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International Student Scholarships


Shuhaibar Scholarship

[Deadline: March 2, 2018]

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, March 2, 2018.

 

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 16, 2018]

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 16, 2018. 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 21, 2018]

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.  
  • Two scholarships are given to current degree-seeking students.

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.

2018 Topic: The 50th Anniversary of the visit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to ONU

ONU celebrates the 50th anniversary of MLK's historic visit.  Listen to his speech and describe the part that resonates with you the most and why.

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I TURN IN THIS INFORMATION?

Turn in both components to International Admissions in Weber Hall by March 21, 2018. 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


Award-winners will be selected by the International Affairs Committee and presented to the student at the Multicultural Honors program on April 10, 2018 at 4pm in the Activities Room.