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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2017

1. SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

International Education Scholarship (IES)

This scholarship is available to new international undergraduate students who meet a specific set of requirements at the point of admission. Successful candidates who are awarded this scholarship, will have a discount equal to 40% of their tuition.

To Qualify: In order to obtain this scholarship a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Have elevated academic achievement;
  • Complete the scholarship application form (find form below);
  • Submit a one page resume/cv of their accomplishments
  • Complete the remaining admission requirements by the time of submission.

Deadline: Rolling. This scholarship is awarded on a selective, need and/or qualified basis to international undergraduate students that meet the selection conditions above.

Obligations: In order to keep this scholarship, you must be enrolled full-time in academic courses (minimum 12 hours) each semester and maintain good academic standing. This scholarship is for the UNDERGRADUATE enrollment ONLY. Students accepting this scholarship should make themselves available to assist the International Office during various activities and projects, such as a cultural presentation of your home country.

Duration: The IES is awarded for one (1) academic year (two semesters).

What does this mean in real $$$: Tuition deduction of approximately $6,067 (based on 24 credit hours in the first academic year) or about $7,584 (based on 30 credit hours in the first academic year). Approximate total cost per academic year after discount would be approximately $20,000.

NOTE: upgrade to Honor Scholarship after first year, see below.

International Honor’s Scholarship

This scholarship is guaranteed to international undergraduate students who excel during their studies at Troy University and who are not currently receiving any other scholarship award.

To Qualify: Have completed at least 30 semester credit hours at the Troy campus and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Duration: After earning the Honor’s Scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

What does this mean in real $$$: Tuition deduction per year based on 24 credit hours would be about $7,584 or $9,480 when taking 30 credit hours. Approximate total cost per academic year after discount would be approximately $17-19,000.

There is no application or deadline for the Honor's Scholarship.

International Elite Scholarships

Troy University offers a number of highly competitive Elite scholarships to international students with exceptionally high academic achievements. These scholarships are only available to first year undergraduate (freshman) students entering Troy University with the intent to obtain at least a four year bachelor’s degree. Students must fulfill all regular undergraduate requirements as well as Elite requirements listed below:

The Millennium Scholar's Award (full-ride scholarship: tuition, room and board):

Requirements strong high school Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to an American 3.7 GPA (4.0 scale). In addition, minimum test score requirements:

ACT (composite score): 32 or
SAT (New SAT): 1470* (Reading/Writing and Math) or
SAT (Old SAT):    1420* (Critical Reading and Math)

PLEASE SEE FULL REQUIREMENTS BELOW…

The scholarships may be renewed every year (for a maximum of four years) that the student attends Troy University and completes the following requirements: Students must maintain full-time status and cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3.

* Calculation of SAT score: Current “NEW” SAT test format consist of two separate section scores – evidence based reading and writing score and the math score. Each score is pulled from a point range of 200-800. Troy University will calculate the combined result of your two section scores. The requirements must therefore be reached from maximum obtainable score of 1600 points, where a minimum of 550 points must be obtained from part 1 (critical reading). If you have taken the test multiple times, you may use the best result from either, to “stack” the highest result.

OLD SAT test format will be accepted until spring 2018.

While Troy University will accept student’s scanned score card for admission, official institutional report must be submitted prior to enrollment for the Awards to take effect. Troy University’s institutional code for ACT is 0048 and the SAT / ETS is 1738.

Financial Obligations: Students awarded the scholarships must be prepared and able to document the ability to sustain the remaining cost associated with studying at Troy University. For The Millennium Scholar's Award, the remaining I-20 amount is about $4,000 per year. Personal expenditures is not included in calculation

FULL Application procedures: If you qualify for the Elite scholarships, you will need to submit the following documents to the International Programs Office in addition to completing the general admission guidelines:

  • Complete the scholarship application form (find form below), and;
  • Official SAT/ACT scores or scan with your login details, and;
  • Submit your resume/cv, and;
  • Submit a one-page essay topics:
    • About your motivation/passion to become an Elite scholar?
    • About the most exciting or exceptional accomplishment/event in your life?
    • What you hope to achieve after graduating from Troy University?
    • Or a combination of the above

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  E-mail scholarship application to: intlrecruit@troy.edu or intladm@troy.edu

Early Deadline: All supporting documents must be with the University by April 1st for fall semester considerations and October 1st for spring semester for consideration.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP NOTE: Students enrolled in ESL are not eligible for the Elite Scholarships. None of the scholarships are stacked. For example, the International Education Scholarship is not awarded on top of the Honors Student Scholarship and the Honors Student Scholarship is not awarded on top of the Elite Awards.

Foundation Scholarship applications are available online every March 1st with the deadline of March 31st. The next open session of applications will be for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Website information will be available in the Admissions Dept. the last week of February, 2017.

Departmental Scholarships are awarded within the department of your major.  Examples:  Art majors would see the Art Department Secretary, Music majors would see the Music Department Secretary, Nursing majors would see the Nursing Department Secretary, etc.

2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: ON-CAMPUS WORK & ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are available throughout various departments. The assistantship provides a scholarship for 6 credit hours per semester and waives the out-of-state tuition. A stipend for $7,500 per year is granted. Students should review Troy University’s Human Resources web-site for GA listings and/or contact various departments of interest for details. Note that GA’s are competitive and is very often difficult to achieve prior to enrollment.

For more information, go to the Graduate School web-site for updates and Human Resource for GA postings.

On-campus Jobs

International students are permitted to work on-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, depending on job availability, their skills and English proficiency. Requirements for on-campus work positions: good academic standing (min 2.5 GPA) and full-time student status. Please note that on-campus jobs are limited in availability and very competitive.

***Students are allowed to have only one on-campus job at a time.

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