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International Education Scholarships

WI Resident Education Abroad Grant Application - WI Resident Education abroad grants are available to support UWRF students who will be participating in UW-River Falls international study programs (study abroad). These grants are meant to defray the cost of an education abroad program but, since the grant depends upon the Wisconsin state budget and appropriate fund allocation, should not be the deciding factor in whether or not a student is able to pursue an international education experience. Grants will be made in the $1,000 (semester-length program) range or in the $500 (short-term program) range, depending on the availability of funds and the number of applicants. The final dollar amount awarded will be determined by the reviewing committee based on the total cost of the program and the student's financial need. These grant monies are provided by the State of Wisconsin and allocated through the University of Wisconsin System. Please note, only students participating in UWRF programs (where tuition is paid to UWRF) are eligible for this grant.

UWRF Financial Resources

Visit the UW-RF Financial Aid Office's Study Abroad web page to learn about using financial aid and various on-campus scholarship opportunities for education abroad/away programs.

National Scholarships

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Students must attend an undergraduate institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter (UWRF has one), but do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member in order to be considered. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. 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.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

DAAD Scholarships    
DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals and institutions in higher education.  Since DAAD New York is the representative office for all of North America, its programs are open to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions geographically located in the United States, Canada and their territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc).  There are a few special programs that may extend to constituencies beyond that. Our primary goal is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel.  Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; we consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.

Education Abroad Scholarship/Grant Databases
Search through these databases to find other possible scholarship/grant opportunities.

University of Minnesota Scholarship Database

Institute of International Education (IIE) Study Abroad Funding

International Scholarships