Looking for ways to pay for your study abroad adventure?
Scholarships are opportunities waiting to happen to someone like you. A great resource to find your next opportunity is the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. They have a listing of upcoming submission deadlines for the fall quarter. You can also take advantage of their scholarship advising sessions, which includes assistance with scholarship applications (essay feedback, etc), and specialized workshops offered only on the Seattle campus. Don’t miss the opportunity to study abroad for lack of resources; apply and open yourself to a new world of possibilities and adventures around the world.
Selected Fall Scholarship Deadlines
National deadline Oct. 10, 2012 for winter/spring 2013 study abroad programs
Campus deadline: November 8, 2012 at 5pm for winter and spring study abroad programs; April 25, 2013 at 5pm for summer, early fall, and fall study abroad programs
The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are competitive study abroad scholarships open only to UW students. Funded by the WA State Legislature, the GO! Scholarship is open to students of all majors who are eligible for Husky Promise or Pell Grants. Funded by the Chester Fritz Endowment, the Fritz Scholarship is open to declared social science and humanities majors with at least a 3.0 average GPA.
Campus deadline: January 8, 2013
Through the Beinecke Scholarship Program, 20 college juniors of exceptional ability and achievement will be chosen this year to receive up to $34,000 for the first two years of graduate school. The UW is able to nominate one student per year for this award. Applicants will be considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They must give evidence of creativity and leadership, and are expected to have well-formulated, although not necessarily immutable, ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a nominee's financial circumstances warrant assistance and that a Beinecke Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of graduate education most likely to fulfill the individual's potential.
National deadline Oct. 2, 2012 for winter and spring 2013 study abroad programs; March 1, 2013 for summer, early fall and fall programs
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Only students eligible for Pell Grants may apply.
Campus deadline for Boren Undergraduate Scholarship: Jan. 10, 2013
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarship provides undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year abroad. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study, federal service commitment and application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.
Campus deadline: November 11, 2012 (tentative – check website for updates)
Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.
Campus deadline: January 18, 2013
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. Application by members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need is encouraged.
National deadline for Critical Language Scholarship: Nov. 15, 2012
The Critical Language Scholarship Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Languages included are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
National deadline: varies by program – most in January
DAAD offers a number of scholarships to support undergraduates studying, researching and interning in Germany. Opportunities include the following scholarship programs:
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship - Scholarships for 4 to 10 months of study, thesis research or an internship for students in any academic field.
Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE) - Summertime internships with German doctoral students at universities and research institutions--no German required! Limited to students in these fields: biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field).
internXchange - Summer program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students with advanced-intermediate German.
Study & Internship Program (SIP) - A semester of study at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany followed by a one-semester professional internship at a company or research institute in Germany. Limited to students in these fields: engineering, science, life sciences.
Campus deadline Oct. 31, 2012
Campus deadline: January 10, 2013
The Humanity in Action (HIA) programs are designed to facilitate an ongoing trans-Atlantic dialogue about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity. The goal is to promote the growth of future decision makers through rigorous inquiry, discussion and research; to reinforce the HIA Fellows’ commitment to democratic values and human rights; and to foster a growing international community bound together by these commitments.
Fellows will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to minority rights, evidence of leadership potential, and outstanding academic achievement. All Majors and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
National deadlines: January 30, 2013 (for graduate); February 3, 2013 (for undergraduate)
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.
The Pickering Graduate Fellowship selects individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year. Undergraduate students in their junior year may apply to the Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
For additional information regarding these and other upcoming funding opportunities, please contact:
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall Seattle WA 98195-2803