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Professional Development and Travel / Education Abroad

Your college education and experiences will be one of the most unique and memorable experiences you will look back on for years.

It won't just be about your favorite professors. Or that special spot that helped you focus for an all-important final.

It'll be the friends you make. It'll be your career exploration. It'll be taking advantage of that time you had to education abroad.

The College of Education and Human Ecology knows these experiences matter just as much as your education. We have unique awards that will help you take advantage of those once-in-a-lifetime educational and professional development opportunities.

Take a look at the professional and travel awards offered through The College of Education and Human Ecology. We have several opportunities you may be eligible for.

Remember. You're only shot at an award is if you apply.

Don't forget to bookmark this page and return regularly. We periodically add new awards throughout the academic year.

Professional Development/Research Awards

The University School Endowment Fund Research Award

The University School Endowment Fund shall be used to fund faculty and student research that preserves and explores the philosophies and history of progressive education embodied by the University School from 1932 to 1968 (University School Philosophy). It is preferred that research includes/cites materials from the University School housed within University Archives.

Any student or faculty member at The Ohio State University can apply for this award.

The selection of candidates will be made by the dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology and the University Archivist.

Awards can range from $500-$3,000 depending on quality of proposal, proposed budget and projected travel expenses (if applicable). If you are awarded funding from the University School Endowment, you will be required to submit short project progress reports to EHE at the end of each semester. In addition, if your research is published or presented it is expected that the University School Endowment will be recognized.

Application deadlines will be as follows:

September 1-December 1, 2016 for those who hope to be awarded in Spring Semester 2017
January 1-April 1, 2017 for those who hope to be awarded for Summer or Fall 2017
May 1-August 1 2017 for those who hope to be awarded during Fall 2017

In addition to personal and some standard information, before beginning the University School Endowment Fund Application please make sure you have the following items available.

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage)
  • OSU email address
  • Current Academic Department/Unit
  • Current status (faculty member, graduate student)
  • Current cumulative OSU GPA (if you are a student)
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae (Should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format)
  • 2-3 page (PDF or Microsoft Word format) research proposal which includes details on your research project, including:
    • How it relates to the philosophies and history of Progressive education as embodied by the University School from 1932 to 1968
    • Your anticipated use (if any) of the University School materials located in the OSU archives
    • A 6-month to 2-year time line which highlights the stages of your research
    • A budget which outlines your projected use of the award money; this can include materials, tuition assistance, GA stipends, travel expenses if you plan to present at a conference, etc. (please be as detailed as possible).
The Jane Shanely Phi Upsilon Omicron Graduate Scholarship Fund

The Jane Shanely Phi Upsilon Omicron Graduate Scholarship Fund is used to support the studies of a graduate student(s) enrolled in the Department of Human Sciences' human development and family science, consumer sciences and human nutrition programs.

To qualify for this award you must be enrolled in a graduate program in one of the academic areas highlighted above, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be a Phi Upsilon Omicron alumnus.

The Jane Shanely Phi Upsilon Omicron Graduate Scholarship Fund can be used to help with expenses such as tuition, research supplies/training, and travel to professional conferences. Award amounts will vary but cannot exceed $5,000.

Application deadlines will be as follows:

September 1-December 1, 2016 if you hope to receive an award during spring semester 2017.
January 1-March 1, 2017 if you hope to receive an award during May term, summer semester 2017, or autumn semester 2017.
May 1-August 1, 2017 if you hope to receive an award during autumn semester 2017.

Before beginning the application, please have the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage).
  • OSU email address.
  • Current EHE academic department/Unit (e.g. human nutrition, consumer sciences or human development and family sciences).
  • Current student status (you must be a graduate student).
  • Current cumulative OSU GPA.
  • Details on your involvement with Phi Upsilon Omicron (e.g., How long have been a member? What activities were you active in? At which college or university were you inducted?).
  • Information about how your projected experience, project or academic program relates to your career ambitions.
  • If you are applying for a travel scholarship, provide details about the conference you plan to attend (name, dates, sponsoring organization).
  • If you are applying for a research scholarship, please provide details on your research project (where are you in the development of the project? Are you working with a faculty member, in a group, or individually? Etc.) and (2) how you will use scholarship money to help assist in the development of your research agenda.
  • If you are applying for a tuition scholarship, as you feel comfortable, please provide details on your need for tuition assistance.
  • A budget which provides detailed information about how the money will be spent.

Travel / Education Abroad Award Opportunities

College of Education and Human Ecology Travel Award

The College of Education and Human Ecology provides international travel awards to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to participate in a university-approved education abroad, internship, service-learning or outreach program, or who plan to conduct research in an international setting as verified by the student's faculty advisor.

Programs sponsored by EHE faculty and staff will receive priority for funding. Documentation or acceptance into the program or your application to the program is required. Please note: These awards are not intended for students traveling to international conferences. Awards of $500-$1,000 will be given based on cost of the program and availability of funds. Awards are distributed to recipient's OSU account.

There will be two funding cycles during 2015-16. They are as follows:

  • If you plan to travel spring semester 2016, or spring break 2015, please apply by November 15, 2015.
  • If you plan to travel May session 2016, summer semester 2016, autumn semester 2016 or the full year 2016-2017, please apply by March 1, 2016.

Before beginning the application, please have the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage).
  • OSU email address (all award notifications will be sent to the OSU email address you provide so make sure it is accurate).
  • Current EHE academic major/program.
  • Current student status (e.g., freshman, sophomore).
  • Current cumulative OSU GPA.
  • Details about the Education Abroad Program that you will participate in (e.g., name of program). What are the dates of your expected trip?
  • Information about how your projected experience relates to your personal and/or professional goals (250-300 words).
  • Details about the anticipated costs of the trip and how you plan to pay for the experience.

In addition to completing this application, you will also need to provide the following:

  • A faculty member recommendation: Please provide a recommendation from a faculty member. If your travel involves research, the faculty member should be the advisor of your research project.
  • Program documentation: Please provide documentation of your acceptance into the program or your application to the program.

Letters and documentation should be emailed to the College of Education and Human Ecology International Programs at eheinternational@osu.edu

The Helen Strow International Programs Fund

This scholarship opportunity is open to students enrolled in the Department of Human Sciences' human development and family science, consumer sciences, kinesiology or human nutrition programs. The Helen Strow International Programs Fund can provide funding support for the following purposes:

  • A three-year scholarship for undergraduate student(s) from countries without an accredited university baccalaureate program
  • Short-term international study tours or courses at universities abroad that will give students (undergraduate or graduate) the chance to expand their knowledge of and experiences with families and communities worldwide (students can only receive this award one time for this purpose).
  • Biannual support for an international student (undergraduate or graduate) to attend a national professional meeting, and/or for a U.S. student (undergraduate or graduate) to attend an international professional meeting (students can only receive this award one time for this purpose).

Applications will be accepted from:

  • September 1-December 1, 2016 for students who plan to travel during spring semester 2017
  • January 1-March 1, 2017 for students who plan to travel during May term, summer semester or autumn semester 2017.

Before beginning the application, please have the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage).
  • Ohio State email address.
  • Current EHE academic department/unit.
  • Current student status (e.g. freshman, sophomore).
  • Current cumulative OSU GPA
  • Details about the Education Abroad Program, International Service Project, or Conference that you will participate in (Where will you be going? What will you be doing? Will you be alone or in a group? Will you be taking courses?).
  • Dates of your expected trip.
  • Details about the personal goals you hope to accomplish during your experience.
  • Information about how your projected experience relates to your career ambitions.
  • Details about the anticipated costs of the trip and how you plan to pay for the experience.
The Mac A. Stewart Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

The Mac A. Stewart Endowed Scholarship Fund provides several education abroad awards annually. The fund supports students participating in international education or international service projects with preference given to students who wish to travel to Africa.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • September 1-December 1, 2017 for students who plan to travel during spring semester 2018.

Before beginning the application, please have the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage).
  • Ohio State email address.
  • Current EHE academic department/unit.
  • Current student status (e.g., freshman, sophomore).
  • Details about the Education Abroad Program, International Service Project, or Conference that you will participate in (Where will you be going? What will you be doing? Will you be alone or in a group? Will you be taking courses?).
  • Dates of your expected trip.
  • Details about the personal goals you hope to accomplish during your experience.
  • Information about how your projected experience relates to your career ambitions.
  • Details about the anticipated costs of the trip and how you plan to pay for the experience.