Apply for the Fully Funded U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020. The deadline for the application is 2nd February 2021.
The U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are directly relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. It will also enable the recipients to obtain a broader understanding of the United States.
Scholarship recipients will receive the following:
- Tuition and fees payable to the University of Hawai‘i.
- Also, housing in a student residence hall.
- Monthly allowance for food, clothing, and incidental expenses.
- Health insurance in accordance with Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) regulations.
- Also, an initial settling-in allowance.
- An annual book allowance.
- Furthermore, initial and terminal transportation to all official activity sites.
- Additionally, mentoring program with the possible opportunity of arranging a follow-on summer internship
Eligibilities for Fully Funded U.S. Scholarship Program
- Bachelor’s Scholarship: Applicants must have completed secondary school by the deadline for submitting a university application for admission to their undergraduate program. In some countries this means having completed “Form 6.” In other countries, this may mean having completed “Grade 12.” Individuals who have completed some undergraduate level courses but have not obtained the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree are also eligible and strongly encouraged to apply.
- Master’s Scholarship: Applicants must have completed at least a three-year baccalaureate program. Those with a three-year Bachelor’s degree may apply for a bridging program of up to one year, which upon completion allows for application to a master’s degree program.
- Master’s programs may not require a bridging component, depending on prior study and academic performance during the first year. The USSP program does not generally permit direct application and admission to a graduate degree program. Those who possess both a bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate diploma or honors degree, or will have earned a post-graduate diploma or honors degree before the scholarship’s August start date, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligible Regions: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Visit the official page for more information about the fellowship. Also, check out oyaop.com and oyaschool.com for more opportunities.