Global Gateways Scholarship
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Dillard University Melton Fellows and Global Gateways Offer Study Abroad Scholarships for HBCU Students in Mexico

Dillard University, in collaboration with Global Gateways, proudly announces the HBCU Summer Scholarship for the International Summer: Guadalajara, Mexico program. This initiative is designed to enrich the educational journey of Dillard University students through a unique study abroad experience in May to late June 2024 at ITESO University. 

The International Summer program by Global Gateways caters to scholars from HBCUs, offering a month-long immersion at ITESO University. This program enables students to join a global classroom environment, emphasizing the development of intercultural communication, academic adaptability, and language skills. Scholarship benefits include tuition for one course (equivalent to four US credits), housing, passport fees, pre-departure Spanish lessons, orientation activities, and a welcome dinner, all aimed at fostering a comprehensive international learning experience.

Dillard University students collectively recognize the value of the Global Gateways scholarship, emphasizing its potential to broaden educational and cultural horizons. “This program represents an opportunity for profound personal and academic growth,” comments one student, reflecting a shared sentiment. Another student notes, “It’s an invitation to engage with diverse perspectives and prepare for global leadership in a complex world.” The scholarship is viewed as a critical resource for accessing international experiences, fostering understanding, and contributing to global dialogues.

Scholarship Details

A select number of scholarships are available, intended to defray costs related to tuition for one class, housing, and passport fees. Scholars will also receive an English-translated transcript from ITESO. Excluded from the scholarship are airfare, meals, personal expenditures, and any additional financial commitments.

Eligibility and Application

  • Requirement of having completed two full semesters with sophomore status and a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must be a current student at an HBCU in good standing.
  • The application process includes online submission, a transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and the ability to participate throughout the program’s duration from May to late June.
  • Application deadline is February 29, 2024.

For more information about the HBCU Summer Scholarship and the 2024 International Summer program, please email or call 504-816-4236.