The following steps outline the application process for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. In order to be considered, you must fill out an online application form and submit additional application materials to All application materials should be sent in one email.

If you have trouble accessing the internet, or necessary tools to complete or send in your ICSP application, please contact us at 541-737-6310, or  

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for the ICSP scholarship for the academic year 2017-18, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and an enthusiastic interest in finding a useful way to help internationalize OSU, your academic college, and the local community.
  • A student must be admitted to OSU prior to receiving an offer for the ICSP scholarship. If you are not currently an OSU degree-seeking students, you must apply formally for the OSU degree before submitting an ICSP application. For information regarding admission to OSU, see the OSU International Admissions page. Your admission status to OSU will be taken into consideration during the ICSP scholarship reviewing process.


GRA/GTA and other tuition-remission scholarships, or tuition equity

Graduate students may apply for assistantships directly to the department of their major field of study, but cannot receive an ICSP scholarship and an assistantship at the same time. In addition, ICSP scholarship cannot be awarded to a student with another tuition remission scholarship, such as International Provost Scholarship (IPS) or the Tuition Remission Scholarships for International Students (TRSIS). Please check in with the scholarship sponsor on the funding type, and if you have any questions, please email us at Students who are approved for tuition equity are not eligible for any tuition remission scholarships.


Priority Deadline

For new applicants to OSU, decisions will be made and announced on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016. 

For current OSU and INTO OSU students, the priority application deadline was February 10, 2017, and decisions were made by April 3, 2017. Students who were placed on the waiting list will be notified by June 30, 2017.

Final Deadline

The final deadline to submit this application for all Corvallis applicants was May 5, 2017. Continuing OSU students are strongly encouraged to review the selection criteria and submit the application for the OSU Scholarships for Continuing Students.

The deadline to submit the ICSP application for all New Cascades campus applicants was July 31, 2017. Please contact to ask about fund availability.

How to Apply

Step 1: Online Application

Complete the ICSP online application form

Step 2: Essay Responses

Write two essay responses answering the following prompts:

  1. Please write a brief bio about yourself highlighting your international experience and describing your financial need. Please note that ICSP is a merit-based scholarship. Financial need will be taken into consideration for the scholarship, but will not be the primary reason for selection. 
  2. What will you do to share your culture in your academic college or on campus at OSU. What are some of the successful experience that you have had sharing cultures?

Step 3: Video

Choose a cultural topic and make a short, two-minute video. The video could be either about your hometown/country or another country you have visited including US. The topic is up to you, however, you should consider a unique cultural aspect that is not easily found on the internet.

We strongly encourage you to use your own pictures, and video clips as the ICSP Committee will be looking for originality, creativity and authenticity in your work. We want to learn and see the world from your lens and ultimately learn about you. You could add music and your voice to make it more of your own. Please make sure you include your full name in the video, so the ICSP Committee can identify who created video.  

Once it is completed, please upload the video to YouTube by following the steps below:

  1. Go to YouTube and sign in: if you are currently studying at OSU, you can sign in with your ONID username and password; if you are new and haven’t set up your ONID account, please create a YouTube account with your personal email.
  2. Once you are signed in, find the "Upload" button in the upper right corner of your browser window and select it.
  3. Upload your video.
  4. Change the video settings from "Public" to "Unlisted" via the drop down menu.

Click here to watch an example video by an ICSP applicant

Step 4: Submission

Send your two essays and the link to your unlisted video to Be sure list your full name in the subject line of your e-mail followed by "ICSP Application Materials". ICSP application materials should be submitted on time and in ONE email.

Step 1: Online Application

Complete the ICSP online application form

Step 2: Essay Response

Write an essay response to the following questions:

  • What will you do to share your culture in your academic college or on campus at OSU Cascades?
  • What are some of the successful experiences that you have had sharing cultures? 

Step 3: Skype Interview

Complete a Skype interview. We will contact you to schedule a Skype interview upon receiving your complete application materials.