The key to effective leadership is the ability to effectively communicate within a variety of contexts. Language skills create the foundation upon which all cross-cultural leadership is based. The Project GO Scholarship program at Texas A&M University is designed to develop skills in the critical languages of Arabic, Russian, and Japanese, and these goals are supported by on-campus courses and study abroad programs.
The Project Global Officers (Project GO) scholarship program is an initiative of the US Department of Defense that is aimed at improving strategic language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa to provide ROTC students with international skills for effective leadership.
Full funding is offered for study abroad programs focused on intensive language study in Arabic, Japanese, or Russian and can be for summer, spring, or fall language immersion study.
Scholarship funds cover the cost of:
- Transportation to and from the study abroad location
- Field trips and excursions included in the academic program
- International health insurance
- Visa application fee
- Program tuition and fees
- Any required textbooks
Eligibility Criteria for domestic and/or study abroad
- Undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through AROTC, AFROTC, or NROTC
- US Citizen
- Any major of academic study
- Must have completed the first year of language study
- Program must be at least 8 weeks long
- Program must focus on strategic language study (Arabic, Japanese, or Russian)
Eligibility Criteria for domestic program only
- Drilling member of the National Guard or Reserve
- Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty
- Army Green to Gold members
Not Eligible for Project GO
- Active duty military (not participating in ROTC)
- Navy Seamen to Admiral Program
- Officer Candidate School
- Service academies
How to Apply
- Discuss the scholarship program and available program options with the Project GO coordinator.
- Visit the Education Abroad Programs Office and talk to an education abroad adviser about the program dates and the courses you will attend for your study abroad program.
- Ask your ROTC Commander for a letter of recommendation (link sent from online application).
- Ask your critical language instructor for a letter of recommendation (link sent from online application).
- Write required essays (upload to online application).
- Log on to the application website at: https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now
- Fill in the application and attach all necessary documents.
- Complete the Education Abroad program application by the Project GO application due date. The program coordinator will confirm with the Study Abroad Office that students have completed the application. If your application is not submitted, your Project Go application is incomplete and will not be considered for the scholarship (except for Russian as a Second Language).
- Applicants must have a valid passport with six months validity from departure date or acquire one by March 1, 2020.
- For study abroad programs: January 13, 2020
- For domestic programs: February 17, 2020
For more information, please contact:
Program Coordinator for Project GO.
Phone: (979) 845-2126