Funding Study Abroad
The various programs offered through UWF Study Abroad vary in cost. Most students can use existing financial aid awards toward a study abroad program. Additional scholarships and grants may also be available.
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UWF Study Abroad Scholarships
UWF Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship offers study abroad scholarships based on financial need, statement of purpose and academic achievement. Students applying for the Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship must have completed the application process for their chosen program of study by the Scholarship Application Deadline in February each year. Scholarship applicants who have not completed a program application will not be considered. The UWF Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship is open to students applying to any study abroad location for Summer, Fall , Academic Year, and Spring terms following the scholarship deadline. Contact the Office of bInternational Education and Programs at 850-474-2479 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions about applying for this award. The UWF Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Application is available for completion online athttp://uwf.abroadoffice.net/united-states.html during the application acceptance cycle each year (January to February).
UWF College of Business students may request a COB Travel Grant for their program abroad. Interested students should inquire about the COB Travel Grant with their COB academic advisor.
Study Abroad Scholarships for Various Locations, Programs, and Majors
The Institute of International Education manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices.
- Boren Awards for International Study Supports graduate and undergraduate students studying languages, cultures and world areas critical to U.S. interests.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Provides awards for U.S. undergrads who are receiving Federal Pell Grants to study abroad.
- Fulbright The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's flagship international exchange program, is administered by IIE.
American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Grants Resource Center provides the Guide to International Grants and Fellowshipsincluding resources for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty interested in international study or research.
International Funding Guide
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/Ambassadorial
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. http://www.clscholarship.org/
Foundation for Global Scholars offers four scholarship options for US or Canadian citizen students enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned. http://foundationforglobalscholars.org/
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards Study Abroad Grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Thirty-eight $1,000 grants are awarded each year.www.phikappaphi.org
Fund for Education Abroad offers support for US citizen or permanent resident of the US; currently enrolled as an undergraduate; applying for credit bearing study abroad program for a minimum of 4 weeks; committed to supporting education abroad at his/her campus community through work with the FEA and UWF International staff upon return.http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/
John T. Petters Study Abroad Scholarship offers awards for programs with international business focus, US citizens. http://www.johntpettersfoundation.org/
GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.http://www.gooverseas.com/go-overseas-study-abroad-scholarship
Diversity Abroad Network Scholarship, in partnership with STA Travel, offers $750 summer travel scholarships to offset the cost of travel to study abroad host country. Economically disadvantaged students, community college, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American and first generation undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be willing to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via blogs (at least once a week), article submission (one or two article required depending on length of study abroad program) and participate in the DiversityAbroad.com Discussion Boards.http://www.diversitynetwork.org/scholarships
Scholarships Specific to Countries or Programs
Globalinks Learning Abroad proovides scholarship opportunities for students on Globalinks programs abroad. UWF students can enjoy a $500 scholarship for semester and year programs through Globalinks Learning Abroad. http://www.globalinksabroad.org/study_abroad/scholarships/globalinks_learning_abroad_scholarships/
CISabroad offers several scholarships and grants to students approved for CISabroad study and internship programs. http://www.cisabroad.com/finances-scholarships/scholarships#anchor
KEI Abroad offers grants, scholarships, payment plans and early enrollment discounts. http://www.keiabroad.org/students/financialAid.php
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service offers a variety of scholarship and funding programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Funding is available through study, internship, and research programs administered by DAAD. http://www.daad.org/
Monbukagakusho Scholarship, sponsored by the Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, enables foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities. http://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/monbusho.html
The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to assist students with travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan. Awards are for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents:http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships
Lingnan University offers overseas student scholarships for continuing degree studies in Hong Kong. http://uwf.edu/intered/studyabroad/Leaflet_2011_12.pdf
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship -ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields. The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student’s living costs. For more information and the application procedure, please click here.
UniSpain – Summer Spain ScholarshipsTwo scholarships are being awarded, each for a one-month Spanish summer course at the University of Malaga (20 lessons per week). The awards include the full course cost as well as accommodation in a shared student apartment (single room). Airfare and personal spending are not included in the award. The value of each award is of 800€ (approximately $1,000). The application deadline is November 30, 2013. Award recipients will be announced on December 15, 2013. Find out more at www.unispain.com/Summer-Scholarships.htm.
Contact the Office of International Education and Programs about study abroad funding workshops.
Funding Resources for Study Abroad
Funding help for undergraduate study abroad is available from three sources, from most likely to least:
- Financial Aid: Check with UWF's Financial Aid Office.
- Scholarships: From specific study abroad programs that are essentially discounts on tuition.
- Scholarships: Offering grants that can be used for any institution's program.
Search for Scholarships - Start Searching Early
The earlier you start researching, the better your chances of getting really significant funding. For best results, start researching possible scholarships one to two years prior to when you plan to go abroad. Most scholarship deadlines are well before your program deadline, often a year or more prior to the actual award year.
Recommended Scholarship Search Engines
StudyAbroadFunding.org is a comprehensive directory of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.
Internationalscholarships.com offers a searchable list of scholarships, grants and awards that students can filter using their major or host country.
CollegeBoard.org offers a scholarship search based on student’s individual interests and background. No contact information is required and students can view various awards that may be applicable to them.
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