Financial Assistance & Scholarships for Study Abroad
PSU Study Abroad Stipends
PSU maintains a limited fund to assist current full-time PSU students participating in our study abroad programs. If you are going on a PSU sponsored group study program your faculty sponsor will apply for the group.
If you are going on an individual study abroad program apply through the International Programs office at 118 Whitesitt Hall through STUDIO ABROAD. This application is due by October 1st for Spring study abroad and March 1st for Summer and Fall study abroad. Student who apply late may be approved for study abroad, but will not receive stipends.
Students approved for studying abroad for a semester are usually eligible to use their fulll FAFSA federal financial assistance towards their study abroad experience, and may be eligible to increase their loan amount. Students taking at least 6 credits in the summer my be eligible to use FASFA federal financial assistance during the summer.
Other Study Abroad Scholarships
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START HERE: The Institute for International Education has a study abroad scholarship database and search engine which can be accessed at http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/.
US Government Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
A U.S. government funded program that aids Pell-eligible students with financial need for study abroad. Five PSU students have received these in the past two years.
The program is designed for U.S. citizens, graduating seniors in any academic field. It is also intended for graduate students. Grants are from six to 12 months with opportunities to study in all parts of the world. Three PSU students have received these in the last two years. US Fulbright Student Program Blog: Tips on how to make your application competitive
Contact: Dr. Harry Humphries - 314 Russ Hall - 316/235-4328
This program provides up to $20,000 of funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
A full year scholarship program in Germany sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag.
Critical Language Scholarships provide fully funded group-based summer intensive language instruction abroad for eight to ten weeks.
Other Government Scholarships
A full year program in which students first study at German universities, then have a 6 month hands-on internship.
The Mitchell Scholarship is a highly competitive national fellowship awarded to 12 US college graduates annually for a year of postgraduate study on the island of Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland.
Assists students to study in Japan for students participating in semester- or year-long study-abroad programs in Japan in Spring. Deadline at the beginning of October.
Up to $5000 for students applying to spend a semester in Canada
The Fellowship provides funding for a short term projects in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO- using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
Kansas Board of Regents Fellowship Fund for Graduate Students
James B. Pearson Fellowship Fund: Fellowship for Kansas residents in an accredited graduate program at a Kansas college or university in a field related to foreign affairs. Deadline is usually April 1st for programs in the following 12 months.
The Fund for Education Abroad funds up to ten $1000 scholarships each year for US citizens who plan to study abroad for at least 4 weeks on academically rigorous programs.
The Foundation for Global Scholars gives out over 200 scholarships between $500 and $2,500. These may be used towards programs of any length.
DiversityAbroad.com -- DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships.
DAAD has some scholarships for programs in Germany. As part of DAAD, there is a specific fully funded scholarship program through DAAD called RISE for science and engineering students interested in doing research with German PhD students.
UROP International is another fully funded opportunity to do research in Germany.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
The Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society has $1000 scholarships specific to study abroad. These may be used for short term programs.PKP is interested in funding programs with a strong service component.
The Go! Overseas folks have $1000 scholarships that can be used on any length program.
BUTEX offers 500£ scholarships to students studying for a semester or year in England.
The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians is a fellowship opportunity for young musicians who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad.
Kansas Paraguay Partners Special Merit Scholarship Fund: One scholarship of $1,200 is available for each academic year to a student wishing to study in Paraguay. The deadline to apply is March 1.
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