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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 EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is sufficient for all GL sponsored scholarships.

Please read the scholarship descriptions below for additional eligibility requirements in addition to the general eligibility requirements prior to applying.  General eligibility requirements are below: 

  • Current students from any WSU campus
  • Good academic standing
  • Students studying abroad on an approved program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher 

The following is a list of scholarships available through the GL scholarship application. 

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 for fall departures and April 1 for spring and summer departures. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday it will be extended to the next business day.

Carson College of Business International Experience Scholarship

A separate scholarship application, Carson College of Business International Experience Scholarship, is also available for students studying in the Carson College of Business. Deadlines are April 1 for fall departures, October 15 for Spring departures and Febuary 1 for summer departures. For more information and to apply please use the hyperlink.

Eligibility:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Business Major or Minor
  • For current eligibility requirements please see the online application

WSU Education Abroad Endowment: Ann Barney

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.

Eligibility: all WSU study abroad students are eligible to apply.

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WSU Education Abroad Endowment: Aaron Iverson Education Abroad Fund

WSU donors David and Deborah Iverson established this endowment in memory of their son Aaron who died in 1996 at the age of 22. Aaron possessed an adventuresome spirit and he loved to travel. This fund was created in order to provide an opportunity for deserving WSU students to experience similar travel adventures that Aaron so enjoyed during his short life.

Eligibility:

  • Financial Need
  • No previous travel outside of North America

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Marie Baarslag Brown Wright Study Abroad Scholarship for Non-Traditional Locations

This scholarship was established to encourage WSU students to study abroad in non-traditional locations. Highest priority will be given for study in Africa or the Middle East, but all non-traditional locations will be considered.

Eligibility:

  • College of Arts and Sciences majors only
  • Studying abroad in non-traditional locations, defined as outside Western Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Program must be 1 semester or longer
  • Must be at least a sophomore at the time of the study abroad experience

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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.

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least a sophomore at the time of the study abroad experience
  • Financial need
  • Have completed at least 6 credit hours in Asia Program courses, or their equivalent.
  • Must be studying in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia or the Middle East.
  • Preference is given to student who have not previously studied or lived for an extended period of time in Asia.

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Albert W. 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.

Eligibility:

  • Financial need
  • Academic merit
  • Foreign Language major, with at least one completed semester in the target language at WSU.

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WSU Education Abroad Endowment: Carol Jeffords Education Abroad

Carol Overstreet Jeffords is a Washington State native and proud WSU alumna, graduating from WSU with a B.A. in History. Carol did not have the opportunity to travel abroad until well after her college years. She strongly believes in creating and maintaining international relationships, and understanding of other cultures. Because of that and in appreciated of the education and opportunities she received at WSU, Carol chose to establish a scholarship available to WSU students studying abroad.

Eligibility:

  • Liberal Arts majors
  • Must be at least a sophomore at the time of the study abroad experience Award Amount: Varies annually.
  • Program must be 1 semester or longer
  • Financial need

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WSU International Programs Scholarship: Fund for Bilateral Exchanges

The International Program Scholarship Fund was established in 1970 to provide financial assistance to students participating in the reciprocal student exchange program at Washington State University. Eligible WSU students and student attending a foreign university with which WSU has a reciprocal student exchange agreement must meet all acceptance criteria agreed upon by both WSU and the foreign university.

Eligibility:

  • Must be reciprocal exchange students (Given out in “pairs” to both outgoing and incoming exchange students)
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

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Hendrik S. Baarslag Scholarship

The Hendrik s. Baarslag Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA).

Eligibility:

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

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Office of International Programs

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