Search within:

M. Duane and C. Ruth Nellis International Travel Award

Program Eligibility

The M. Duane and C. Ruth Nellis International Travel Award can be used for participation on:

Preference will be given to international experiences lasting 2 weeks or more. 

If you are unsure if your program qualifies for this award, please reach out to

Student Eligibility

Applicants for the M. Duane and C. Ruth Nellis International Travel Award must meet all the following criteria: 

  • Be enrolled at Ohio University as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at any Ohio University Campus
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing.
  • Must apply and qualify for the Office of Global Opportunities Need-Based 
  • Be a member of underrepresented populations, including first-generation and students from Appalachia

Preference is given to students who have not had previous study away experience (domestic or international programs) at the college level. Previous recipients of funding from the Office of Global Opportunities will only be considered if funds remain after all other applicants are considered.

Application Requirements

Read the requirements carefully to make sure you have the required information and materials before you proceed. Once you begin the common scholarship application, you will need to provide answers to all questions in one sitting to submit your application.

  1. Common Short Essay Prompts - All Applicants
    • Tell us about yourself and your motivation to participate in a global experience. 
      • Consider: What should the scholarship committee know about you?   Why did you select this particular opportunity (location, length, subject area, etc.)?
    • Describe your prospective global experience and the impact it will have on you.
      • Consider: What do you hope to gain from this experience? How will this experience fit into your future academic and professional plans?

Award Amounts

Award range from $500 - $2,000.

Awards are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with global opportunity programs. Award amounts may vary.

Total awards received from OHIO may not exceed combined program fee and estimated out of pocket costs (cost of attendance).

In order to receive an award, the student must be registered with the Office of Global Opportunities through the OGO Student Portal. The award will be directly applied to the student's OHIO account during the term in which the awardee is scheduled to travel.


  • Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Academic Year 2024-2025 Programs
    • Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm
  • Winter Break 24-25, Spring Semester 2025, and Spring Break 2025 Programs:
    • To be announced when applications open (roughly the start for Fall 2024 semester)

Note: It can take up to one month after the scholarship deadline for the scholarship committees to render their decisions. 

OGO Common Application for Scholarships

The M. Duane and C. Ruth Nellis International Travel Award is part of the Office of Global Opportunities Common Application for scholarships, which allows OHIO students to apply for multiple scholarships in one place. You can access the application:

If you have any questions, please reach out to or attend a drop in advising session.