There are many types of scholarship opportunities available. We hope to provide you with some basic information to help you get started with your search.
SOUTHWESTERN MAINTAINS THREE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
- Environmental Fellows Study Abroad Program - Southwestern University’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies takes into account and critically considers the global nature of many political, cultural, scientific, and justice issues. As part of this focus, five students are awarded funds each year to help support their study in an Environmental Studies program outside of the United States.The funding amount is $5,000 per student and can be applied towards any expenses related to travel, room and board, or tuition and fees in the approved programs. Students do not need to be majors in Environmental Studies in order to apply, however the programs must have an environmental focus.
- Lokey Scholarship - The Lokey Scholarship is reserved for summer study abroad programs. Awards range from $200 - $500 and are made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Download an application here.
- Kahler Scholarship - The Kahler Scholarship provides awards for semester and year-long study abroad. These awards are made primarily on the basis of financial need. Kahler awards typically range from $1,000 - $3,500. Students applying for study abroad will be automatically considered based on need.
Gilman Scholarships provide awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
1.The applicant is a citizen of the United States. Permanent Residents are not eligible.
2.The applicant is an undergraduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education located in the United States. Students may be attending a two- or four-year institution. Community College students are particularly encouraged to apply.
3.The applicant is receiving federal Pell Grant funding during the academic term of his/her application. Applicants must be receiving a Pell grant at the time of application to be eligible.
4.The applicant is applying to or has been accepted for a program of study abroad eligible for undergraduate credit by the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required for final award disbursement.
5.The applicant is not studying in a country that is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State, or studying in Cuba.
6.The applicant is applying to an academic year, semester, quarter, or short-term program abroad. Short-term programs must be at least four weeks in length.
7.The applicant is applying to a single-country program. Multi-country programs are not eligible.
MORE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
In addition to these scholarships, various granting agencies and study abroad programs provide scholarship funds. Follow these links for more information.
Click here for scholarship information from programs SU students frequently attend.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID - A comprehensive college study abroad scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
EDUCAID UNIVERSITY-STUDENT LOAN SPECIALISTS - Information on scholarships, financial aid, and student lending including federal and alternative loans. This website also provides financial/budgeting tips.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - Tells you who is eligible for student financial aid and how to apply. It provides information about accrediting agencies, tax credits for education expenses, and additional sources of aid.
FASTAID - A private sector scholarship database. You can search for scholarship aid for study broad, compare different student loans, or look for internships.
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