Financial Resources

Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid

Students often assume it is more expensive to study abroad than to remain on UT’s campus, however many education abroad destinations offer lower tuition and cost of living. Students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how financial aid will be applied towards an education abroad program. In most cases, students can apply Federal Student Aid and Bright Futures Scholarships to education abroad experiences.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UT TRAVEL COURSES:

UT HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

The Honors Program has scholarships available for honors students enrolled in an honors UT travel course. Applications are available in PH 307.
Deadline: Nov. 16

UT FINANCE EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD

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Finance or international business and finance majors with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT transcript are eligible to apply for an education abroad award for a spring semester program or spring travel course.
Deadline: Nov. 15

PHILIP QUINN EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a criminology major with at least 60 credit hours and a 3.2 GPA enrolled in a UT travel course. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a criminology travel course, but other applications will be considered. Please contact Susan Brinkley in PH 206 or an education abroad advisor to apply.
Deadline: Oct. 15

LIVFund Scholarships for Latin America

http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/study-volunteer-intern-abroad/
This scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six months in advance of their program start date. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each month.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SEMESTER, SUMMER AND YEAR ABROAD PROGRAMS:

THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD

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Students with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT transcript are eligible to apply for a $1,000 education abroad award each semester and a $500 award each summer.
Deadlines:
Spring programs Nov. 1
Summer and fall programs March 1

UT FINANCE EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD

Apply online
Finance or international business and finance majors with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT transcript are eligible to apply for an education abroad award for a spring semester program or spring travel course.
Deadline: Nov. 15

PROGRAM PROVIDER SCHOLARSHIPS

Most program providers offer both merit and need-based aid. Consult the provider’s website for available scholarships, deadlines and other details. Also contact your education abroad advisor as some program providers make their aid available through the UT Office of International Programs.

PHI KAPPA PHI

www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Students do not need to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply.

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS

www.iie.org/Students
The Institute for International Education, IIE, offers several scholarship programs. The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who receive a Federal Pell Grant. Boren Awards are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and focus on geographic areas, languages and fields of study critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in education abroad. Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships to help fund study programs in East and Southeast Asia.

FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD

www.fundforeducationabroad.com
The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

LIVFund Scholarships for Latin America

http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/study-volunteer-intern-abroad/
This scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six months in advance of their program start date. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each month.

BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIPS

www.bridgingfoundation.org/
The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduates to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.

ROTARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms
The Ambassadorial Scholarship aims to further international understanding among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

EDUCATION ABROAD FUNDING SEARCHES

www.iefa.org
www.studyabroadfunding.org
http://www.gooverseas.com/