LisaBoxWilliams Posts: 28✭✭✭
edited November 2022 in Grants & Scholarships
Hi from New Orleans! We are considering offering scholarships to dependent children of employees in non-us offices which include Australia, Ireland, Great Britain, France, and Canada. Does anyone have experience with this? Some of my specific questions are:
- We normally make the check payable to the university and the student jointly. What does the payment look like? Is it a wire transfer?
- One of our requirements is that the award go to dependent children. We use the IRS 1040 page 1 to determine dependency. What is equivalent in other countries to prove dependency?
- Will the Foundation get the deduction for the scholarship grant paid internationally or will it just be an expense?
- Do you have different due dates based on different semester breaks or year end breaks? I don't even know if each country's university calendar runs on semesters or not.
- One of our requirements is full-time enrollment status or at least 12 hours in most cases. Any suggestions on what that would look like internationally?
Lisa B. Williams
Goldring Family Foundation
I manage programs for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (based in Tulsa, OK). Our organization is a professional society for people who practice applied geophysics and has a global membership. We offer scholarships to students studying geophysics at universities around the world, including all of the countries you've listed. I can provide some input based on our experience with some of your questions.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you have additional questions.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Linda, Many thanks this is all very helpful.