Students participating in a study away program through Warren Wilson College retain their financial aid in most cases. Depending on the type of study abroad program you select, you may or may not be able to access financial aid to help cover program expenses. If you select an exchange program, you should receive both federal and institutional aid for the given semester(s). If you participate in an approved external program, you should receive federal aid, but not institutional aid. If you participate in a faculty-led program, in most cases students will have already used their full financial aid award to cover expenses for the given semester so they will not have access to further aid to cover the program fee (check with the financial aid office to be sure). In addition to your financial aid, any number of the suggested scholarship below.
Gilman International Scholarship Program (for Pell Grant recipients only)
Grants of up to $5,000. Students studying Critical Need Language may receive an additional $8,000 supplement. This online application will be available approximately one-and-a-half to two months prior to the application deadline for each cycle. If your program starts between July 15 and October 15, apply for the Fall program application. If your program starts between December 15 and April 15, apply for the Spring program application.
Scholarships of up to $10,000/semester, $20,000/year for study in select countries. The program requires foreign language study and a service component as a follow-up. This scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study away. There is also additional funding for language intensive programs. Applications due late January.
Diversity Abroad.com Scholarship
A variety of program specific scholarships for fall, spring, and summer study away programs. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Awards of up to $4000 for study in Japan.
Need and merit-based scholarships for students participating in CIEE programs.
SIT Study Abroad Scholarships
Need and merit-based scholarships for students participating in SIT programs. SIT now offers Pell Grant Match Scholarships for over 30 semester abroad programs.
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $10,000. FEA is focused on awarding scholarships to under-represented groups in education abroad, but any student may apply. You must study away for at least 4 weeks. Applications open mid-November, due mid-January.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. Applications open mid-September, due mid-November.
John Couch Scholarship for Study Abroad in France
The scholarship is used to support study in France for deserving college or university students of French. The NC-AATF has created an educational endowment fund that will normally produce funds for one or more scholarships to be awarded each year. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who have declared a French major and completed at least two French courses beyond the intermediate level in an accredited college or university in North Carolina.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to candidates in all career fields, and applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year. Candidates in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is strongly preferred. Applications due December 1 for the following academic year.
Go Overseas Scholarships
Go Overseas scholarships are available to any students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study away programs and award up to $500. Essay based. Early May deadline. Check website.
STA Travel “Start the Adventure” Scholarship
Double up! In an effort to make international travel more accessible to student and youth travelers, STA Travel has partnered with the Foundation for Global Scholars to create the Start the Adventure Scholarship. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student and a matching $2,500 donation will be made to the student's home university or college to award to an additional student of their choice for study away.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia. With awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad.
Rainbow Scholarship/Dedicated Scholarship
members of the Rainbow SIG have created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for use during the academic year.
Start the Adventure (STA)
STA offers scholarships in increments of $2,500 for all students majoring in Photography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism, and Foreign Languages.
InternationalStudent.com Travel Video contest
Students studying abroad, and those who want to study abroad are welcome to enter (this includes both international students and study abroad students). To enter, students would need to submit a 5 minute video telling us why they want to study abroad, or if they are already studying abroad, a trip they want to take. This years winner will receive $4,000 and their own blog.
Additional scholarship opportunities:
Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
We also encourage students to visit IEE to explore additional funding options.