The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), and Jackson State University (JSU), are offering up to thirty-four (34) partial scholarships available to pursue undergraduate programme.
The aim of the scholarship is to give financial support to the students of OAS member states.
Jackson State University (JSU) is a diverse, technologically-advanced four-year university steeped in history and committed to preparing its students to become global leaders. JSU provides a caring, nurturing environment in which to challenge students to improve themselves and serve others. Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation, and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Undergraduate programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to pursue the following programme listed below:
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
- Bachelor of Science in Social Science
- Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Educational Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Child Care and Family Education
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Pre-Kindergarten -K (Licensure Track)
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-3 and K-6 8. Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (concentrations in Physical and Health Education Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Administration)
- Special Education Teaching (B.S.)
- Special Education: Disabilities Studies (Non-Teaching, B.S.)
- Bachelor of Science in Professional Interdisciplinary Studies
- Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
- Bachelor of Music degrees
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in History
- Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in History
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science
- Bachelor of Science – Psychology
- Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts – Sociology
- Bachelor of Arts – English
- Bachelor of Arts – Foreign Language
- Bachelor of Arts – Speech
- Bachelor of Arts – Theatre
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders
- Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies
- Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Science – Environmental Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering
- Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science – Concentrations in Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, or Forensic Science
- Bachelor of Science – Biology
- Bachelor of Science – environmental science and marine science
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science – Education (B.S. Ed)
- Bachelor of Science – Physics
- Bachelor of Science – Meteorology
- Bachelor of Science – Industrial Technology with concentrations: Electronics Systems Technology, Technology Management, Manufacturing Design, and Computer Technology
- Bachelor of Science — Integrated Marketing
- Bachelor of Science –Multimedia Journalism
- Bachelor of Science –Media Production
- Bachelor of Science — Healthcare Administration
- Bachelor of Science-Communicative Disorders
Scholarship Award: The University shall charge in-state tuition fee per year for the duration of the program of study. The OAS shall provide a one-time tuition allowance of USD $4,000 during the first year of studies at the University to the top 10 students.
Number of Scholarships: Up to thirty-four (34) partial scholarships are available to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in its undergraduate programs.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, an applicant must:
- Provide an unconditional admission letter to Jackson State University
- This scholarship opportunity is open to current students from OAS member states at the University and new applicants who wish to begin in spring (January) 2018 at Jackson State University. Submit a complete scholarship application with all required supporting documents
- Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except the United States.
The following applicants are ineligible:
- Current OAS scholarship holders
- GS/OAS staff and their immediate relatives or GS/OAS consultants
- OAS Permanent officials and their immediate relatives.
Nationality: Scholarship is available to citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except the United States. Applicants of Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica (Commonwealth of) Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana. Haití, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay Peru, Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Bahamas (Commonwealth of) The Bahamas (Commonwealth of), Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) can apply for the scholarship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.
English Language Requirements: Proof of English Proficiency, if applicable – students whose native language is not English will be required to submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:
A copy of an official transcript verifying completion of studies in an English speaking university in the last five years; A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 570 or higher for the paper-based test, 230 for computer-based test, or an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of at least 89; IELTS 6.5, or the equivalent.
How to Apply: To apply for an OAS – JSU scholarship, the applicant must fill out the OAS online application form and attach the following required supporting documentation:
- ID– scan or photo of passport page that contains the applicant’s full name, date of birth, and country of citizenship.
- Admission letter– unconditional admission letter from Jackson State University.
- In addition to the unconditional admission letter from the Jackson State University, current students from OAS member states at the University should include a signed note from their academic advisors which indicate their academic status at the University.
- Transcript or record of grades– copy of High School transcript or Associate’s degree transcript or transcript from current institution. Transcripts must be translated by a sworn translator if
English is not the original language of the transcript.
- Certificate or Diploma– copy of high school certificate or Associate’s degree diploma or letter of enrollment from current institution
- Two (2) Recommendation Letters– one of the recommendation letters should be provided by a university professor and the other should be provided by current or most recent employer
that includes the letterhead of the University/Institution, the Professor’s/Employer’s position within the University/Institution, date and signature.
- Applicants with no work experience may substitute the recommendation letter from the employer with a recommendation letter from a second proffessor.
- Essays– applicants are required to write and include two (2) essays as part of the OAS-JSU online scholarship application form and must be written in English. Both essays should be no longer than 2 pages.
- Essay No. 1: Describe how acquiring this academic degree will directly impact and enhance your professional skills in your current job position or future career.
- Essay No. 2: Explain how you intend to apply the acquired knowledge and experience in the specific field of study that you will pursue to the development of your country or
- Curriculum vitae– in English and no specific format is required. Do not include copies of diplomas, certificates or awards; only include text.
- Proof of English Proficiency, if applicable – students whose native language is not English will be required to submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:
- A copy of an official transcript verifying completion of studies in an English speaking university or college in the last five years;
- A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 570 or higher for the paper-based test, 230 for computer-based test, or an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of at least 79;
- IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent.
- 9. Proof of Additional Funds– proof that you have sufficient funds to cover remaining tuition and fees and other costs not covered by the scholarship
by including one, or a combination, of the following documents with your scholarship application:
- a copy of a rental agreement on property showing you as the property owner;
- a copy of a bank statement or bank letter;
- a letter from an employer showing a monthly or yearly salary to be received based on study leave with pay;
- a letter showing a student loan or additional scholarship(s), grants, financial aid.
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is November 1, 2017.