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University Wide Study Abroad Scholarships

Farrell/Uitvlugt Study Abroad Scholarship

Farrell/Uitvlugt supports Northwest students from any discipline studying abroad for a full semester abroad. Applicants shall be enrolled full-time in a university sponsored study abroad program and shall have maintained a GPA of 2.5

College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Scholarships

Dean's Award

The College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Dean's Award supports Arts and Sciences majors studying abroad for a spring semester. Applicants must be full-time continuing students with a declared major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Summer only programs or faculty led participants are not eligible. 

Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship majors studying abroad for the fall semester. Applicants must be full-time continuing student with a declared major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and plan to participated in a fall semester term through a bilateral exchange program (ISEP-Exchange, ASIA, Europe Exchange, or Magellan Exchange). Summer only programs or faculty led participants are not eligible. 

Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business

J.D. Hammond Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to individuals who are full time undergraduate student taking a minimum of 12 hours both spring and fall.  Students must also have declared business as their major and have outstanding achievement in the classroom.  Students who are awarded this scholarship must have the need for financial assistance to complete the study abroad program.  The scholarship shall be used to offset overseas costs associated with any international business study program arranged through the university and considered part of the recipient’s academic program.

Booth College of Business Scholarship

This scholarship is only offered to full-time students who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years.  The awarded student must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Both academic achievement and financial needs are leading criteria for the awarded student. All applicants must submit to the selection committee a minimum 500 word essay on why they choose to study abroad and how they expect the experience to enhance their degree program.

School of Professional Education

The Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Scholarship for International Student Teaching

Students must complete a minimum of six semester hours of pre-approved coursework during the experience, the maximum length of support for any single student in a given year shall be one semester, specific plans on how the experience and support shall benefit the student, their home learning environment, as well as the School of Education shall be included in all successful applications. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.75. The site and specific coursework shall be approved prior to receiving the award.  While abroad, the student shall promote a greater understanding for American (western) culture, as well as seek to understand how non-Americans view the U.S. specifically its educational system and opportunities.  Students applying for the scholarship must submit a plan for their international immersion study experience for review and approval by the scholarship selection committee.  Said plan shall at minimum include the following information: a brief statement of purpose or reasoning for scholarship consideration, a listing of personal and professional goals or outcomes desired by the applicant s a result of this support, a description of how the applicant intends on sharing the experience with the “home learning environment and how they intend to share their experience with members of the School of Education.  As part of the application package, the following should also be included:  the specific place of study, the specific courses to be studied (which will include a minimum of 6 semester hours of credit.  Specialized programs or courses relating to local culture or teaching practices are encouraged) and the contact person (both home and abroad) and/or agency, an anticipated timetable of the experience.  It is expected that each scholarship recipient shall document their experience (examples include: personal or professional journal, photos or videos, artifact collection, specific action research, best practice comparison, cultural experience white papers, policy development, ITV, personal web page, etc) and share it with others upon their return. 

The Donald D. and Ann Beeson Study Abroad Scholarship

Applicants shall be classified as full-time juniors or seniors having declared a major in Middle School or Secondary Education areas. First preference shall be given to a student who has submitted an application for an international student teaching placement. If there are no qualified applicants meeting the preferences the scholarship may be awarded to a junior or senor Middle School or Secondary Education major. Academic achievement and financial need are the leading criteria for the selection.

The Heckman Family Study Abroad Scholarship

Applicants shall be full-time juniors or seniors with a declared major in a any content area within Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education or Secondary Education. First preference for this award will be given to a student who has submitted an application for International student teaching. Second preference shall be given to a student who is studying abroad. Academic achievement and financial need are the leading criteria for this selection. 

U.S. Department of State Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Must be studying abroad in the fall, spring, or academic year. Not available for summer only programs. To learn more and apply for this scholarship visit their website.

Boren Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student matriculated in U.S. college or university
  • Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region
  • U.S. citizen

Funding:

  • $20,000 for a full academic year
  • $10,000 per semester
  • $8,000 for Summer (8+ weeks)

Deadline:

  • February 4th 2015

BrettChloupek

For more information, contact:

Dr. Brett Chloupek
Assistant Professor of Geography
brett@nwmissouri.edu
660-562-1385
GS 1345

ISEP Scholarships

Annette Kade Scholarships for Study in France and Germany

These scholarships are for students wishing to pursue study at one of the German or French ISEP member institutions. Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP academic year and semester participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad, who do not have sufficient financial resources, to apply for a placement in France or Germany. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to improve language ability, and genuine financial need. To learn more and apply, please visit ISEP's website

  • Requirements: Must be a U.S. ISEP nominee for France or Germany and be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Deadline: October 1st.

Massey University Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded to ISEP Direct participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad to apply for an ISEP Direct program to Massey University in New Zealand. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to study abroad, and genuine financial need. To learn more and apply, please visit ISEP's website

  • Requirements: Must be an ISEP Direct nominee for New Zealand. Only students planning to study a full year or a semester in New Zealand. 
  • Deadlines: for the Fall semester (NZ Spring semester) should be submitted to ISEP by May 1st, and recipients will be notified by mid-May. Nominations for the Spring semester (NZ Fall semester) should be submitted to ISEP by November 1st, and recipients will be notified by mid-November.

STA Travel Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships from STA Travel for roundtrip travel from the United States to your program destination are available each academic year to ISEP students whose home university is located in the USA .

  • Requirements: Contact STA Travel to purchase your ticket using one of the following methods: 1.866.557.8529 or isep@statravel.com. Identify yourself as an ISEP student. Your name will automatically be entered into the drawing for the Travel Scholarship.
  • Deadlines: August 1st and December 15th

International Graduate Scholarships

Rotary Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs. To learn more and apply, please visit the Rotary Global Grants website.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. To learn more and apply, please visit their website.

The Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant. To learn more and apply, please visit their website.

Dr. Brian Hesse

For more information, contact:

Dr. Brian Hesse
bhesse@nwmissouri.edu
660.562.1290

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fullbright ETA Program:

An element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, is sponsored and managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright ETA Program fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries by providing a native speaker presence in elementary/secondary schools, universities, teacher training institutions, culture/language centers, or vocational schools. Fulbright ETAs assist in strengthening English language instruction overseas, as well as providing cultural insights in the classroom.

To learn more about this program follow the link below:

Fullbright U.S. Student Program website »

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For more information, contact:

Dr. Elyssa Ford
EBFORD@nwmissouri.edu
Assistant Professor of History
Fullbright Program Advisor
660-562-1213
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Boren Fellowship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, NSEP consists of multiple initiatives, including Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and the Language Flagship. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Eligibility:

  • Matriculated in, or applying to, a U.S. graduate program
  • Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region
  • U.S. citizen

Funding:

  • $24,000 for overseas study
  • $30,000 for a combination of domestic and overseas study 

Deadline:

  • February 27th 2015

To learn more about this program follow the link below:

Boren Awards for International Study website »

Brett

For more information, contact:

Dr. Brett Chloupek
Assistant Professor of Geography
Boren Award Advisor
brett@nwmissouri.edu
660-562-1385
GS 1345

Other Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) increases opportunities for dedicated American undergraduates to study abroad through the provision of game-changing scholarships.  Applicants may participate in any study abroad program for four weeks or more that adds academic credit towards degree completions. As part of our commitment to increasing access to study abroad for Americans, first-generation college students and minority students in financial need are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Current enrolled as undergraduate at U.S. university or college
  • Minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) of study in country
  • Studying abroad in summer 2018 (starting May, 2018), fall 2018, and/or spring 2019
  • Program must be eligible for credit
Funding Amounts:
  • Awards up to $10,000
  • For a full list of available scholarship click here.
Application opens: November 15, 2017
Application deadline: January 10, 2018

ISA Scholarships

This section lists a series of scholarships and grants awarded by ISA to our students each year. Eligibility criteria differ for each award - be sure to carefully read each description. To learn more and apply, please visit ISA's website.

Host University Scholarships

Many of our university partners generously offer ISA students the opportunity to apply for university-specific scholarships, and ISA encourages students to read more about the scholarships available and consider a program at one of these distinguished universities abroad.

As the scholarships are offered by ISA's host universities, they differ in terms of award amount, eligibility, deadline dates and refund method - be sure to carefully read each description. To learn more and apply, please visit ISA's website.

Outside Scholarships & Financial Resources

The scholarships listed below are administered by outside entities. Please contact the relevant organization for more information.

  • FastWeb FastWeb has exclusive tools for students to search for college scholarships by their interests. Our unique matching feature lets students search for college scholarships that match their educational goals and activities after they fill out a personal profile. Our easy-to-follow form asks for their educational background, school activities, and what they plan on studying in college. Students have the power to search, find, and apply for college scholarships all on one website!
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In 34 years, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over 90,000 scholarships to students in need worth over $250M. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.
  • Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
    A man of the Enlightenment, philosopher and scientist, Benjamin Franklin was also a great diplomat and friend of France. This travel grant is named after him and aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.

  • Bridging Scholarships
    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
  • Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarships 
    The Morgan Stanley Scholarship is associated with the US-Japan Bridging project for Study Abroad in Japan.

  • Itoh Scholarship Foundation 
    Information in Japanese only.

  • Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study 
    Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study abroad for college graduates using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

  • International Scholarship Opportunities 
    The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

  • 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. Our largest scholarship is $1,000.

  • Foundation for Global Scholars-The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences throughout the world. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain international experience in the Asia Pacific region. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

  • Diversity Abroad
    This website offers a list of a variety of scholarships for minority/low income students as well as a general list for anyone.
     
  • GoAbroad.com Scholarship Database
    This website offers a list of funding opportunities and scholarships searchable by country or subject area.
     
  • InternationalScholarships.com-This website provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad.
  • IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding
    This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.
  • Rotary Global Grants
    Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs. 

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    Scholarships are available to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students for study abroad. For a complete list please see the DAAD’s resources for North America.
  • Gilman Scholarships
    The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two year or four year college or university to participate in study and/or intern abroad programs worldwide. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year by the program. Those who study a Critical Need Language while abroad are eligible to receive additional funding as part of the scholarship program, increasing their award amount by an additional $3,000.

  • Japan Student Services Organization
    Available for qualified international students already accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools for a semester or year.

  • ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
    This scholarship program supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian 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.
  • British Council
    The British Council lists funding and scholarship information for study in the United Kingdom. This scholarship is also offered for graduate programs.

  • BUTEX North American Scholarships
    £500 scholarships are awarded each year to currently registered students at US universities who will study abroad at a BUTEX member institution in the UK. (All current ISA UK host universities are members which means all ISA England, Scotland & Northern Ireland students can apply for this scholarship.)

  • Education New Zealand
    Education New Zealand offers US$2,000 Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards to help students fund flights to New Zealand.

  • Foundation for Global Scholars
    FGS awards US$2,000 scholarships to US citizens for study abroad.

  • Fund for Education Abroad
    Scholarships are offered up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students.

  • Fund for International Service Learning
    Fund for International Service Learning provides scholarships to students enrolled in an international service-learning program. (ISA ELAP programs only - see here.)

  • Glimpse Correspondents Program Grants
    The Glimpse Foundation and The National Geographic Society are seeking talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers. Each selected participant will receive a $600 grant and will see their work published in Glimpse and National Geographic media.

  • Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
    One £1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to currently registered students at US universities who will study abroad for at least one semester at a AASAP/UK member institution. There is only 1 application deadline for an entire academic year and it usually falls in April. (Currently only the University of Westminster, Queen Mary, University of London, University of Reading and Kingston University are members).

  • The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
    The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships and grants to outstanding Italian-American students on the basis of academic merit. This scholarship is also offered for graduate programs.

  • New Zealand University Study Abroad Excellence Awards
    Eight New Zealand universities are pleased to offer US$500 New Zealand University Study Abroad Excellence Awards for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.

Go Fund Me

Go Fund Me is personal fundraising website that gives students another way to save up and raise money for their study abroad experience. To learn more about Go Fund Me visit their website.

Study in Germany Scholarships

The scholarships offered in this website are only for students who want to study abroad in Germany.


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