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SUU Study Abroad Scholarships

SUU offers many scholarships for students who participate in study abroad programs coordinated through the Office of Learning Abroad. Students may apply for scholarships once they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Note that scholarship awards 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) 

  • 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

Partner University Scholarships (Exchange)

Some Universities may offer scholarships to exchange students. A few of these scholarships are listed below. 
 
  • FHWien University of Applied Sciences (Vienna, Austria): Ernst Mach Research Grant - 1050 euros/month
  • Hunan Normal University (Changsha, China): American Studies Center Program Coordinator (contact the SUU Office of Learning Abroad for details)
  • University of Jaen (Jaen, Spain):

       - Sport Grant - 1800 euros/two semesters
       - Teaching Practice Program CEALM - 150 euros/month

  • University of Applied Sciences NW Switzerland (Olten, Switzerland): Exchange Partner Scholarship - 420 Swiss francs/month

Semester Exchange Scholarships

Scholarships vary in amount but generally range between $250-$1000. 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 $1,500. Below are the types of scholarships available:
 
  • 1+1=$2,000 Scholarship ($1000): for students who study abroad on one of our exchange programs for a semester or year with at least one friend
  • Country-specific Scholarship ($1000): for students who study on exchange to one of SUU's partner universities in Spring or Fall 2022 in the following countries:
    • Czech Republic (University of West Bohemia)
    • Finland (Oulu University of Applied Sciences) 
    • Hungary (Eotvos Lorand University) 
    • Japan (Okinawa International University) 
    • Morocco (Universite Mohammed Vl Polytechnique)
    • Netherlands (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
    • Switzerland (University of Applied Sciences NW Switzerland)
  • 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 ($500-$750): for students with a GPA of at least 3.75
  • Need Scholarship ($500-$750): for students with demonstrated financial need

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.