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Study Abroad

Scholarships

Every year, WSU scholarships help eligible students reach their dream of studying abroad.

Eligibility

WSU Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad scholarships are open to current students on any WSU campus. To be considered for a WSU study abroad scholarship, you will need to:

  • Apply for a study abroad program through WSU
  • Complete the scholarship questionnaire in the WSU study abroad application

Many WSU Colleges and Departments award study abroad scholarships utilizing the WSU study abroad scholarship questionnaire.

Please be aware some WSU study abroad scholarships have additional eligibility criteria and require additional application materials.

Other WSU Scholarships

Most WSU scholarships can be applied toward the cost of studying abroad. Even if they are not specifically earmarked for study abroad, these funds may be used to pay for many of your program costs. WSU scholarships can be awarded to all degree-seeking, undergraduate, graduate, international and professional students. Apply for these scholarships by completing the WSU General Scholarship Application. The application deadline is January 31. It is to your advantage to complete an application each year you are in attendance at WSU.

There are some limitations; scholarships and tuition waivers for housing and reciprocity (e.g., Cougar Academic Award for out-of-state students, Cougar Commitment tuition fee waiver, Resident Assistant housing waiver) are not applicable to education abroad programs. To see if your current WSU scholarships will apply toward study abroad visit Student Financial Services Financial Aid for Study Abroad information.

Provider/Program Scholarships

Many education-abroad providers offer scholarships to students with strong academic records or financial need. Some providers set aside scholarship funds specifically for WSU students.

Even if a provider does not allocate funds directly to WSU for study abroad students, they usually still have scholarship opportunities for students applying to their programs. Use our program search to find information about the program(s) for which you intend to apply.

When to Apply

Scholarships Available to All WSU Students

The majority of study abroad scholarships are open to all students. Scholarship decisions will be made shortly after the following application deadlines.

  • April 1 for summer programs
  • May 1 for fall prorgrams
  • November 1 for spring programs

The Office of International Programs Global Learning Department will notify you if you have been awarded one of the Global Learning Education Abroad scholarships, or a provider scholarship processed through the Global Learning Department.

Study Abroad Scholarships from WSU Colleges

IP-Global Learning shares the information you provide in your study abroad application scholarship questionnaire to WSU colleges with specific study abroad scholarships. Colleges will notify students directly if they have been awarded one of these scholarships.

How to Apply

Simply complete the scholarship questionnaire in your WSU study abroad application prior to committing to your program. By completing the scholarship you will be considered for all of the scholarships listed below.

Scholarships From Global Learning

Ann Barney Education Abroad Endowment

Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate

Aaron Iverson Education Abroad Fund

Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate or graduate
  • Financial Need: Yes
  • Other: No previous travel outside of North America

Carol Jeffords Education Abroad Endowment Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Academic Field: Students majoring in liberal arts discipline
  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate, sophomore or above at the time of study abroad
  • Length of study abroad: At least one full semester

Frank M. Mercker Endowment for WSU and University of Bonn Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Academic Field: Preference to business majors
  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate
  • Length of study abroad: At least one full semester
  • Financial Need: Yes
  • Location: University of Bonn, Bonn Germany

Fund for Bilateral Exchanges

Eligibility

  • Academic Merit: 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Financial Need: Yes
  • Language Proficiency: Satisfactory language skills if required for the goals of the study project
  • Other: Awarded only to incoming and outgoing bilateral exchange student pairs

Carson College of Business

All Carson College of Business Students applying to study abroad will have access to apply to Carson College of Business study abroad scholarships

College of Agriculture,Human and Natural Resource Science

All CAHNRS students applying to study abroad will be considered for CAHNRS study abroad scholarships.

Honors College Scholarships

All Honors students in good standing (3.2 GPA and above) applying to study abroad will be considered for HONORS study abroad scholarships.

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

All Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture students applying to study abroad will be considered for VCEA study abroad scholarships.

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

All College of Arts and Sciences students applying to study abroad will be considered for the following study abroad scholarships.

Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Academic Merit: 2.5 or higher (Applicants must be in good academic standing)
  • Academic Standing: Sophomore status or above at the time of study abroad
  • Financial Need: Yes
  • Location: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, or the Middle East
  • Academic Field: Open to all majors
  • Other: Have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in Asia Program courses, or their equivalent (including language courses)
  • Courses list
  • Other: Must be a credit bearing experience abroad
  • Preference: Students who have not previously studied or lived for an extended period of time in Asia

Albert W. Thompson Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Academic Field: Foreign language major
  • Academic Merit: Yes
  • Financial Need: Yes
  • Other: One completed semester in the target language at WSU

Marie Baarslag Brown Wright Study Abroad Scholarship for Nontraditional Destinations

Eligibility

  • Academic Field: Any major, but College of Arts and Science majors preferred
  • Location: Non-traditional, primarily Africa or Middle East (“Non-traditional” is defined as outside Western Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand)
  • Academic Merit: 2.5 GPA or higher (freshman applicants without a WSU GPA will be considered)
  • Academic Standing: Sophomore
  • Length of Time: One semester

Rebecca W. and Robert M. Gates in Education Abroad Fund in Liberal Arts

Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate
  • Academic Field: Students majoring in liberal arts discipline
  • Academic Merit: Yes
  • Financial Need: Yes

Tompkins Family Study Abroad Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Undergraduate
  • Academic Field: Students majoring in liberal arts discipline
  • Academic Merit: Yes
  • Financial Need: Yes

India Research Scholarship

CAS will award one or more annual scholarship to support student research and study of India.

Eligibility

  • Academic Field: Students majoring in any discipline
  • Location: India

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