The International Student Scholarship is available only to non-immigrant students at UNK.
International students need to be enrolled one academic year before they are eligible for an International Student Scholarship (2 semesters, 12/9 hours each = minimum ERHS 24/18 hours).
International students must make application to the ISS office to be considered for a scholarship.
Applicants need to be enrolled full-time (undergraduates 12 hours, graduates 9 hours) and need to have a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Additional consideration is given for involvement in campus and community activities. After the above conditions are met, the grade level of the applicant is taken into consideration.
Exceptions to the above conditions are made through an appeal process to the International Student Scholarship Committee. A standard exception requested by the ISS office is that seniors be allowed to receive their scholarship if they are under enrolled because they are nearing the end of their program.
The application must be completed between February 1 and February 28. Scholarships will be awarded on a conditional basis before the end of the semester. GPAs will be reviewed after semester grades are posted.
International Student Scholarships are awarded for an academic year (half of the amount per semester) unless specified at the time of allocation.
The following is the general guideline for dollar amounts:
- First year students (24 ERHS), $500-$750
- Second year students (48 ERHS), $1,000-$1,500
- Third year students (72 ERHS), $1,500-$2,000
- Fourth year students (96 ERHS), $2,000-$3,000
- Graduate students, $500-$2,000
As a general guideline (in 2009) the International Student Scholarship Committee followed a basic guideline to divide the ranges above by GPA. A GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 receives the maximum amount for the category and a GPA of 2.8 to 3.49 receives the minimum for the category.
The above amounts can be increased if students serve as board members for current International Student Associations or as International Student Representative to Student Senate; or if they volunteer on a regular and weekly basis in the ISS or OIE office. A starting point for increasing the amounts for this type of participation is $500 a year.