PURPOSE AND PURVIEW
The Star of the West International Summer Scholarship is a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to support the academic enrichment of cadets whose project proposals present a clear connection between the summer experience and their goals after graduation. Special consideration is accorded to applicants pursuing highly competitive awards for graduate study, such as Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, or Truman scholarships. Particularly distinguished recipients may be invited to apply for a second or third grant.
Eligible for the Star of the West International Summer Scholarship are rising cadet sophomores, juniors, and seniors posting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and in good standing. Applicants must submit online: a narrative proposal, detailed budget, and two letters of recommendation, at least one of which from a Citadel faculty member. Only full time cadets are eligible for this award.
APPLICATION TIMELINES FOR SUMMER 2014:
There is a two-round application process:
This round is closed! Successful applicants will be notifed before the Christmas Break.
All completed applications must be received by noon, Thursday 20 February 2014. The review panel can give you a decision by Thursday, 28 February. Note, if your application is denied during the early deadline period, we will hold your application so it can compete with those submitted in February! You will still be eligible for the award. We recommend you revise your application if you feel you can strengthen it. THE APPLICATION WINDOW WILL OPEN THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS SPRING SEMESTER.
Recipients are required to file a report (and a photo) on their activities and a detailed listing of expenditures with receipts for the Star of the West Board of Directors.
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To apply for Summer 2014 go to this website (copy and paste to your browser):
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFEREES (at leastone from the Citadel)
You should be directed to the application site bythe candidate: Please read carefully the candidate's application for a Star of the West International Scholarship. On departmental letterhead (if from the Citadel) please give your candid assessment of the applicant's preparation, suitability, and potential. The deadline for receipt of applications with recommendations is noon 20 February. Thank you for taking time to assess the merit of the applicant's proposal.