Scholarships and Grants

Students are encouraged to research and apply for scholarships and grants to help support their education abroad experience. Both UW-Whitewater and external funding opportunities are available. Early research and application is encouraged, since scholarship application deadlines often fall prior to program application deadlines and may be as early as a full year prior to the program start date.

Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad

This grant can provide up to $2000 in funding for education abroad programs for undergraduate study abroad participants who are Wisconsin residents, have demonstrated financial need, and meet certain other criteria. Students can find full information and the online application for this grant on the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad application page.

UW-Whitewater Scholarships

UW-Whitewater is proud to support participation in education abroad through a variety of scholarships.  Students can find information about and apply to the following UW-Whitewater study abroad scholarships through a common application:

  • API/UW-W Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Burton Heldt Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Ludeman Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Charles E. Cottle International Studies Scholarship
  • College of Arts and Communication Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Business and Economics Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Education Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Letters and Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship
  • International Studies Scholarship
  • Norman and Kathleen Wood International Education Scholarship
  • Rama K. Bharadwaj Scholarship
  • Weiler and Company Scholarship

The following scholarship has a separate application process:

  • Donald L. and Allene L. Graham "Study in Britain" Award
    This scholarship is available to students studying abroad in the United Kingdom for a period of one semester or longer. Students must have junior standing or higher at the time of participation and a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applications are due in hard copy to the Center for Global Education (Hyland Hall 1227) by 4:30 pm on March 15 for students studying abroad during the upcoming academic year (e.g. Applications are due March 15, 2016 for students studying abroad in Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017).
    Application

External Scholarships

In addition to scholarships administered by UW-Whitewater, a number of other organizations also offer scholarships for study abroad:

Scholarship Description
AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship Scholarship for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher studying abroad for a semester (£500) or year (£1000) in the UK on a program that is a full or associate member of the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom (AASAP/UK) (includes AIFS, API, CEA, ISA, USAC, and Wisconsin in Scotland programs).
Boren Scholarships of up to $20,000 for students studying languages, cultures, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security
BUTEX £500 scholarship for students studying in the UK at a BUTEX-affiliated university for a semester or year
DAAD Scholarships for students studying or interning abroad in Germany
Freeman-ASIA Awards Scholarships for students studying abroad in East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and more!) for a year (up to $7,000), semester (up to $5,000), or summer programs 8 weeks or longer (up to $3,000). Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 and demonstrated financial need (by completing the FAFSA for UW-W).
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships of up to $10,000 for undergraduate students studying abroad for four weeks or more. Includes one dedicated "Rainbow Scholarship" for LGBTQI students
Gilman Scholarships of up to $5,000 (or $8,000 for students studying critical need languages) for undergraduate Pell Grant recipients studying or interning abroad for four weeks or more.
Go Overseas $500 scholarship for study abroad participant that best showcases their destination through photography
Go Overseas $500 scholarship for volunteer/intern abroad participant that best showcases their destination through photography
Golden Key $5,000 study abroad scholarships for Golden Key members
Phi Kappa Phi $1,000 study abroad grants for undergraduate students with a 3.75 GPA or higher. You do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member.
US-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarships of $2,500-4,000 for undergraduates studying abroad in Japan for a semester or year
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Database of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships.

Study Abroad Provider Scholarships

Many study abroad providers offer scholarships to students participating in their programs. Additionally, many providers offer students from affiliated universities discounts or additional scholarship opportunities. See below for information on scholarships and other financial benefits for study abroad providers with which UW-Whitewater has an affiliation.

Provider Scholarship Information Affiliation benefits for UW-W students
AIFS http://www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships
Automatic Affiliate Grant for UW-W students - $400 for semester programs, $200 for summer programs
API

http://www.apistudyabroad.com/scholarships

*Student Athlete Scholarship - welcomes students across all divisions who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Consideration for UW-W/API Affiliate Scholarships - apply using UW-W online common scholarship application.

*Awards from $250-$750 - apply through API Scholarship Application

CEA

http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/scholarships

Additionally, promo code discounts up to $1000 are often available. Check the CEA homepage for current promotions.

Automatic Student Travel Grant for UW-W students - $2000 for yearlong programs, $1000 for semester programs, $500 for short-term and summer programs. 
ISA http://studiesabroad.com/scholarships Automatic $200 discount for UW-W students
Sol http://www.soleducation.com/scholarships Automatic $100 scholarship for UW-W students
USAC http://usac.unr.edu/scholarships

Where to Find Us

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall, Suite 1227
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: 262-472-5759
Fax: 262-472-1491
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