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 International Services Office.
SRU Study Abroad Scholarships
Robert McCollum Scholarship: SRU students participating in a semester- or year-long study abroad program are eligible to apply. One $500 award will be made each spring and fall semester. Click here for further information and application materials.
Frank Chua International Study Scholarship: 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 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Click here for further information and application materials.
Connel Ashmore Baker Scholarship: SRU students participating in any SRU Study Abroad Program are eligible. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis, and is in the amount of $250-$750 per semester for the 2012-2013 academic year. Click here for further information and application materials.
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 ScholarshipThis 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.