The OIA Global Corners award provides tuition support to new and continuing international graduate students whose recruitment and retention advance the UO’s strategic interests in internationalizing the campus and maintaining a globally diverse student population. To be considered, the student must be nominated by a sponsoring academic department or program by the nomination deadline. Please refer to the Nomination Procedure instructions for additional details.
International engagement is essential to the academic and cultural vibrancy of the University of Oregon, as it seeks to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. The Global Corners Award assists academic departments in their efforts to recruit and retain promising graduate students who come from all corners of the globe, and whose presence on campus helps the university to advance its strategic interests in internationalization. Consequently, the Global Corners Award helps to implement the UO’s Strategic Framework for 2016-2021, which identifies “[enhancing] diversity and global reach by recruiting top international students” as a key strategic initiative, against the backdrop of “educating the whole person, and to fostering the next generation of transformational leaders and informed participants in the global community.”