwill, growth and development.

HOW MUCH IS THE SCHOLARSHIP?

$500 dollars.

TO APPLY:

  1. Nominations can be made by students, faculty and staff, including self-nominations.
  2. Please include the following regarding the nominated individual:
  • Name
  • Major
  • Year
  • Email
  • A statement describing your outreach to ONU international students that indicates your impact on creating a welcoming and valued environment on campus.

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I TURN IN THIS INFORMATION?

Nominations should be made to Lynda Nyce by e-mail (l-nyce@onu.edu) or campus mail to Academic Affairs and must be received by March 25, 2015

If you have any questions about this scholarship or about the application process, please feel free to contact International Services at internationalservices@onu.edu


Award-winners will be selected by the International Affairs Committee and presented to the student at the scholars program during the week of April 18, 2016.