APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2013 GRANT
Applicants must be:
- Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at the College Station Campus of Texas A&M University.
- Enrolled full time during the semester the application is submitted.
- Considered in good standing with their academic college and the University.
- Available for finalist interviews on March 2, 2013, on the College Station Campus.
Enrollment status and academic standing will be verified by the University.
In addition, the recipient of the Globetrotter Grant must agree to prepare a report of the trip that will be posted on this website as a guide and inspiration to future applicants. The report is due one month after the recipient’s return to the United States or by November 15, 2013, whichever occurs first. Pictures would be nice, too, but aren’t required.
See also “Trip Eligibility” sidebar, at right.
Trip Proposal Requirements
The proposal – the essay part of the application – is limited to three (3) pages and should be written to convince the Board that you are the applicant who should receive the Globetrotter Grant for Texas A&M University. Ingenuity and creativity are encouraged, recommendations and transcripts are not.
- Use the Times New Roman font or the Arial font for your proposal.
- If you include photos in your proposal document, also send the JPEG files separately along with your proposal.
- Include the following information in your proposal:
- Your destination(s).
- Why you want to make this trip.
- Cost estimates and the funds you currently have available.
- Proposed departure and return dates.
Remember that the Globetrotter Grant is designed for an adventurous individual whose plans are not limited simply to study abroad.
- January 28, 2013 – Applications open.
- February 11, 2013, Midnight – Application deadline.
- February 25, 2013 – Finalists notified, and names posted on Globetrotter Grant website.
- March 2, 2013 – Finalist interviews on the College Station Campus; TAMU winner notified that afternoon.
The first 50 applications received by midnight February 11, 2013, (as recorded by the email time stamp) will be acknowledged and read by members of the Board, and will be eligible for the award.
The Board reserves the right to post winning proposals and reports on the website.
1. Confirm that you meet the Applicant Requirements.
2. Create a Cover Page to send with your Proposal and provide the following information:
- Phone number
- Mobile phone number
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Anticipated year of graduation
- Major and minor at TAMU
- How you heard about the Globetrotter Grant
3. Write a proposal of up to three (3) pages to convince the Globetrotter Board that you are the applicant who should receive the Globetrotter Grant. Follow the Trip Proposal Requirements.
4. Compile your completed Globetrotter Grant application—Cover Page, and Proposal of no more than three pages—and name the file using the following convention:
5. Email your completed Globetrotter Grant application—in either PDF or Microsoft Word format—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is midnight February 11, 2013. The first 50 applications received by the deadline—as recorded by the email time stamp—will be acknowledged and read by members of the Board, and will be eligible for the award.