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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Good news! Your financial aid will apply to most study abroad programs.  Aid eligibility will generally apply as follows:

SPU Faculty-led and Partner Programs

Program fees for these programs are paid to SPU. Financial aid may include federal and state aid (except work study), as well as some SPU institutional aid (see specific programs for details). 

Non-Partner Programs 

Students pay the provider or foreign institution for all tuition and program fees. Students may use their federal and state financial aid (except work study), but do not receive any SPU financial aid or merit scholarships during their period abroad. 

Please check before applying to any program to determine aid eligibility or to increase the amount of loans you already receive. For questions concerning financial aid eligibility, please contact Student Financial Services or stop by Demaray Hall 10. 

Study and Intern Abroad Scholarships

Looking for more resources to help fund your study or internship abroad? Good news! There are many scholarships offered by outside organizations to students who plan to study abroad. Eligibility requirements vary, so please refer to each scholarship's website for further details. Before you start searching, make sure you review these helpful scholarships tips.
Search Engines: Adventures in Education
Database to search for scholarships: Search "Study Abroad" and click through all of the options.
Great scholarship search engine, with tips and resources.
  Institute of International Education (IIE)
Another excellent database to search for study abroad scholarships.
Another good scholarship search engine.
Scholarships: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Federally funded study abroad scholarship for students that demonstrate financial need.
Deadlines in October and March for following academic year.
  The Going Abroad Scholarship
Funded by Going (formally Scott's Cheap Flights) for citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) who is enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Boren Awards for International Education
Funded by the National Security Education Program for students studying language outside of Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. Deadline in February for following academic year.
  Bridging Scholarship
Funded by the US-Japan Bridging Foundation, this scholarship is for undergraduate students who plan to study in Japan. Deadlines in October and April for following academic year.
  BUTEX North American Scholarships
A number of scholarships are awarded to students who will study abroad at a Butex member University in the UK.
  Diversity Abroad
Scholarships are available for economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, and multiracial/ethnic students.
  Explore the World Travel Scholarship
Travel changes you. You change the world. At HI USA we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it, so we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary. We give to you so you can give back.
  Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships
Several categories of scholarships with multiple deadlines per year.
Scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
  Fund for Education Abroad
A number of scholarships awarded to help defray the costs associated with study abroad.
  Glimpse Correspondents Program
For talented writers and/or photographers volunteering or studying outside of the US for 10+ weeks.
  Go Global Scholarship
BRIC Language Systems is committed to supporting language learning and education. As part of their passionate commitment to learning, they have created the BRIC Go Global Scholarship, which is awarded to the student who has the best understanding of the importance of language learning and its place in society. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship 
  Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship
Several scholarships awarded. Deadlines in July.
  LivFund Scholarship
Two $500 scholarships are awarded each month to students studying, interning, or volunteering in Latin America.
  52 Intern Abroad Scholarships
Browse this list from for tons of great scholarships specifically for intern abroad programs.
  Life Reimagined Scholarships
Three different scholarships for women in technology, first generation college students, or students affected by mental health issues. 
  Francophone Studies Scholarships
Scholarships for students who are currently taking courses in French and/or Francophone studies and will study abroad in France. 
  Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
To provide financial assistance to young women who have received the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award and are pursuing college degrees in the study of languages, or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their college program.
  Toshizo Watanabe Scholarship - U.S./Japan Council
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan.
  Diverse International Women of Color - DIWC
Diverse International Women of Color’s mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the United States.

*Study Abroad Provider, USAC, will proudly provide a matching scholarship to any USAC student who is awarded a DIWC scholarship.