The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) began at OSU in 1983 and has attracted many outstanding students from countries around the globe. This program offers a scholarship to international students in exchange for cultural service to the surrounding communities.
The goal of the ICSP program is to increase cultural awareness and understanding throughout the campus, surrounding community and the state of Oregon. Anyone from OSU, Corvallis or surrounding communities may request to have an ISCP scholar presentation. Scholars are typically invited to speak at elementary, middle, and high school classes, university classes, civic and youth organizations, retirement homes, or church groups.
Please take a minute to review our current ICSP scholars.
A select number of international students receive the ICSP partial tuition remission scholarships in exchange for assisting their academic colleges to internationalize Oregon State University. Candidates are not required to have formal speaking or teaching experience, but a willingness to share about their home country or region of the world is critical.
The ICSP scholarship is available to students who are fully admitted to a bachelors, masters or PhD program at OSU. Post-baccalaureate applicants and applicants who are offered conditional admission based on their TOEFL or IELTS test scores are ineligible. You must be able to show sufficient evidence of funding to support your education minus the proposed ICSP award amount before you can be considered for the International Cultural Service Program.
The ICSP scholarship (approximately $15,000 per year) is merit-based and is for tuition cost only, and is distributed over a three-term period during an academic year.
To learn about the speakers for the 2015-16 academic year, read the biographies of our current ICSP speakers.