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SPOTLIGHT

Please check with the Financial Aid Office early in your exploration and planning for further information.

In general, grants and loans can travel with you on programs approved by SRU. Under certain circumstances, they can be increased if you can document that your expenses are higher than they are for your studies here. Applicability of scholarships and waivers vary, so be sure to ask for details if you are a recipient of this type of aid.  Click here for SRU’s Financial Aid for Study Abroad website.

SRU Travel Grant

To support international experiences for SRU students, travel stipends are offered for semester and year-long programs. Travel to Asia and Australia earns a $700.00 travel grant; for other locations, a $400.00 grant is awarded. Additionally, our short-term programs include SRU funding built in to the package price. Further details are available from the Office for Global Engagement 

SRU Study Abroad Scholarships

*All scholarship information is subject to change.

ISIC Scholarship(offered for students studying abroad for Summer or Fall 2014 only)

This scholarship is a one-time only offer open to all SRU students engaging in a semester-long SRU study abroad program. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be studying abroad in Summer or Fall of 2014. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $400 for Summer or Fall 2014. This scholarship directly applies to flight costs. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, please make sure you have not already booked your flight and contact the Adviser for International and Study Abroad Students, Tess Crispin at Theresa.crispin@sru.edu, Slippery Rock University, Office for Global Engagement, Phone: 724-738-2057. Please return the application form to the Office for Global Engagement by April 1, 2014 if you are studying abroad in the Summer or Fall of 2014. Please type or print all information. Click here for further information and application materials.

Robert McCollum Scholarship (offered for students studying abroad for fall semester only)

This scholarship is open to all SRU students engaging in a semester-long SRU study abroad program. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be studying abroad for a minimum of one semester. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 for the fall semester. Requirements include the completed application form, a resume, a letter of recommendation, a 1-2 page typed essay and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Consideration will also be given to financial need. Click here for further information and application materials.

Frank Chua International Study Scholarship (offered once per year: fall, spring, or summer)

SRU undergraduate students engaging in a semester-long study abroad program in a culture that is not similar to their primary ethnic culture are eligible. An example of this would be a Euro-American wanting to study in Asia or an Asian-American wanting to study in Africa. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis, and is in the amount of $500 per semester per academic year. Click here for further information and application materials.

Connel Ashmore Baker Scholarship (offered for students studying abroad for spring semester only)

This scholarship is open to all SRU students engaging in a semester-long SRU study abroad program. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be studying abroad for a minimum of one semester. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 for the spring semester. Requirements include the completed application form, a resume, a letter of recommendation, a 1-2 page typed essay and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Consideration will also be given to financial need.  Click here for further information and application materials.

PASSHE Scholarships

Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award

This award was established by the PASSHE International Education Council (PIEC) and the Chancellor’s Council of Social Equity, Campus Climate and Inclusion (CCSECCI) to acknowledge and applaud Dr. John C. Cavanaugh’s dynamic leadership. Dr. Cavanaugh served as Chancellor of PASSHE from July 1, 2008 thru February 28, 2013 and worked diligently to increase and improve international education experiences for students within PASSHE.

The purpose of this award is to provide funding for a PASSHE student(s) to participate in an international education experience including programs such as student and teacher exchanges, second-language learning, and educational cooperation between schools in different countries.

Students interested in applying can visit the following website for more information and application requirements: http://www.thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-Cavanaugh.asp

Applications can be found here

*The application deadline is May 16, 2014 and must be submitted to PASSHE Foundation

PSECU International Education Scholarship

The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) started this scholarship to provide funding for PASSHE students to participate in international educational experiences to help them explore cultures, life experiences and worldviews different from their own.

Students interested in applying can visit the following website for more information and application requirements: http://www.thepafoundation.org/scholarships/s-PSECU.asp

Applications can be found here

*The application deadline is May 16, 2014 and must be submitted to PASSHE Foundation

Grants via CEA and CIS

Grants offered through our third party providers, CEA and CIS, can vary each semester and may also vary by program. Information about these grants will be provided on a semester basis.

Public Access Resources

See Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource. and IIE PASSPORT Study Abroad Funding.

The following programs may also be of interest:

  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship Program This award offers up to $27,000 for tuition, fees, round trip transportation, room, meals, and some educational supplies. Recipients are expected to serve as goodwill ambassadors to the people in their host country and to share their experiences with Rotarians and others upon their return home.
  • The Gilman International Scholarship Program The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
  • The Boren Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students, focusing on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. Undergraduate scholarships provide up to $20,000 and graduate fellowships provide up to $30,000.
  • Freeman Asia Awards Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia. Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association Scholarship This award is open to North American students studying at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. Applications are accepted between January and May.

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