Funding For Study Abroad
All students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships and learn how other forms of aid may be utilized to pay for study abroad expenses. Most scholarship deadlines are well in advance of your study abroad program application deadline and students are advised to apply one year in advance of their study abroad term. If you have any questions about study abroad scholarships and the application process, please contact CIE.
CIE works closely with the Office of Financial Aid 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 program should submit separate applications. 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
||One $7,990 scholarship and one $8,230 scholarship||Awarded each year to outstanding undergraduate students to study abroad. Application deadline is March 13, 2015 for fall 2015 and spring 2016 programs.|
|Abbott International Study Scholarship||$2,680||Awarded each year to eligible students participating on a semester or year-long program. Application deadline is March 13, 2015 for fall 2015 and spring 2016 programs.|
|CIE Study Abroad Scholarships||$2,000 scholarships (3 awards per semester)||Awarded each year to selected students participating in UMW direct enroll or exchange program. Apply by October 17, 2014 for spring 2015 programs.|
|CIE Diversity Scholarship||$1,500||Available to students who identify as being from an underrepresented ethnic group, first generation college students, students with a documented disability, or LGBT students. Apply by March 13, 2015.|
|Richard P. Palmieri Memorial Scholarship||$3,290||Available to eligible students planning to study abroad in Italy. Application deadline is March 13, 2015 for fall 2015 and spring 2016 programs.|
|Carlos and Carol Muldoon Martel Scholarship for International Studies||$1,550||Awarded each year to a student participating in a semester or year-long program. Application deadline is March 13, 2015 for fall 2015 and spring 2016 programs.|
|Pauline Grace King Study Abroad Scholarship in Art History||$2,050||Awarded each year to a junior or senior intending to take Art History courses as part of a semester or year-long study abroad program. Contact the Art Department for application details.|
|CIE Study Abroad Incentive Scholarship||$1,500||Available to students who participate in BOTH a UMW faculty-led program AND a UMW approved direct enroll program for a semester. Apply by November 21, 2014 for Faculty-Led Programs or March 13, 2015 for fall 2015 programs.|
|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 November 21, 2014 for winter and spring break Faculty-Led Programs.|
|Donna Cannon Julian Scholarship for International Study||$1,440||Awarded to a student participating in a UMW approved study abroad program with preference given to students studying in France. Application deadline is March 13, 2015 for fall 2015, summer 2015, or spring 2016 programs.|
|Rosalie Chauncey Memorial Scholarship||Please visit the Art Department for detailed information.||Awarded for the study of painting in Paris, France.
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. Contact the Biology Department for application details.|
|CIE Undergraduate Research Supplemental Grant||$200||Available to students who are awarded the UMW College of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Grant to conduct research abroad. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.|
|Academic & Career Services Summer Internship Grant||$2,000||Available to students participating in unpaid summer internships, including international internships and faculty-led internship programs. See website for application and deadlines.|
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.|
|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 approved program Beijing Language & Culture University qualifies for this award.|
|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.|
|Diversity Abroad Scholarships||$500||Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students as well as student who study in non traditional locations (outside western Europe & Australia ) are strongly encouraged to apply.|
|Foundation for Global Scholars||Varies||The Foundation for Global Scholars mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. Several scholarships are available. Students from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.|
|Institute of International Education||Varies||IIE is an independent non-profit organization that administers many scholarships and provides a study abroad scholarship search engine.|
||$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.|