Below is a list of internal and external scholarships University of Memphis students
may apply for. Students are encouraged to do research on scholarships to study abroad
as this is not a complete list of study abroad scholarships.
Financial aid (student loans, U of M scholarships, Hope Lottery, etc.) may also be
used toward covering costs for studying abroad. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about using your U of M loans and grants to study abroad.
University Of Memphis Scholarships
The Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to encourage students to study abroad. The
University awards scholarships to academically talented students who plan to enroll
in an exchange or other approved program in a foreign country. Priority will be given
to students in programs which promote the development of international competency,
which is defined as the acquisition of a foreign language or extended experience in
a foreign culture. The amount awarded depends on the length and duration of a program.
The Study Abroad Scholarship is available for full-time graduate and undergraduate
students at The University of Memphis. Undergraduate students must have completed
one semester the term prior to the time of application and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
Graduate students must have completed 6 semester hours and be in good academic standing.
The scholarship competition has strict deadlines and applications submitted after
the published deadline will not be considered. Please look at the deadlines section to see when your scholarship application is due. Click on this link for instructions
on how to apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship with your program application.
The University of Memphis awards a study abroad stipend to recipients of the Cecil
C. Humphreys Merit, Presidential and Herff Scholarship. For more information on how
to apply this scholarship to your study abroad trip, please contact the Scholarship
Office at 107 Wilder Tower.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers scholarships through the
Mary Pettus Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund to students pursuing a University of
Memphis study abroad program in the Summer or during academic year. The amount awarded
will depend on the individual student's financial need. In order to be eligible for
the scholarship, students must have a declared major in Foreign Languages, have achieved
Junior standing (60 hours) at the end of the Spring semester, have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate
financial need, and have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department.
To complete the application please go here. For more information please contact Dr. Will Thompson, Chair of the Department of
Foreign Languages and Literatures at email@example.com.
Morgan Morton, a Fogelman College alumnus and supporter, will donate $150,000 over
the course of five years to support the newly-formed Morgan Morton FCBE Student Travel
Enrichment Fund. This fund is designed to stimulate international and domestic travel
for undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. business students. Priority will be given for
international travel and to undergraduate students in their final year of study. The
travel fund is intended to enhance students' learning about businesses and to further
their professional development. A selection committee appointed by the Dean's office
will select from the applicants based on merit, and also determine the amount of monetary
support the student will receive. Students who are selected to receive travel funds
will be required to submit a written report or make a presentation detailing the learning
experiences of the trip upon return. Students may travel individually or as a group,
but must be in good academic standing with the University. Complete an application
on the webpage, or email Shelley Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National and International Scholarships
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $20,000) and
grants (normally $4,000) to individuals to pursue research or advanced study in one
or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American
students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The ATJ awards 100 scholarships
annually to undergraduate students majoring in any field of study. Japanese language
study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
in the United States. The Bridging Scholarship is a stipend of $2,500 for students
on semester-long programs or $4,000 for students on academic year programs.
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition
for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer
language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide
fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment
experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.
Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on
language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali,
Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish,
and Urdu. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering,
law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no
service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue
their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical
language skills in their future professional careers.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization
of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD awards scholarships and grants to
students who are interested in studying at one of Germany's higher education and research
institutions. The deadline for fall and spring applications is January 2012.
The Fulbright Student program is the U.S. governments' most prestigious scholarship
program. It provides opportunities for U.S. students to undertake international graduate
study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary
schools worldwide. Fulbright applications are highly competitive and students are
encouraged to start preparing at least a year before the application deadline. To
find out more information on the scholarship, click on "U.S. Student Program" at the
Fulbright site. Please go here for the U.S. Fulbright student program website.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to
come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates,
with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK
on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants
will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded
UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their
academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is pleased to announce that the application for
the 2012-2013 academic year and 2013 summer scholarships is now open! FEA scholarships
were designed by professionals in the field of Education Abroad to meet the growing
need for financial resources to enable more students to go abroad. Scholarships will
be up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations,
or fields of study. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on
academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students. A
list of frequently asked questions can be found here.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is an international scholarship program designed to
enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom study at the
University of Cambridge . Gates Cambridge Scholarships seek scholars of outstanding
academic merit and leadership potential who are committed to serving their communities,
and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue courses of study.
The Gates Cambridge Trust will cover tuition and living expenses of studying at Cambridge.
The Gilman Scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving
federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate
in study abroad programs worldwide. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded
up to $5,000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.
The Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship supports students participating in study
abroad programs. The award for each scholarship is $1,000 and they are awarded each
year. The scholarship is awarded to students who display creativity, analytical thinking,
and passion through their written or video submissions. Applicants must be accepted
into a study abroad program.
The Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to recognize and assist undergraduates
as they seek knowledge abroad. 38 grants of $1,000 each are awarded annually. Applicants
do not have to be members of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program promotes mutual understanding between Japan
and other nations. The JET program offers the opportunity to spend a year or two in
Japan teaching in a high school or middle school or other post serving Japanese youth.
Participants are not necessarily required to speak Japanese to qualify. JET exchange
teachers receive generous compensation.
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate
students from American universities to spend either one semester or a full academic
year as an exchange student in Canada. Fellowship recipients receive $5,000 for one
semester at a Canadian institution, health insurance,up to $800 for in-country travel
and attend the Killam Orientation in Ottawa, ON and a spring Seminar in Washington,
British Marshall Scholarships are awarded to Americans of high ability to study for
a degree in the United Kingdom. Forty Scholars are selected each year to study either
at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at a UK institution in any field of
study. Each scholarship is held for two years.
The Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of graduate study by American citizens
in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern
Ireland. Scholars must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and be enrolled in a degree
or certificate program offered at the institution. The Mitchell Scholarship provides
tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel. Normally, 12
Scholarships are awarded each year. Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior records
of academic excellence, leadership and public service. Strong, demonstrated achievements
in all three areas are required.
NSEP Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will
pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad
and critical to U.S. national security. Study of a foreign language appropriate to
the identified country must be part of the proposal. Awards are for a minimum of one
academic term, including a summer term of six (6) weeks or longer. Preference will
be given to applicants pursuing study abroad for a full academic year. Contact the
Study Abroad Office for the on-campus application deadline.
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after
the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now bring outstanding students from many countries
around the world to the University of Oxford . American Rhodes Scholars are selected
through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars
each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the 50 states.
RISE is a summer internship program in Germany for undergraduate students from the
United States in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.
RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups
at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to
3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they
assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship
holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner
universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international
understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program
sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as
well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. Cultural Ambassadorial
Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural
immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation,
language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements.
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Program Scholarship is for students enrolled
in an undergraduate biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program. With
support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE will provide undergraduate biomedical
engineers and bioengineers funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue,
in an international setting, coursework in biomedical engineering (BME). There will
be two competitions each year, one for the Fall/Academic Year term, and one for the
Spring term. Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for
an academic year program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
of the U.S., or be at a sophomore or above level, in an undergraduate BME degree program
with good academic standing, and demonstrate a need for financial support. Priority
will be given to students going to non-traditional destinations. Visit the website
for application and deadline details.
Scholarships Awarded by Program Providers
API awards approximately $400,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from
$250 -$1,000 per student. Students may apply for multiple API scholarships (though
may only be awarded one).
Diversity Abroad will award twenty-five diversity scholarships for students participating
on a CAPA study or intern abroad program for a semester or summer program. Economically
disadvantaged, first-generation, community college, and ethnic/racial diverse students
are strongly encouraged to apply.
This scholarship is available to all CEA program student participants. The Diversity
Scholarship originated from a desire to further promote diversity in CEA programs,
and increase access to students who are historically underrepresented in study abroad.
Applicants may qualify to receive $1,000 to $3,000 awards. CEA will also award Scholarships
with Distinction to recognize exemplary applicants. Requirements for the Diversity
Scholarship include a GPA of 2.5 or higher, a letter of recommendation from an academic
reference, scholarship application and recommendation form, and a 400- to 500-word
essay. Scholarship applicants must have applied for a qualifying CEA study abroad
CCIS offers scholarships each term to students at the U of M. Students studying on
CCIS sponsored programs are eligible for a CCIS scholarship. Scholarships will be
awarded only to students with no previous collegiate-level study abroad experience.
There is no application form and students should be nominated by the study abroad
director. Students will complete a statement of purpose if nominated and, if awarded,
an essay upon returning from their study abroad experience.
ISEP provides scholarships for programs to Africa, South America, France, Germany
and Australia. Students should access the ISEP website for information on award location
and deadlines. The ISEP scholarship is open to students participating in an ISEP program.
ISA provides scholarships and grants to students participating in one or more ISA
IFSA-Butler offers scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. Any
student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship. Scholarship
awards range from $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs, and $2,500
for full year programs.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
The Study Abroad Office helps students coordinate applications for international scholarships.
If you have questions, stop by the office at 102 Brister Hall or contact us at 901-678-2814
or at email@example.com. Honors Program students should also contact the Honors
Program Office at 204 Scates Hall for additional assistance.