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Study Abroad Scholarships for Students

In addition to financial aid, WSU students should explore outside sources of scholarships for Study Abroad programs. The following is a small sampling of internal and external scholarships available.

Expired Scholarships


  • COLA Study Aboard Scholarship

    Applicants must be current students in the College of Liberal Arts who plan to participate in a study abroad program between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013. A study abroad trip must be planned, approved, and taken before funds are distributed.

    Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA as of Winter 2012. Applications are due to the Dean's Office by March 30, 2012.

    For the upcoming academic year, funds may be distributed among multiple recipients and will typically range between $500-$1000.

    The application form is available in the Dean's Office, 163 Millett, and online at http://www.wright.edu/cola/students/.

    If you have any questions or cannot open the above link, please contact susan.paul@wright.edu.

Elenore Koch

  • The Elenore Koch International Award For Short-Term Study Abroad

    Deadline: Friday, February 15

    Wright State University students participating in any Ambassador program have the opportunity to apply for the Koch International Award. Based upon academic performance, this scholarship will provide 3(three) $500 rewards for selected participants in any 2013 Ambassador Program. Recipients will be chosen by the University Center for International Education and this award may be used in conjunction with any other applicable financial aid.

    Requirements for this award include:
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher;
    • Being a WSU student in good academic standing;
    • Applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students;

    To apply for this award, please submit a 1-2 page essay on the following topic: Student travel to a foreign country requires a great deal of ambassadorship. In your opinion, what is a good ambassador? What qualities do you possess that would make you both a good ambassador and an outstanding student leader as a participant in a study abroad program?
    ADDITIONAL: Which program will you be participating in and why did you choose it? What do you hope to get out of this experience? How will this program affect your plans for your future? Why do you deserve this award?

    Applicants will be notified of the results by Friday February 22nd. Winners will receive the award in their Bursar Account before they travel.

    For more information, please contact Megan in the University Center for International Education at megan.trickler@wright.edu or 937-775-5745.


  • OIC Donald N. Nelson Scholarship for Study Abroad

    Deadline: February 15, 2013

    An applicant must be an Ohio resident who is a fuli-time, degree­seeking undergraduate from an Ohio International Consortium member school, be at least a rising sophomore with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The selected student must return to the home campus for at least one semester during which the follow-on project wili be completed and be accepted into an accredited study abroad program that has been approved bythe home school. Programs must be at least one semester in duration. Preference is given to first-time study abroad applicants studying in a non­English­speaking country and taking courses in the native language ofthe host country. Previous Neison scholarship recipients not be considered for the award.

    Deadlines: February 15 for Fall semester programs, October 15 for Spring semester programs.

    Grant amount: $1,500 per semester.

    Download the application and instructions here. PDF

Swinger Grant

  • Swinger First International Travel Grant

    Deadline: March 1, 2013

    Students must be in good academic standing, must be traveling with a mentor, must be participating in individual and not group travel, must be able to make a personal financial contribution toward the trip and must have not travelled outside of North America prior to the upcoming travel. Requires essay.

    All application materials must be sent to Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Center for International Education, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

    Grants of up to $1,500 per student can be awarded. The next deadline will be March 1, 2013.

    Application instructions available below:

    JPG Flyer


    2012 Grant Awardee - Nathan Clem
    Featured article highlighting Mr. Clem's trip:

Contact information

You can contact us by using the information below.

  • Wright State University
    University Center for International Education
    E190 Student Union
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
    Dayton, OH 45435-0001
  • Phone: 937-775-5745
  • Fax: 937-775-5776
  • Email: askucie@wright.edu
  • Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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