Students who intend to apply for a Plastino should give considerable time and thought to their proposals. Plastino Scholars are generally outstanding communicators; this quality should be reflected in their application.
All proposals must include a 250-word abstract of the proposed experience, detailing the nature of the project, the location, and the duration.
All proposals must include a longer narrative of no less than 1000 words which explores the project in full, demonstrating the degree of knowledge the student has about the proposed experience and its objectives.
All proposals must include a detailed budget demonstrating that the student has thought out all expenditures related to the proposed experience, including such things as airfare, housing, costs for daily living such as food and transportation, visas and vaccinations. All Plastino scholars who will be travelling to international locations must include the cost of international health insurance (and are required to use the policy provided by the University of Delaware's Institute for Global Studies). More information on budgets is provided at the informational meetings held in the fall. Students should be prudent and realistic in preparing their budgets. (To help determine appropriate costs for their travel and housing, use a good budget-travel guide.)
Students must also provide two letters of recommendation; one must be from a professor.
For more information and an application form see How to Apply.