Since 2007, the Center for International Education has awarded 217 scholarships and stipends to help GPC students study abroad.

The Study Abroad Award assists eligible GPC students with the cost of study abroad. Funding is made available through the CIE, and generous support from GPC faculty, staff and alumni.

Awards (typically up to $500) may be used towards participation in an approved GPC or USG study abroad program. All GPC students, taking classes at any campus or on-line, who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.


  1. Submit an application to an eligible study abroad program

  2. Download and complete the Study Abroad Award Application [download application form]

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Submit an application and deposit to participate on an approved study abroad program.

  2. Submit the scholarship application by Friday February 18, 2011

  3. Submit an essay (200 word minimum) stating why you want to study abroad

  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member

  5. Be in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA.

  6. Be currently enrolled at GPC.

  7. Be enrolled for at least one credit-bearing class as part of study abroad.