One of the main goals of Education Abroad at the Center for International Education is to encourage and assist every NAU student to gain academic credits abroad. The mission of the GO Scholarship is to financially assist NAU students to do so. This scholarship is partially funded by the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), USAC Block Grants, and other funds contributed to and by the Center for International Education.
Vary from $250-$1,000
• Open to all students participating in an education abroad program approved by CIE
• Spring & Winter:October 15 (Applicants notified by Nov.1)
• Spring Break: January 15 (Applicants notified by Feb.1)
• Summer:March 15 (Applicants notified by Apr.1)
• Academic Year and Fall:April 1 (Applicants notified by Apr.15)
Required Service Project
All GO Scholarship recipients must complete a service project. To complete this requirement students choose to complete a local sustainability internship through the Center for International Education or promote education abroad to the NAU campus. For more information, please read the GO Scholarship Project Instructions.pdf
Service projects need to be completed 6 months after you return
Please note that failure to complete the project may result in your scholarship being retracted from your student account (meaning you will end up with a past due balance on your LOUIE in the amount of your scholarship)
Statement of Purpose Essays:
Compose essay in paragraph format (not as numbered responses).
Compose essay in a word processing program and then copy/paste into the text boxes provided. This will allow you to save your essays and ensure that your information is not lost due to a session timeout.
Do not format (i.e. bold, underline, italics) your essay in the word processing program because your formatting will not be retained upon transferring. We have provided limited formatting to reconstruct your essay once you have pasted it into the text boxes.
Carefully review your essay and ask other people (NAU Writing Center and people that know you) to proofread your essay for spelling, grammar, and content prior to submission.
All applications will be reviewed by the GO Scholarship committee, which includes NAU study abroad advisors and a representative from ASNAU. The committee will review applications based on demonstrated financial need and overall effort in the essay and application.
Scholarship awards will be applied to the student's NAU account. If you are awarded a GO Scholarship but do not end up going abroad, the scholarship will be withdrawn or, if early enough, not dispersed to you.