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Study Abroad Scholarships

There are many study abroad scholarships available to students. Scholarships provided by the Office of Learning Abroad are listed below. Students may apply for these scholarships only after they have been accepted into a study abroad program. The scholarship application form will be sent to them by the Office of Learning Abroad.  Scholarships are not guaranteed and may fluctuate in value. 

Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships ranging from $250-$500 are offered for credit-bearing programs lasting longer than eight days. Only SUU students are eligible. Not all applicants will receive a scholarship as funds are limited. Students may be awarded multiple scholarships, but the total amount awarded will not exceed $500. Please note that tuition-based financial aid, such as FAFSA, will not be applied towards short-term programs.
 
  • Priority Scholarship ($250): for all students who apply for their short-term program by the November 15th priority application deadline (limited number available - no application needed)  There are no more priority scholarships available for the summer of 2023. 

  • Diversity Scholarship ($250): for students of diverse backgrounds

  • First Generation Scholarship ($250): for students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor's degree

  • Military Veteran Scholarship ($250): for students who served in the U.S. military

  • Native American Scholarship ($250): for students who are members of an indigenous community in North America

  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship ($250): for students who are over 25 years old and/or married, divorced, widowed, or a parent/guardian of dependent children

  • Douglas Merit Scholarship ($250-$500): for students with a GPA of at least 3.5

  • Paroiatnikova Need Scholarship ($250-$500): for students with demonstrated financial need

  • Grace A. Tanner Study Abroad Scholarship ($500): for students who can explain how their study abroad experience will enhance their understanding of moral, artistic, intellectual, and/or spiritual values.  

Semester Exchange Scholarships

Scholarships vary in amount but generally range between $250-$750. Only SUU students are eligible. Non-degree seeking and National Student Exchange students are not eligible for scholarships. Not all applicants will receive a scholarship as funds are limited. While students may receive multiple scholarships, the total amount awarded will not exceed $1,000. Below are the types of scholarships available:
 
  • 1+1=$1,000 Scholarship ($500 per student): for students who study abroad for a semester or year with at least one friend (in the same location)
  • Country-specific Scholarship ($500): for students who study on exchange to one of SUU's partner universities in Spring or Fall 2023 in the following countries:
    • Czech Republic (University of West Bohemia)
    • Italy (Ca'Foscari Venezia)
    • France (Excelia School of Business)
  • Diversity Scholarship ($250): for students of diverse backgrounds
  • First Generation Scholarship ($250): for students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor's degree
  • Military Veteran Scholarship ($250): for students who served in the U.S. military
  • Native American Scholarship ($250): for students who are members of an indigenous community in North America
  • Non-traditional Student Scholarship ($250): for students who are over 25 years old and/or married, divorced, widowed, or a parent/guardian of dependent children
  • Merit Scholarship ($250-$750): for students with a GPA of at least 3.75
  • Need Scholarship ($250-$750): for students with demonstrated financial need
  • Portaro Peru Scholarship ($500-$1,000): for students taking part in the Internship in Peru program 
  • University-Specific Scholarships: 
    • Ernst Mach Grant (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences): Students can receive 1140 euros a month as part of this grant. Due to the early application deadline of this grant, students should apply for their exchange program early and let Zoe Prettyman know they are interested in this scholarship. Students can start their application for this scholarshipDeadlines for grant applications for the 2023/2024 academic year are the beginning of January 2023.

 Other SUU Scholarships   

SUU departments, colleges, and programs may offer their own study abroad scholarships; students are encouraged to inquire about these scholarships with the appropriate academic unit. Students participating in exchange programs abroad may also apply any scholarships received from SUU to the associated study abroad costs.

Fundraising

You may also wish to contact local civic organizations such as Rotary, PTA, or your religious institution for independent funding possibilities.