There are many types of scholarship opportunities available to fund your study abroad experience. We hope to provide you with some basic information to help you get started with your search.
SOUTHWESTERN MAINTAINS THREE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
- 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. Students applying for study abroad will be automatically considered based on need.
- Lokey Scholarship - The Lokey Scholarship is reserved for summer study abroad programs. Awards are made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Download the application here.
- 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.
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.
Additional SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, various granting agencies and study abroad programs provide scholarship funds.
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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