There are many scholarships available for study abroad. Below is a list of the most popular sources of funding.
$5,000 Summer Access Scholarship The Center for International Studies is pleased to announce a new scholarship for students with high financial need who wish to participate in a WFU summer program. These $5,000 scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to make summer study abroad more accessible to WFU students. For more information, contact Mike Tyson, Study Abroad Advisor, (336) 758-4072, email@example.com.
Global Citizens Scholarship
The Center for International Studies is pleased to offer the new Global Citizens Scholarship for students who study abroad on approved credit-bearing programs. Funding for the Global Citizens Scholarship is made available by the Provost's Office as part of the University's Quality Enhancement Plan.Scholarship awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000 for Wake Forest-administered programs and for Affiliate programs (offered through approved program providers or other universities). The current application cycle is open to students planning to study abroad for the Spring 2014 semester. Students may apply for this scholarship prior to receiving official acceptance to their program. For an application, click to download below: Global Citizens Scholarship
WFU Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarship awards vary based on the term of study (summer or semester). Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. To be eligible students must (1)study abroad on a WFU program; (2)receive academic credit while abroad; (3)be fully enrolled; and (4)be an undergraduate while studying abroad. Students may only receive this scholarship once. Students may apply for the scholarship before being accepted to a study abroad program. The deadline to apply for Spring scholarships is around October 15. The deadline to apply for Fall and Summer scholarships is ranges from February15 to March 15. Please check with the CIS for exact deadlines each semester. Late applications will not be accepted. For an application, click on one of the following: Study Abroad Scholarship Application (Semester) Study Abroad Scholarship Application (Summer)
ACC-IAC Scholarship Application
Five scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are given to undergraduates studying abroad in non-traditional destinations for a semester. Eligible regions include: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Selection is based on scholastic standing, financial need, essay response, and recommendations. Contact the Center for International Studies, (336) 758-5938 for more information.
Casa Artom Fund for Italian Studies
Scholarships are made available to one or two students each semester who will be participating in the WFU program in Venice. Well-qualified students who can demonstrate need are eligible to apply. Students should contact Peter Kairoff, Department of Music, (336) 758-5369, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Hadley/Worrell House Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to an undergraduate student who otherwise qualifies for the Worrell House program, but who would incur excessive financial sacrifices without the scholarship. Interested students should submit a letter of reference, resume and which position you are apply for (library assistant, computer assistant, or house helper) to Dr. Kathy Smith, Department of Political Science, (336) 758-5456 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Recommendations are then sent to the Financial Aid Office for consideration.
Hubert Humphrey Studies Abroad Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of need and merit to undergraduate students participating in the WakeForest programs in London, Venice, and Vienna. Inquiries should be directed to the following people: for London, Dr. Kathy Smith, Political Science, (336) 758-5456, or firstname.lastname@example.org; for Venice, Dr. Peter Kairoff in the Department of Music, (336) 758-5369 or email@example.com); for Vienna, Dr. David Levy in the Department of Music, (336) 758-5107, or firstname.lastname@example.org). These program directors will then send their recommendations to the Financial Aid Office for consideration. For an application, click on the link below: Study Abroad Scholarship Application (Semester)
Ivy Hixson Fund
Awards given to provide assistance to students studying in the WFU program in London. Interested students should submit a letter of reference, resume and which position you are apply for (library assistant, computer assistant, or house helper) to Dr. Kathy Smith, Political Science, (336) 758-5456 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Page Acree Humanities in the Sciences Scholarship Funds provide scholarship support for undergraduate students who are majors in Biology, Chemistry, Health & Exercise Science, Mathematics/Computer Science, or Physics, who have career objectives in medicine or science-related fields that require human service, and who also wish to take un-required academic work in the humanities. The support is to enable the student(s) to enhance and increase their humanitarian and ethical awareness. Proposals must come from science majors who are competitive for medical school entry and who intend to study the humanities abroad. Applications are usually due in late February/early March. For more information click here.
Pro Humanitate Scholars Program (Independent Study Projects)
These scholarships provide support for five students and faculty each year who collaborate on a community-related research project (most likely during the summer months). Applications are available in the Center for International Studies.
William Royall Scholarship
Established in 1991 by a gift from the family and friend's of Dr. William Royall and his son Dr. William B. Royal, this scholarship provides an award of $500.00 for excellence in classical studies, with preference given to students who plan to travel abroad to classical sites. For more information and application forms, contact the Department of Classical Languages, Tribble Hall B6.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available for competitive independent study or research projects, requiring travel away from Winston-Salem, for undergraduate and graduate students. International projects are especially encouraged. Each student will be required to have a faculty mentor for the project. Copies of the final reports/artistic presentation will be forwarded to the Trustees for the Richter Funds. For undergraduate scholarships, contact Dr. Harry Titus (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Art, 107 Scales, (336) 758-6014. For graduate scholarships, contact Dr. Dwayne Godwin (email@example.com) (336) 716-9437.
Scales International Studies Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. James R. Scales, this scholarship is available to students with outstanding academic ability who study abroad on an approved credit-bearing program. For an application, click on the link below: Study Abroad Scholarship Application (Semester)
Lowelland Anne Tillett Eastern European Scholarship
Funds given for study in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and other countries in the former Soviet Union whose culture and language are Slavic-based. Preference given to programs of two to three months in duration.For an application, click on the link below: Study Abroad Scholarship Application (Semester)
Scholarships available through outside sources
AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship The Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship will provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. The £1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill academic and personal ambitions.
Boston University Study Abroad
Study abroad grants are awarded for BostonUniversity program participants who demonstrate financial need, with minimum grants of $500 for a semester or $400 for summer. Merit scholarships of $300 are available to students with a GPA of 3.5 and above. Program-specific grants are awarded to students in the Dresden, Moscow, Niger and Padova programs.
Bowman Travel Grant
Awarded to students participating in programs in non-traditional destinations like Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Must be a CIEE program. Applicants must demonstrate both academic preparation for their intended program and financial need.
Butler University, Institute for Study Abroad
General scholarships ranging from $500 to $3500 are available. Designated scholarships are available for the University of East Anglia and the University of Leeds. Travel grants are also available to cover airfare costs on Butler IFSA group flights. Contact Butler at 1-800-858-0229.
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, Council's International Study Programs Division offers scholarships each year to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. Applications deadlines are in March for summer, fall and academic year programs and in October for spring programs. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critical Language Scholarship Program The United States Department of State offers scholarships for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
English-Speaking Union Scholarship The English-Speaking Union sponsors numerous programs to encourage the use of the English language for both native and non-native English-speakers. For applications and information (212) 818-1200.
Federal Scholarships for Study in China
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Council (CIEE) funding under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to provide financial assistance to student participating in the Chineses language programs offered by the CouncilStudyCenter at PekingUniversity and NanjingUniversity.
Fulbright Grants (Post-graduates only)
Awards given for study or a valid project that can be completed only in one country and in one academic year. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Gilman Scholarship Programs
Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, this congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia and aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please access the Gilman Program website.
IES Berlin Minority Scholarship
Awards up to $9700/semester available for study on the IES program in Berlin. 3.5 GPA and 2 years college-level German required, as well as demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students with majors in German, International Relations, or European History with emphasis on Germany. Deadlines are Dec. 1 for Spring and May 1 for fall and full-year.
IIE Grants-in-Aid Competition
$500 grants are available to students wishing to study overseas. Applications are due in April. Contact IIE at (713) 621-6300 extension 31 or 16 for applications or further information.
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Scholarships available for summer ($1000), semester ($1000), and academic year ($2500) for participation in one of the ISA programs in Spanish speaking countries. Minimum GPA of 2.75, one completed year of college level Spanish required.
Luce Scholars Program
A program in which a group of eighteen highly qualified young leaders from a variety of professions will spend an experiential year working in East and Southeast Asia. An applicant must have the BA degree and be no older than 29. WakeForest may nominate two persons from its seniors and alumni. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards of $2,000 made to students participating in programs at a EuropeanUniversity with a foreign language component. Applications for this scholarship may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office (4 Reynolda Hall).
These scholarships are available to students who study in critical world areas such as Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Eastern and Central Europe, Latin and South America and the Middle East. There must be a strong language component in the student's program. Science, political science, history, business and economics majors are especially encouraged to apply. Awards may be as large as $8,000 for a semester. Interested students should contact the Center for International Studies at (336) 758-5938.
The campus application deadline for students is January 22nd.
A two-year grant to study for a degree at OxfordUniversity. Thirty-two scholarships are awarded annually to exceptional students. Candidates must be between 19 and 25 years of age. Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholarship
A scholarship to "further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries." Students apply to study or train in another country where Rotary Clubs are located. Applicants are ineligible for the scholarship if they are a Rotarian or a descendant of a living relative who is a Rotarian. Students have the choice of applying through the local Rotary Club by contacting the campus representative at WakeForest of through their hometown club. (Each club sets its own application deadlines.) At WakeForest contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
W.D. Sanders Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $2,000 are awarded to qualified students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) for intensive language study in Germany or Austria. Students must have completed German 153 by the time they go abroad. Awards are given for the following, in order of priority: 1) summer language study, 2) supplemental aid for a semester or year abroad with IES, or 3) supplemental aid for junior year abroad with any other program. Applications are available in October from the German department office.
The Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology
Available to outstanding students interested in studying Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. Scholarships of $2,500 awarded for a semester, $5,000 for full-year. For more information and applications contact: The American University in Cairo, Office of Student Affairs, (212) 730-1600, email@example.com.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of merit to students who are college juniors. Applicants should have extensive records of public and community service and a background of strong academic performance. The ideal candidates are committed to careers in government elsewhere in the public sector, have outstanding leadership potential, and wish to influence public policies. Applicants should possess intellectual strength and analytical abilities, and plan to attend graduate school to prepare for their careers. WFU may nominate three students. (Applications are not accepted directly from students). Contact Tom Phillips, Financial Aid Office, (336) 758-5180 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about postgraduate scholarships and fellowships, please use the following link: www.wfu.edu/scholars