Study Abroad Scholarships
Scholarships provided by Wichita State University
General Study Abroad Scholarship Application Form | Reference Form
Note: All three scholarships listed below require the same application, which is to be submitted to International Education. Applicants do not need to designate a particular scholarship in their application. They will automatically be considered for any funds available for which they meet the eligibility requirements.
Deadlines for scholarship applications:
Fall semester: February 15th
Spring semester: September 15th
Summer semester: March 1st
Student Government Association (SGA) Study Abroad Scholarship:
The applicant must demonstrate that he or she is enrolling in a program approved for academic credit as certified by International Education. Typically, five $1,000 awards are approved for a school year. The scholarship funds from SGA for study abroad are designated for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents for this application process. Students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA for this scholarship. The SGA offers other funding to international students for scholarships.
Garvey Study Abroad Scholarship:
These scholarships are also open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any major who wish to study in another country as part of their curriculum. Between five and ten scholarships from $500 to $1,500 are usually awarded annually. The scholarship from the Garvey fund is for study abroad and designated for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents for this application process. Students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA for this scholarship. There are other scholarships available from the Garvey fund for international students.
Dr. Dharma DeSilva Endowed International Business Scholarship
These scholarships are available to undergraduate students who are pursuing BBA degree with International Business major or minor; or Economics majors (BA) with an international business minor, students with International Studies major (business option). Preference will be given to students who are active members of the International Business Studies Association (IBSA). Each recipient is eligible for one-time $1,500 scholarship from this fund. Students must have and maintain 2.75 GPA for this scholarship.
Financial Aid for study abroad is sometimes available through individual academic departments at Wichita State. Check the department for more details.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource
The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1992 mandated that a student can receive financial aid for the costs of studying abroad if the student is enrolled in a program approved by the home institution. Moreover, the student would be eligible to receive "grants, loans, or work assistance without regard to whether the study abroad program is required as a part of the student's degree."
You likely have many questions about the cost of studying abroad and about how you can fund your abroad experience. Be sure to speak with your campus financial aid officer and study abroad adviser to learn more about specific funding options available at—and required procedures for—your college or university.
- What Types of Financial Aid Are Available?
- How Do I Make Arrangements to Have Financial Aid Applied to a Study Abroad Program?
- Could Financial Aid for a Study Abroad Program Affect Funding for Next Semester's Aid?
- How Many Credits Do I Need to Receive Financial Aid for Study Abroad?
- Is Power of Attorney Useful If I Am Overseas?
- What Sources Are Available to Obtain Further Information on Financial Aid and Funding for Study Abroad?
Other Scholarships Resources
The scholarship resources listed below are not administered by WSU. Please contact the relevant organization for information about these opportunities.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Boren Awards for International Study
Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
CLS - fully funded summer language program
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA scholarships)
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarship Search Engine
IIE Passport study abroad funding directory
FastWEB—Financial Aid Search Through the Web