Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) Graduate Short Course Scholarship

Purpose
To encourage more Iowa State University graduate students to participate in Organization for Tropical Studies Graduate Courses and to assist them with the cost of attending these graduate courses

Organization for Tropical Studies: (From the OTS Web site)
For over 50 years, the Organization for Tropical Studies has provided creative, ground-breaking, and scientifically sound graduate education programs. Today the organization remains committed to including training in tropical studies as part of the experience of both students and professionals, in biology and in related disciplines such as conservation biology, global health, environmental policy, and natural history. OTS offers courses for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in English and Spanish.

http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=6&Itemid=317

Eligibility
Iowa State University graduate students with a major professor with their tenure home in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible to apply. Recipients must be planning to enroll in Iowa State University in the semester following the OTS graduate course.

Amount
Maximum of $1,500 for courses with a duration of three weeks or less. Maximum of $3,000 for courses with a duration greater than three weeks. Funds will be placed on student’s U-Bill after confirmation of acceptance into an OTS Graduate Course. This scholarship is not combinable with other CALS Global Programs grants or scholarships.

Application
Applications will be accepted at any time. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shelley Taylor, CALS Global Programs - Study Abroad Office sztaylor@iastate.edu