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Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)



This scholarship provides approximately 20 international students with grants of about $9,000 per academic year ($3,000 per term) toward tuition at SOU. Partial grants are sometimes awarded. Once accepted to this competitive program, students who perform satisfactorily are normally able to continue with ICSP support until they complete their program at SOU. A unique feature of this grant is “cultural service”. Students participating in the program devote some 3 hours per usually consisting of making presentations about their countries and cultures in local schools. These presentations may include slide shows, cultural demonstrations, cooking, speaking on current affairs or issues, or even teaching or tutoring a foreign language. Participants also address adult organizations and service clubs or assist local businesses in translation of business materials and assist SOU’s office of International Programs.

Levels of Study:Undergraduate, Graduate
Field of study:All
Nationality:Any Region
Location of study:Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Award Information

Award Type: Scholarship
Average Amount:$9,000
Number of Awards:Approx. 15
Award Coverage:Tuition
Award Duration:Academic year, renewable through degree completion.


  • e consider the full range of criteria one might expect, including academic excellence as demonstrated by grades and other achievement (minimum GPA is 2.75 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students), the student’s own written application, and interview when possible, and letters of recommendation. Demonstration of financial need is also taken into consideration.
  • For ICSP grants, those selected must also have excellent and clear spoken English and the ability to represent their country effectively in public. For both programs, we also strive to achieve some geographical balance in participation.


  • Award Deadline:March 1
  • Instructions:Contact the Office of International Programs for application materials. Visit our website for more information.


Southern Oregon University
International Student Advisor
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
: +1 (541) 552-6336
: +1 (541) 552-8195

Enquiry form for Scholarship Programs