US South Pacific 2024 Scholarship Program [Fully Funded]
The U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), approved by the U.S. Congress and financed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive scholarship initiative. It is based on merit and offers chances for pursuing master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Hawai‘i in disciplines closely aligned with the developmental requirements of Pacific island nations for the 2024 session.
The scholarship initiative incorporates a mentoring aspect, potentially followed by a summer internship. It also provides convenient avenues for involvement in host family experiences and volunteer service programs. Eligibility for the program extends to candidates from specified countries who satisfy particular selection criteria.
The U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP) is a competitive initiative sanctioned by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. This merit-based program offers opportunities for pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Hawai‘i, focusing on fields directly pertinent to the developmental needs of Pacific island countries. Beyond academic pursuits, the USSP enriches the experience by incorporating mentoring, potential summer internships, and accessible avenues for engagement in host family and volunteer service programs. Eligible candidates from specified countries can apply online, adhering to detailed application instructions and guidelines provided by the program.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): U.S. Department of State,
Scholarships to be taken at: East West Center, USA
Scholarship Type: Tuition award
Scholarship Worth: Full tuition fee cover
Number of Awards: Not Stated
Nationality: Pacific island countries
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the US South Pacific Scholarship:
- 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.
- Eligible Courses: Priority areas of study include agriculture, business, communication/journalism, education, environmental studies, gender studies, NGO management, political science, public administration, public health, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and other related fields.
- Eligible Countries: Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible for the program – Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Application Procedures for the US South Pacific Scholarship (How to Apply):
To apply for this scholarship, all submissions must be made online, including the uploading of required application documents.
- Guidelines for a satisfactory online application (download document)
- Instructions for the application process (download document)
- Notification of the competition (download document)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
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