Students who would like to education abroad can receive federal/state financial aid and scholarships. To qualify for financial aid, a student must be degree seeking and registered at WSU for the time period she/he will study abroad. To apply, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For detail information on types of financial aid and scholarship information, please visit the Office for Financial Aid web site at: www.wright.edu/raider-connect/loans-scholarships-and-grants.
• A student applies for financial aid and/or scholarship.
• The student is awarded aid according to their cost of attendance for the education abroad and Mary Reshad (the contact person for education abroad student) in the office of Financial Aid will inform the appropriate program of the student's aid assistance.
• If the student is studying abroad with a Third Party Program, their aid assistance is applied to their Office of Bursar's account. The Office of the Bursar then forwards the financial aid to either the Third Party Provider for any balance due, the remaining financial aid will be refunded for living expenses (if applicable).
• If the student is studying abroad with the Exchange Program, they are charged WSU Tuition and the aid assistance is applied to their Office of the Bursar's account. If there is aid assistance for living expenses, a refund will be issued to the student.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility or how to apply, please call the office of the Financial Aid at (937) 775-5721 to schedule and appointment with Mary Reshad. You can also e-mail Mary at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Deadline: Noevember 1st, 2013 - First 60 scholarships to be awarded.
Deadline: March 7th, 2014 - 100 more scholarships to be awarded.
WSU will be awarding a combined $80,000 in travel assistance to students studying abroad. Up to $500 will be awarded per student for travel. Applicants must be a WSU student, enrolled in a degree seeking program, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or a recommendation letter).
Deadline: October 1, 2013 for Spring
Deadline: March 2014 for Summer and Fall
This scholarship provides funds up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students with a Federal Pell Grant who are studying a critical need language (see website for list) are eligible for up to $8000.
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application, please visit the Gilman Program Web Page.
Read more about the hopes and experiences of our recent Gilman Scholarship recipients from WSU!
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
For more information please contact local Rotary Clubs or visit the web site: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program
Deadline: 2014-2015 (TBA)
FEA scholarships were designed by professionals in the field of Education Abroad to meet the growing need for financial resources to enable more students to go abroad. Scholarships will be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study.
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application, please visit Fund for Education Abroad.
Deadline: 2014-2015 (TBA)
The Golden Key Study Abroad scholarship is for members of the Golden Key Honour Society. The Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship assists undergraduate, graduate an post graduate members who are enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled in the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. Ten awards will be granted in the amount of $1000.
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application, please visit Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship.
An additional source of study abroad scholarships, studyabroadfunding.org provides a centralized resource for locating scholarships available to students. Students can search by the country, field of study, or scholarship name learn about the potential scholarships opportunities.
Deadline: February 5, 2014
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP service requirement.
For more information and online applications please visit the National Security Education Program web page.
Every year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi funds 50 Study Abroad Grants valued at $1,000 each. The Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields bystudying abroad.
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application, please visit the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants.
View the PDF of the flyer from Phi Kappa Phi.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-775-5745.
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.
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:
2012 Grant Awardee - Nathan Clem
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