There are a variety of scholarships to help you pay for studying abroad.
Nutmeg, Day of Pride, Academic Excellence, Presidential, and Leadership recipients can apply their awards to programs which charge UConn tuition, i.e. all Exchange programs and UConn in Paris*.
*since UConn in Paris charges half tuition, these scholarships cover only the UConn tuition line item charged on the budget sheet.
Scholarships tied to particular programs are acknowledged in "Announcements" on the Study Abroad homepage and in the program budget sheets in the individual program brochure.
Check with a study abroad advisor about other programs that you might be considering. UConn study abroad advisors are available to review your scholarship application essay.
Global Citizenship Scholarships
The UConn Office of Study Abroad provides Global Citizenship scholarships up to $3,500 for semester programs and up to $2,000 for summer and winter programs. Please note that these awards are based on financial need; accordingly, a completed FAFSA must be on file with Financial Aid.
David K. Herzberger Study Abroad Scholarship
One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a student with demonstrable financial need who is participating in a study abroad program where English is not the language of instruction. Priority will be given to students majoring within the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for a Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part of the online application process once you have been accepted to a program. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid.
Ed Satell Social Entrepreneurship Scholarships
These scholarships, ranging from $1,500-$3,000, are awarded to students participating in study abroad programs that promote social entrepreneurship. Currently, the one eligible program is UConn Social Entrepreneurship in Guatemala. Scholarships are based exclusively on financial need. You do not need to apply to this scholarship; participating students will be considered for this award. A thank you letter should be written to Mr. Satell upon reception of the scholarship. A letter reporting on your experience must also be written and sent to Mr. Satell upon completion of the program.
David Woods Scholarship Fund in Denmark
10 scholarships per semester of $3,000 each are available to any qualified student wishing to participate in DIS, Denmark's International Study Program. Named after the current Dean of the School of Fine Arts and 1963 alumnus of DIS, this scholarship will be automatically deducted from the bill you receive from DIS. Students wishing to study at DIS in the summer will automatically receive a $600 scholarship.
Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students studying in a German-speaking country and students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for an Office of Study Abroad Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process once you have been accepted to a program. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid.
School of Business Scholarships
Full-time undergraduate students in the School of Business are eligible to compete for up to six Study Abroad Scholarships every year. Each scholarship comprises a cash award of $1,200. These scholarships can be applied to any of the UConn approved study abroad program with a business focus. An application is available from the undergraduate office, room 121, in the School of Business. The deadline for submission is in the spring semester. Contact the undergraduate office for more information and the exact deadline date.\
Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship for International Internships
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interesed in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. For more information and the application go to Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship.
University of Aarhus, Denmark Travel Grants
Every student participating in the University of Aarhus, Denmark exchange will be reimbursed up to 1,000 Euros by the University of Aarhus for their travel expenses to Denmark.
Indian Students Association Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990, in memory of Samir Amrithal Shah and Narasimha Rao Adidam, the Indian Students Association Scholarship provides financial support to full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Connecticut for study or research in India. Awarded annually, the ISA Memorial Scholarship recognizes academically outstanding students who will participate in one or two semesters of study or research in India and whose career plans involve India in a substantial way. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to spend two (2) semesters or the equivalent in India. The amount of the scholarship is $1000.00. To apply, please complete the ISA Memorial Scholarship Form.
The Rosen Family Scholarship for Science and Studies Abroad. The Rosen Family Scholarship for Science and Studies Abroad is awarded to undergraduates majoring in a physical or life science and have participated or will participate in an approved study abroad program admisnistered by the Study Abroad Office. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Plan ahead for these scholarships and make early contact with the campus advisor, Dr. Denise Ferreri(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences, math and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website.There is a Pilot Summer 2010 scholarship program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors.
Eligibility requirements below:
•Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
•United States citizen
•Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
•Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks in one country and no more than an academic year
•Receiving academic credit
•Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba Spring application deadline: beginning of October. Summer: online applications will open in early January and are due beginning of March. Fall application deadline: beginning of March.
Fund For Education Abroad
FEA offers grants and scholarships to dedicated American students who want to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. They target underrepresented groups. There are also LGBT and regional awards (BASAA, New England).
Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grant
UConn has a Phi Kappa Phi chapter therefore competition is open to qualified member and non-members in all fields of study. A minimum GPA of 3.5 required. You may be nominated by the UConn Phi Kappa Phi chapter or you may apply independently. You must be accepted into an accredited study/internship abroad program at the time of application. The grants are valued at $1000.
Critical Language Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS)
The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offer scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages. There is funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer langauge programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Scholarship
The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO and should include interaction with with individuals from other nations. Deadlines: Spring 2012: February 6, 2012, Fall 2012: September 24, 2012, Spring 2013: February 25, 2013
Regional and Location-Specific Scholarships
World Affairs Forum Study Abroad Scholarships
$5,000 scholarship for a student with a strong academic record and a resident of either Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY. For an application and further information, either click on link above or call 203-356-0340. Deadline March 31.
SWEA Boston Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to one or two well-merited female undergraduate or graduate students at a New England University who wish to pursue studies or a work/study program in Sweden for at least one semester. Click on link above for more information.
Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for academic year programs). In addition Morgan Stanley Japan will award two $7,500 scholarships. Undergraduates majoring in any field are eligible. No prior language required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Provides scholarships to students, preferably of Polish descent, who are studying Polish language, history or culture. Two types of scholarships are available:a) Academic year awards of up to $5,000, to support ongoing studies at an accredited college or university in the United States or Poland. b) Summer program scholarships of up to $3,000, to support summer studies abroad at an academic institution/university in Poland.
For study in Thessaloniki, Rhodes or Athens, Greece. For more information email paideia@snet.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarships for highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding to study, do research and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available for students taking part in an organized study abroad program/exchange or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad experience. Funding for a semester or the academic year includes a monthly stipend, health insurance and a lump sum for travel.
New England-China Scholarship Program
These scholarships provide the opportunity for New England college and university students to spend up to a year abroad in China studying the language, experiencing another culture and visiting world-famous landmarks. The program provides a wide variety of Beijing institutions from which New England college and university students can choose. Students will need to 'Petition for New Program' through the UConn Study Abroad Office to participate in these programs.
British University Transatlantic Exchange Associations Scholarships
The Scholarship is open to Univbersity of Connecticut undegraduates who have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. Your study abroad or exchange place must be for the academic year 2009/10 and your place must be for a minimum of one semester.
Qatar Scholarship Program
An opportunity to master skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University in Doha for the 3013-2014 academic year. Interested students must be US citizens or permanent residents who have obtained a Bachelor's degree by the beginning of the program, have two years of formal Arabic study, and be at the intermediate level of proficiency in Arabic. Application deadline: December 15, 2012.
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Nine Summer Programs available for US undergraduates (over 18) with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs including academic program fees, travel, housing, food and cultural visits. Application deadline: Monday 11 March 2013 by 5pm (UK time).
Jeanne Marandon Scholarship
This scholarship, worth up to $8,000, is for students interested in spending either a year in Paris or a summer in Quebec. Contact Professor Roger Celestin for more information.
University of Connecticut Study Abroad
We are located in room 117 in the Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) building.
Office hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday email@example.com