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If you are a UNO student and have never had a US passport, UNO Education Abroad requires you to apply for the Maverick Passport Project. The 75 lucky Mavericks will pay a passport fee ($ 145) and will be assisted by the UNO Education Abroad office to guide you through the passport application process. Read on to learn who is eligible, how to apply, and who is funding the Maverick Passport project!
Who is funding the Maverick Passport Project?
To gain momentum for the project, the Institute for International Education (IIE) has selected UNO as one of the 40 IIE American Passport Project Institutions. IIE will fund 25 Pell-qualified freshmen at UNO to obtain a passport.For more information IIE and American Passport Project
UNO School Office Excited to be comparable to IIE’s contribution, we will support 25 additional Mavericks to receive their passports. This will extend the eligibility of students to receive passports beyond Pell-qualified freshmen, giving them more access to global learning opportunities.
Michael Blakey, a UNO graduate (2014) studying abroad, wanted to give back after hearing about the Maverick Passport Project. His company, Inter Operate, has funded 25 additional UNO students to receive passports through the Maverick Passport Project, with a passport fee of $ 145 per student plus passport photos of 25 students. Donated money to cover.
For more information InterOperate and its CEO, Michael Blakely
Who can apply for passport funding through this project?
IIE American Passport Project
With 25 IIE-funded passports, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- First-year students enrolled at the University of Nebraska Omaha
- Eligible for Pell Grant
- Meets a variety of identity criteria. These include racial / ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA + students, students of diverse genders, first-generation students (first attending or graduating from college in the family), students with disabilities, financial needs, etc. Veterans, non-traditional age students, parents, students who have never traveled abroad, local students, student athletes, and students with major academic difficulties.
UNO and InterOperate Funding
The 50 UNO and InterOperate-funded passports have the following eligibility requirements:
- Students enrolled at the University of Nebraska Omaha
Students who are underestimated in study abroad will be prioritized in the selection process. This includes racial / ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA + students, students of diverse genders, first-generation students (first attending or graduating from college in the family), students with disabilities, and financial needs. Includes, but is not limited to, proven students. , Veteran, non-traditional age students, parents, students who have never traveled abroad, rural students, student athletes, and major students who are more difficult to study abroad academically.
Students can apply for passport funding regardless of their grade. Those who have graduated from the bachelor’s program within the second term should present a concrete plan to study abroad in the final year, or graduate from the Fulbright Program, Peace Corps, registration for an international degree program, English education abroad, etc. You will need to use your passport later. resemble.
The Maverick Passport Project is intended for first-time passport applications, not for renewal of passports. There may be some exceptions to this condition for U.S. Veterans or children of U.S. Veterans.
How do students apply?
Students must log in to UNO’s Education Abroad Portal. Via TRM.. Via TRM logins use the same credentials as other UNO systems and are synchronized with MavLINK. After logging in to Via TRM, the link below will take you to the Maverick Passport Project application page. If you have never had a US passport before, we strongly recommend that you apply.
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