Advantage Awards

Students who have a GPA of 2.75 or above may apply for an award to support either study abroad, an internship, or mentored research. Students must have completed 4 semesters and 60 credit hours at Agnes Scott before applying (exceptions will be considered for transfer students).

Timeline for Applications:
MENTORED RESEARCH and INTERNSHIP: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from April 1 through May 3, 2017. We will start making decisions on April 15 (early application is encouraged).
STUDY ABROAD: See Carta for deadline information.

PLEASE NOTE: Any awards you receive this year that total $600.00 or more must be reported to the IRS and may be taxable. Your Advantage Award amount will be included in the appropriate tax document issued by the college if applicable.

Prizes and awards received in recognition of past accomplishments in religious, charitable, scientific, artistic, education, literary, or civic fields are not reportable if:
• The winners are chosen without action on their part
• The winners are not expected to perform future services, and
• The payer transfers the prizes or award to a charitable organization of governmental unit under a designation made by the recipient.

Advantage Award for Internships

Coordinator: Dawn Killenberg (dkillenberg@agnesscott.edu)

The following documents are required for the application:

1) A recommendation from a faculty member or advisor. You can send the recommendation form to your recommender by sending them this link: http://form.jotform.us/form/50475503057149. Otherwise, you will be prompted for the recommender's email address during the application. Upon submission of your application, the faculty member or advisor will automatically receive your recommendation request and will complete it online. 

2) Essay/proposal: A 250 - 300 word proposal of how the internship fits with your academic and career goals

3) Download the budget template and complete it to the best of your ability. Be sure to subtract stipends and/or pay for your internship or mentored research project. You will upload the budget when you complete the online application. The total should reflect all anticipated expenses necessary to complete the program. Do not include optional expenses, such as spending money. Use the following guidelines for creating your budget:

Housing Estimate (in Atlanta) - $1,400 (for 8-week June - July internship)
Food ($100 per week) - $800
Transportation - MARTA Card ($60 per month) - $120

4) A copy of your internship offer letter/email which should include the name of the internship site, description of the internship, period of time of the internship, hours you will work and supervisor and/or hiring manager's name.  Forward email to tstephens@agnesscott.edu if unable to upload.

5) Your resume.

Advantage Award for Mentored Research

Coordinator:
Mentored Research: Lilia Harvey (lharvey@agnesscott.edu)

The following documents are required for the application:

1) A recommendation from a faculty member or advisor. You can send the recommendation form to your recommender by sending them this link: http://form.jotform.us/form/50475503057149. Otherwise, you will be prompted for the recommender's email address during the application. Upon submission of your application, the faculty member or advisor will automatically receive your recommendation request and will complete it online. 

2) Essay/proposal: Attach a brief, 2-3 page (500-750 word), description of the project you will undertake with your Advantage Award funding. Indicate when and where you will conduct this work, and explain the key questions, methodology, and goals of your project. Separately you will include a line-item budget detailing how the funds will be used. 

3) Download the budget template and complete it to the best of your ability. Be sure to subtract stipends and/or pay for your internship or mentored research project. You will upload the budget when you complete the online application. The total should reflect all anticipated expenses necessary to complete the program. Do not include optional expenses, such as spending money. 

4) As part of this application, you must submit your unofficial transcript, downloaded from AscAgnes. Log onto AscAgnes and select "Unofficial Transcript." Select the appropriate transcript and click "Submit." When your transcript is loaded on the page, right-click anywhere on the page and select "Print." Under "Destination," select "Save as PDF." Save the file to your hard drive.

YOU WILL NEED TO COMBINE ALL YOUR FILES (BUDGET, PROPOSAL, ETC) INTO ONE DOCUMENT. YOU CAN DO THIS USING ADOBE ACROBAT, OR IN WINDOWS EXPLORER, HOLD THE SHIFT KEY AND CLICK ON ALL THE DOCUMENTS. THEN RIGHT-CLICK, SELECT "SEND TO," THEN SELECT "COMPRESSED (ZIPPED) FOLDER." NAME THE FILE USING YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AND SAVE. YOU CAN UPLOAD THIS ZIP FILE AT THE END OF THE APPLICATION.

For Internship applications, include: Proposal, budget, internship offer letter, and resume

For Mentored Research applications, include: Proposal, budget, and unofficial transcript

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 Advantage Award for Study Abroad

The application process for Advantage Awards for Study Abroad is a completely separate process from the above, and is managed in Carta. Please visit the CGL website or Carta for more information. 

Study Abroad Coordinator: Stephanie Escobar (sescobar@agnesscott.edu)

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