Project GO stands for Project Global Officers. This national program provides scholarship funding to eligible ROTC students to study a critical language on a U.S. campus or abroad for intensive instruction and is sponsored by the Defense Language National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute for International Education. A student can be funded multiple times to help them reach a higher language level. The study of these critical languages and cultures is considered a crucial task by the Department of Defense.
In applying for Project GO funding, you will be required to state:
1.) You are a U.S. Citizen.
2.) You are not and will not be on active duty during the program dates if you are intending to use Project GO funds for study abroad. You may receive Project GO funding for Summer Domestic study if you will be newly commissioned and awaiting active duty.
3.) You are an undergraduate student, and you will still be an undergraduate student at the time of the program.
4.) You are enrolled in a ROTC leadership lab or ROTC class.
5.) You have the intent AND the ability to commission.
Domestic study only:
Drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve
Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty
Army Green to Gold members
Marines Platoon Leaders Class
Navy Seamen to Admiral Program
Officer Candidate School
KU's funding covers your tuition and campus fees, books, room and board. For domestic programs, we reimburse reasonable travel expenses to KU. For study abroad programs, the cost of international airfare will be covered within reason (You should ask Program Manager if you have questions). The funding does not promise to cover all expenses for either domestic or abroad programs, and students may accrue some out-of-pocket costs due to personal spending.
No. We welcome applications from ROTC students matriculated as undergraduates in the US. KU students are also eligible to apply to other universities' Project GO funds for programs at those universities.
KU is offering Japanese, Russian, and Chinese (Mandarin) at the beginning level. Portuguese is offered to study abroad.
Absolutely. If you are already studying Portuguese, then you should apply for Project GO at KU funding to study abroad. KU currently offers a study abroad trip to students of Portuguese in Salvador, Brazil. Students of the other languages should visit the national Project GO website to apply for other schools' programs directly. back to top
The dates for 2022 are June 7-July 29 for domestic study at KU's campus, and May 28-July 23 for Brazil.
Check the national website for other options. KU students can apply to study at any of the 25 Project GO programs.
Yes, but you will need to fill out two applications, although your essays and recommendations can be similar and in some cases can be used for both applications. Create your application here: http://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now.
No, you can study domestically. A second Project GO scholarship is generally awarded only if the student will be studying abroad. In other words, Project GO does not want to fund two summers of domestic study in the same language.
If you are currently a KU student, your grades from summer study at KU or in a KU study abroad program will count toward your overall GPA. We strongly encourage students to take their language courses for a letter grade, since to fulfill the expectations for Project GO (reaching ILR Level 1 in speaking, reading and listening), students need to engage deeply in learning the language. Nevertheless, students do have the option of enrolling in classes on a pass-fail basis. If you are studying at KU, but are matriculating at another college or university, you should check your college's or university's policies concerning transfer credits and how transferred courses fit into your GPA.
If studying abroad, you should check with the Office of Study Abroad on your campus for questions about how credits will transfer back.
When you accept the Project GO scholarship funds for domestic study at KU or for study abroad, we will get you admitted to KU, and KU will open a student account for your expenses and scholarship funding. The disbursement of funds into your account will occur around the day classes begin.Travel reimbursements will be put into the bank account that you designate and is tied to your student account.
Abroad applications are due January 12, 2022. Domestic applications are due February 22, 2022.
No. Your first semester's grades will suffice. KU students can use an Academic Summary in lieu of a transcript.
Yes, it is. You will also be awarded a meal plan.
You need to set-up your online ID so that you can access your account at KU. You can find the page to do that here. After you get your online ID, you need to set up a Direct Deposit Account so that you can receive your stipend or ticket reimbursement. Use your KU online ID to login into Enroll & Pay. Navigate to “Campus Finances” and then navigate to “Direct Deposit for Refunds”, click "Accept Agreement" and then add your account information which can be found from your online banking account or on a check.
Students traveling to KU for the summer program can be reimbursed for travel. In order to do this, you will need to submit your flight itinerary or receipts for fuel purchase to the Program Manager. The amount you paid (up to $400) will then be deposited into the bank account you have linked to your KU Enroll & Pay account.