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Education Abroad

List of Scholarships

WSU Global Learning (GL) Office has several scholarships available for WSU students to financially assist them in making their education abroad experiences a reality.

One WSU GL Scholarship Application is sufficient for all GL sponsored scholarships.

The following is a list of scholarships available through the GL scholarship process. Current students from any WSU campus are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Please read the descriptions and criteria carefully before applying to insure that you meet the minimum scholarship requirements. 

Ann Barney WSU Education Abroad Scholarship Endowment

WSU donors Victoria, Patrick, and Daniel Barney established this scholarship endowment in memory of their Daughter and Sister Ann Barney who died in a tragic car accident in 2008 while planning her junior year abroad. The Barneys endowed this fund not only to honor Ann’s memory, but also to create a sustainable source of scholarship funding for education abroad. Now, the education abroad office awards grants annually from a continually growing endowment.

Students can apply for an award each funding cycle by submitting an online application with the WSU Global Learning office or consulting with a Global Learning Advisor. Deadlines are November 1 and April 1 for fall and spring, respectively.

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College of Business Scholarships

The College of Business (CB) offers scholarships to encourage and assist WSU students participating in College of Business global education opportunities and global internship experiences.

First priority will be given to business students participating in immersive, longer-term programs; students completing CB's global learning requirement; students participating in CB Faculty-led programs abroad; and students with demonstrated financial need. A students GPA also will be considered.

Applicants for CB scholarships must be in good academic standing and complete all other application requirements.

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WSU Education Abroad Endowment – Iverson

WSU donors David and Deborah Iverson established this endowment in memory of their son Aaron who died in 1996 at the age of 22 in order to provide an opportunity for deserving WSU students to experience similar travel adventures that Aaron so enjoyed during his short life. The endowment gives preference to high need students who have not previously traveled outside North America and who express philanthropic interests. It also seeks students planning to spend an entire academic year abroad.

Students can apply for an award by submitting an online application to the WSU Global Learning office or by visiting a Global Learning Advsior. Deadlines are November 1 and April 1 for fall and spring, respectively and the awarded amount varies annually.

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Marie Wright Scholarship for Non-Traditional Locations

This scholarship was established to encourage WSU students to study abroad in non-traditional locations. "Non-traditional" is defined as outside Western Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

Highest priority will be given for study in Africa or the Middle East, but all non-traditional locations will be considered. Applicants must be WSU degree-seeking students in good academic standing and of sophomore status or above at the time of study abroad. Students must be studying abroad for at least one semester.

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Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship

The Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship was established by the faculty of the Asia Program to encourage WSU student participation in a study abroad experience in Asia.

Applicants for the scholarship must be in good academic standing, of sophomore status or above at the time of study abroad, and have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in Asia Program courses or their equivalent. Students may be studying in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia or the Middle East.

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Thompson Education Abroad Scholarship

The Thompson Education Abroad Scholarship is awarded each spring to a WSU Foreign Language major studying a minimum of one (1) semester in the target language. The amount of the award depends on the endowments earnings.

The selection committee is appointed by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and awards on made based on academic merit, financial need, suitability of proposed study plan, and potential for growth and development.

Hendrik S. Baarslag Scholarship


The Hendrik s. Baarslag Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students from the College of Engineering and Architecture(CEA). Awards are made by the CEA based on academic merit and financial need.

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