Past Scholarship Winners

At Go Overseas, our mission is to help empower more people to experience meaningful travel abroad. For that reason, we run several scholarships throughout the year. Some of these are scholarships in partnership with government educational departments; others we run internally.

Whether you're applying for one of our scholarships or curious about our past winners, read on to meet some of the lucky -- and talented -- people who've studied abroad on scholarships sponsored by Go Overseas.

2016 New Zealand Scholarship

For our third annual scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand, we gave away one full-tuition undergraduate scholarship.

 

Our scholarship ran in Autumn 2016 and over 3,000 students applied. It was tough to choose, but in the end, one applicant stood out to our partner, Education New Zealand.

 

Explore these tabs to learn more about Alicia Cotsoradis, our 2016 winner.

 

2016 Ireland Scholarship

For our first annual scholarship to study abroad in Ireland, we gave away two scholarships: one full tuition undergraduate scholarship, and one scholarship for a Masters student..

 

Our scholarship ran in Winter 2016 and over 3,500 students applied. It was tough to choose, but in the end, two strong applicants stood out to our partner, Enterprise Ireland.

 

Explore these tabs to learn more about Celina & Paulette, our 2016 winners.

 

Paulette Matuk Scholarship Photo

Name: Paulette Matuk

 

Essay Excerpt: "I decided to study abroad on my own terms—to choose where and what I want to study. I researched and found the USAC program for Cork, Ireland and it seemed like the right choice. I researched other colleges, but University College of Cork offered more of the courses, or modules, that I was interested in and there is no denying the beauty and splendor of Ireland."

 

Click here to see Paulette's full-size image submission.

2015 New Zealand Scholarship

For our second annual scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand, we gave away one full-tuition undergraduate scholarship.

 

Our scholarship ran in Autumn 2015 and over 2,000 students applied. It was tough to choose, but in the end, one applicant stood out to our partner, Education New Zealand.

 

Explore these tabs to learn more about Colin Murchison, our 2015 winner.

Colin Murchison Scholarship Photo

Name: Colin Murchison

 

University: University of Arkansas

 

Essay Excerpt: "Although I would be gaining an immense amount from studying in New Zealand, this trip isn’t just about what it can do for me, but more for what I can do for New Zealand. I would explore and commit to as many community development and environmental sustainability volunteer projects as possible. The privilege to learn from the culture and ecosystem of New Zealand isn’t something I would not take lightly or for granted."

 

Click here to see Colin's full-size image submission.

2014 New Zealand Scholarship

For our first annual scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand, we gave away one full-tuition undergraduate scholarship. As it was our first year, we were understandably very excited! 

Our scholarship ran in Autumn 2014 and over 2,000 students applied. It was tough to choose, but in the end, one applicant stood out to our partner, Education New Zealand

Explore these tabs to learn more about Emma Faucher, our 2014 winner.

Emma Faucher Scholarship Photo

Name: Emma Faucher

 

University: Castleton State College, Vermont

 

Essay Excerpt: "I have only traveled overseas once, but when I did I realized that I need personal experiences in order to really understand and appreciate culture. For as long as I can remember I have been the type of student who learns better with hands-on activities. Therefore, there is no better way to study the indigenous culture of New Zealand than to experience it as directly as possible."

 

Click here to see Emma's full-size image submission.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

1-2 times per year, we host the Go Overseas Study & Internship Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any student who plans to study abroad in the coming year.

Since we started this scholarship, we've had many qualified applicants and some exception winners. Click the tabs to meet some of our winners.

Benjamin Burney Scholarship Photo

Name: Benjamin Burney

 

University: Anderson University, Indiana

 

Study Abroad Plans: Study in Milan with IES Abroad

 

Essay Excerpt: "I am most excited about participating in this program because I will regularly be attending music performances at the Teatro Alla Scalla Opera House. There are field trips offered to explore, engage, and truly become part of the country such as: experiencing the cradle of Western Civilization of Sicily, touring the countryside of Tuscany, skiing in the Alps, exploring the heritage of Lombardy, seeing the enchanting scenery of Stresa, and diving into the music, culture, and cuisine of Northern Italy."

 

Click here to see Benjamin's full-size image submission.

Priscilla Veznor Scholarship Photo

Name: Priscilla Veznor

 

Study Abroad Plans: Studying abroad through USAC in Costa Rica

 

Essay Excerpt: "I have always been fascinated by the different histories and cultures that pertain to countries from all around the world, and that is what I am most excited to learn about during my semester abroad in Costa Rica. Learning about all the different customs, beliefs, art forms, and lifestyles from different parts of the world are so compelling to me because it has a huge impact on the way I see the world and who I am in it."

 

Click here to see Priscilla's full-size image submission.

Mary Beth Scholarship Photo

Name: Mary Beth

 

University: Purdue University, Indiana

 

Intern Abroad Plans: Intern abroad in London with CAPA Education Network

 

Essay Excerpt: "Through my overseas work, I hope to gain valuable professional experience in the publishing field, as well as learning to adapt to a variety of professional situations more related to my chosen major. At the very best, it will connect me with authorities in my field and give me a unique professional experience. In five years I see myself graduated and beginning my work in the publishing field, using my past intern abroad experiences to help shape my new professional life."

 

Click here to see Mary Beth's full-size image submission.

Go Overseas Volunteer Scholarship

1-2 times per year, we host the Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is available to anyone who visits Go Overseas and applies during the application window -- no matter what country you are from or where you want to go volunteer abroad!

Since we started this scholarship, we've had many qualified applicants and some exception winners. Click the tabs to meet some of our winners.

Morgan Davis Scholarship Photo

Name: Morgan Davis

 

Program: Loop Abroad in Thailand

 

Essay Excerpt: "I have a passion for agriculture and preserving our most precious resource; the environment. In this picture, I hosted a can drive and collected over 2,000 aluminum cans. I arranged the cans in the shape of a chicken to combine my two loves, agriculture and the environment."

 

Click here to see Morgan's full-size image submission.

Cameron Kogut Scholarship Photo

Name: Cameron Kogut

 

Program: ISV in South Africa

 

Essay Excerpt: "I wanted to travel. I wanted to see a place that completely took my breath away. I wanted to help communities and come back ready to tell their impactful stories in a way that moved other people to make a change as my sixth-grade teacher's stories did me. For these vast reasons, I want to volunteer in South Africa."

 

Click here to see Cameron's full-size image submission.

Kiley Good Scholarship Photo

Name: Kiley Good

 

Program: IVHQ in Zambia

 

In the spring 2015 volunteer abroad scholarship, we asked applicants to showcase their overseas motivations via creativity and imagery. We had a ton of great entries -- thanks to everyone who took the time to apply! Ultimately though, Kiley was awarded the scholarship to volunteer in Zambia with IVHQ.

 

Click here to see Kiley's full-size image submission!

 

Watch Kiley's experience in Zambia with IVHQ:

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