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OSU pilot program provides opportunities for Beavers beyond the dam


By Nino Paoli

Published on 6/6/23

First-year and transfer students in the College of Forestry and College of Agriculture Sciences, you can Get a Dam Passport! – for free, in fact. 


That is, if the FAFSA you filled out determines that you’re Pell-grant eligible. Otherwise, while plans to extend this program to other colleges at Oregon State University are developing, there is no clear timeline on them just yet.

The Get a Dam Passport! program funds and assists new students with significant financial need in getting a passport for the first time, aiming to make study abroad opportunities more accessible and feasible.

The OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising office joined the Institute of International Education Passport Project, which provides funding for Pell grant-eligible college students to get a passport for the first time.

LeAnn Adam, the director of National and Global Scholarships Advising, partnered with the College of Forestry and College of Agricultural Sciences to submit a proposal to the OSU Internationalization Grant program for additional funding of Get a Dam Passport!, which was accepted this spring. 


“The goal of the program is to encourage more students to consider education abroad experiences,” Adam said. “Something like a passport is a big enabler towards thinking about doing another opportunity like study abroad or an internship abroad.”

Read the full article on The Daily Barometer's website here.

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