Funding For Study Abroad
All study abroad students are encouraged to learn about and apply for study abroad scholarships. Please be aware that scholarship deadlines are often earlier than deadlines for your study abroad program application. In general, students should apply for scholarships one year before studying abroad. If you have any questions about study abroad scholarships and the application process, please come by the CIE office. CIE works closely with the Financial Aid Office and hosts financial aid sessions each semester for students interested in financing their study abroad program with student loans.
The following financial aid programs are available for study abroad: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans (PLUS), and alternative loans. To learn more about financial aid for study abroad, click here.
UMW Study Abroad Scholarships
Only UMW undergraduate students are eligible to apply for UMW study abroad scholarships. Students must be registered for a study abroad program in EagleNet prior to submitting a scholarship application. Unless otherwise noted, students will use the online application form to apply to all UMW study abroad scholarships.
Please read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship carefully and apply only to scholarships for which you are eligible. Many of the scholarships require at least one recommendation from a UMW faculty member. The recommendations will be completed by the faculty member electronically. Click here for the recommendation link. NOTE: Many faculty require at least two weeks lead time.
The scholarship application must correspond to the study abroad program for which you are registered. Students who plan on applying to the UMW Faculty-led Program Scholarship AND a scholarship for a semester or year-long scholarship should submit separate applications. The essay you submit should correspond to the study abroad program to which the scholarship will apply. The application form cannot be edited once you submit it, so we suggest that you formulate the answers to the essay question, edit and proof it carefully, and then copy and paste your answer into the online form. Scholarship deadlines are posted below. APPLY NOW!
|Grellet C. Simpson and Barbara Alden Scholarships
||Two $5,000 scholarships||Awarded each year to outstanding undergraduate students to study abroad. Application opens December 15, 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.|
|Abbott International Study Scholarship||$2,450||Awarded each year to eligible students participating on a semester or year-long program. Application opens December 15, 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.|
|Center for International Education (CIE) Scholarships||Six $2,500 scholarships (3 awards per semester)||Awarded each year to selected students participating in UMW partner programs. Apply by October 18, 2013 for spring 2014 programs.|
|Richard P. Palmieri Memorial Scholarship||$2,350||Available to eligible students planning to study abroad in Italy. Application opens December 15, 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.|
|Carlos and Carol Muldoon Martel Scholarship for International Studies||$1,000||Awarded each year to a student participating in a semester or year-long program. Application opens December 15, 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.|
|UMW Study Abroad Incentive Scholarship||Up to $800 toward a faculty-led Program OR up to $1,500 toward a semester program||Available to students who participate in BOTH a UMW faculty-led program AND a UMW partner program for a semester. Apply by October 18, 2013 for spring 2014 awards.|
|UMW Faculty-Led Program Study Abroad Scholarship||$400 toward Faculty-Led programs up to 15 days OR $800 toward programs
over 15 days
|Available to students participating on a UMW faculty-led program. Apply by December 2, 2013 for spring break 2014 faculty-led programs.|
|Donna Cannon Julian Scholarship for International Study||$750||Awarded to a student participating in a UMW approved study abroad program with preference given to students studying in France. Application opens December 15, 2013 and closes March 14, 2014.|
|Rosalie Chauncey Memorial Scholarship||Please visit the Art Department for detailed information.||Awarded for the study of painting in Paris, France.
Please contact the Art Department for application details.
|Thyra Vedel Valade Conservation Leadership Scholarship||$1,500||Available to outstanding junior and senior students majoring in Biology or Environmental Science. All program types are eligible, but preference will be given to students applying to semester or year-long programs. Apply by October 18, 2013 for spring 2014 award.|
|CIE Undergraduate Research Grant Supplement||$200||Available to students who are awarded the UMW College of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Grant to conduct research abroad. Apply by October 18, 2013.|
External Study Abroad Scholarships
|Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program||Up to $5,000||Offers awards to students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.|
|Boren Awards for International Study||$10,000 (semester) $20,000 (one year)||All Boren scholars must agree to a service requirement upon graduation.|
|Bridging Scholarships for Studies in Japan||Variable, usually between $2,500 – $4,000||Offers 100 scholarships annually to students studying abroad in Japan.|
|Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)||Varies||Offers scholarships and grants to students participating on CIEE programs.|
|Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Instituties||Covers all program costs||Offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages.|
||$500||Offers scholarships to students interested in learning, interning or volunteering in Latin America.|
|StudyAbroad.com||Varies||Provides an extensive list of scholarships available from various sources.|
|Institute of International Education||Varies||An independent non-profit organization that administers many scholarships and provides a study abroad scholarship search engine.|
|China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) Scholarships||Covers all in-country costs, including tuition, housing, and stipend||Students must apply for the scholarship through the appropriate Chinese partner university. UMW’s partner program Beijing Language & Culture University qualifies for this program.|