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Studying abroad is a rewarding investment in your future. Like any other type of investment, it requires planning, careful management, creativity, perseverance, and commitment, so start early! The rewards of your effort will last a lifetime!!
For information on scholarship and financial aid opportunities as well as payment details, download the How to Pay for Study Abroad handout.
Financial aid can be used to help cover the cost of participating in a study abroad program. The MCC Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students with all facets of the financial aid process, including scholarships and grants. The amount of financial aid available for study abroad programs varies. For all study abroad financial aid, you must be seeking an eligible degree with Mesa Community College.
To determine financial aid eligibility, visit: www.mesacc.edu/financial-aid/apply for information on completing the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid for summer is limited, so students should apply as soon as possible. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in courses required for their degree program and must be making Satisfactory Academic Process. Exception: in some cases, students who are enrolled less than half time and who are Pell eligible may receive any unused Pell grant funds from fall/spring for required courses.
If you missed the workshops, you can view the presentation by clicking on the link below.
Students already accepted into a study abroad program can apply online for MCC Study Abroad Merit-based or Need-based Scholarships as well as a Marciopa Grant Scholarship HERE using their student MEID.
Review MCC Study Abroad Scholarship and Maricopa Grant information here.
Scholarship Deadline: March 2, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Awards will be announced via email in mid-March, 2014.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Deadline is March 4, 2014 with awards announced in May. Keep in mind that MCC study abroad program fees are due March 21, 2014.
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Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between May 2014 and May 2015. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2014-2015 academic year or summer 2014. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.
The Go Overseas Study Abroad scholarship is applicable for study abroad programs in spring and summer of 2014. The deadline is November 28th, 2013.
The Honors Department has a scholarship opportunity for MCC Honor students who may be participating in one of the study abroad programs. The applications are due by February 28, 2014 to the Honors Office. For more information, please visit the MCC Honors Dept. website or call 480.461.7079.
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AmeriCorps is a national service program initiated by President Clinton, often referred to as the "domestic Peace Corps." AmeriCorps provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with education awards in exchange for their service to local communities. The MCC AmeriCorps Program recruits students and eligible community members to earn federal AmeriCorps education awards. In exchange for volunteer service in the community, you can use your award to pay for study abroad tuition and books. For more information, please call the Center for Community & Civic Engagement located in the basement of the Kirk Center at 480-461-7818.
A New Leaf's Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion program is a community partnership that seeks to minimize or remove the financial barrier for obtaining a college education. The focus of the program is to improve access to a college education for low to moderate income individuals and to enhance the financial literacy of participants in the program. Earned income that is deposited into a special savings account with an approved financial institution is tripled to pay for tuition, books, fees, and course materials required at MCC.
Fast Tracking the Dream Individual Development Accounts (IDA) can cover study abroad expenses for tuition, registration/course fees, books, cultural excursions, and some misc. program expenses. Neither local or international transportation or room & board are covered expenses. Participants must participate in A New Leaf's IDA program a minimum of 6 months in order to receive the 3:1 match. Therefore, students need to apply and be enrolled in the program by October 31 of the year prior to the the study abroad program taking place in order to meet requirements.
For more information, please contact the MCC A New Leaf IDA Campus Liaison located in the Service-Learning Department in the basement of the Kirk Center at 480-461-7958.
Give the gift of education! MCC gift certificates may be purchased at Cashier Services at the Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain campuses. They have no expiration date and make great gifts for study abroad participants!
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Veterans can use their VA educational benefits to help cover tuition costs for a study abroad program. Contact Veteran Services at 480-461-7426 for information.
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