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Easy Guide to Study Abroad Scholarships

This guide should be used as a starting point when looking for scholarships and other opportunities to defray the costs of studying abroad. It is not, however, a comprehensive list of all available scholarships. Students are encouraged to search on their own for additional funding.

Some of the scholarships listed here are offered through the Study Abroad Office, while other scholarships listed are offered through specific Texas Tech colleges or departments, or other outside organizations.

For more information, including full eligibility requirements and deadlines, follow the link provided for each scholarship.

Scholarships Available Through the Texas Tech Office of International Affairs

Award Amount Eligibility Fall/Academic Year Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS) Varies; average awards for 2017-2018 were $500-$1,950 Review SACS eligibility requirements  February 14, 2020 September 25, 2020 February 14, 2020
Buena Vista Endowed Scholarship $3,000 TTU undergraduate pursuing study abroad. Preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need. 3.0 GPA required at time of application. February 15, 2020 October 5, 2019 February 15, 2020
Clinton Colgin Study Abroad Scholarship $3,000 TTU undergraduate pursuing study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla. Preference given to a student who demonstrates financial need. February 15, 2020 October 5, 2019 N/A

Scholarships Available Through Various Texas Tech Colleges, Departments, and Organizations

Award Amount Eligibility Fall/Academic Year Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
CMLL Departmental Scholarships

Varies

Varies Varies Varies Varies
College of Human Sciences Wolf Study Abroad Scholarships Varies Recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Priority will be given to students enrolled in a faculty-led study abroad program in CoHS. Varies Varies Varies
McKenzie Scholars Program  $2,500 for fall/spring programs; $1,500 for Intersession, Maymester and summer programs Applicants must be Rawls College of Business Students. Must submit a video essay between 3-8 minutes long.  March 1 October 1 March 1 
Military & Veterans Programs Office Scholarships Varies by scholarship; several are available Scholarships awarded to veterans and dependents each year based upon available funding. February 1 for current TTU students; March 1 for transfer students February 1 for current TTU students; March 1 for transfer students February 1 for current TTU students; March 1 for transfer students
Raider Rojos  $1,000 Must complete 1 full semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Varies Varies Varies 
Scholarship for Honors Study Abroad Varies Must be in good standing with the Honors College. Must have completed two semesters of academic coursework at TTU, with at least one semester with Honors. Students who plan to study abroad in their last semester must have completed all Honors requirements to be eligible to receive the Honors College Study Abroad scholarship. May 1 October 1 March 1
Sigma Delta Pi Dr. Comfort Awotwi Pratt Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship Varies Sigma Delta Pi members who are pursuing study abroad in Spain or Latin America Not available Not available February 1
Student Disability Services Scholarships Varies Only SDS registered students are eligible. Scholarships are awarded late spring and early summer for use during the following school year. Use of these scholarships toward costs of studying abroad depends on the scholarship the type of award.  Varies Varies Varies
Texas Tech Current Student Scholarships  Varies The university application for current students allows students to apply for over 4,000 internal scholarship with 1 application!  February 1 February 1   February 1
Terry Foundation Scholars Program Varies Must be a Terry Scholar. Students who receive the Terry Scholarship should contact the Texas Tech Terry Scholar Program Coordinator to learn about study abroad funding.  Varies Varies  Varies 

WCOE International Engineering Programs Scholarship

 

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Varies

This scholarship is only for current WCOE students whom are going abroad under financial hardship or with special circumstances. 

Financial need definition: a student that receives federal aid such as: PELL Grant, Federal Loans, or any need-based assistance from the State.

Special circumstances definition: death of a family member, loss of job, natural disasters, etc.

Preference will be given to students who have applied for other abroad scholarships.

March 23, 2020 October 1, 2019 March 2, 2020

Women's Studies Scholarships

Varies Scholarships offered to 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student. Must complete scholarship application form and provide other written materials. February 1 February 1 February 1

Scholarships Available Through Study Abroad Providers and Exchange Partners

Award Amount Eligibility Fall/Academic Year Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Support Varies Students participating on AIFS programs.   Varies Varies Varies 
American College of Thessaloniki Varies Students participating on American College of Thessaloniki programs. Varies Varies Scholarships only available during the semesters.
Arcadia University Scholarships If awarded, semester awards range from $500-$2,500; summer awards range from $250-$1,000. Students participating on Arcadia University programs. Varies Varies Varies
API Study Abroad Scholarships Typically ranges from $250-$1,000 per student, if awarded. The maximum amount awarded is $2,000 for semester students and $1,000 for summer students. Students participating on API programs. June 10 October 15 April 1
CEA Study Abroad Scholarships Varies Students participating on CEA Study Abroad programs. CEA also offers grants and vouchers. Varies Varies Varies
CEPA: European Study Center Scholarships Varies Students studying at the European Study Center with CEPA. April 1 October 1 Scholarships only available during the semesters.
CET Academic Programs Scholarships $500-$1,500 Students participating on CET study abroad programs.  Rolling; scholarship applications reviewed after program applications are reviewed Rolling; scholarship applications reviewed after program applications are reviewed Rolling; scholarship applications reviewed after program applications are reviewed
Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships Varies; partial to full funding available Students participating on CFHI study abroad programs. Varies Varies Varies
CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships Maximum award amounts are: $6,500 for a full semester, $2,500 for the summer, and $2,000 for January term programs. Students participating on CIEE  programs. Varies Varies Varies
CISAbroad Scholarships $250-$750 Students participating on CISAbroad programs. April 7 October 1 March 1
CRCC Asia Scholarships Varies, up to full funding Students participating on CRCC Asia programs.  Varies Varies Varies
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Scholarships If awarded, the combined maximum scholarship for a semester student is $5,000. Summer awards vary from $250-$1,000 depending on the program cost and duration. Students participating on DIS programs. Need and merit based scholarships available. Varies Varies Varies
Global Experiences Scholarships Varies Students participating on Global Experiences programs. Varies Varies Varies
IAU Scholarships Varies Students participating on IAU programs. May 1 October 1 April 1
IES Study Abroad Scholarships Varies Students participating on IES standard study abroad programs. May 1 November 1 April 1
IFSA-Butler Scholarships Varies by scholarship  Students participating on IFSA-Butler programs.  Varies Varies  Varies 
IPSL Scholarships Varies Students participating on IPSL programs. Varies Varies Varies
ISA Scholarships and Grants  Varies Students participating on ISA study abroad programs.  Varies  Varies Varies 
John Cabot University Scholarships Varies Students participating on John Cabot programs. July 15 November 15 April 15 for Summer I; May 15 for Summer II
KCP International Scholarships Varies Students studying on KCP programs. Rolling Rolling Rolling
Lorenzo de' Medici Scholarships Varies Students participating on LdM programs. Must have a 3.25 GPA or higher, and submit an essay and additional academic recommendation. Due by the program application deadline Due by the program application deadline Scholarships only available for semester programs
School for Field Studies Scholarships, Aid, and Loans  Varies Students participating on School for Field Studies programs. Aid applications will be considered after acceptance to the program and payment of the Commitment Deposit. Rolling; review of applications begins in April Rolling; review of applications begins in September Rolling; review of applications begins in February
SIT Study Abroad If awarded, varies generally from $500-$5,000 Students participating in SIT Study Abroad programs.  May 15 November 1  April 1
Semester at Sea  Varies Students participating in Semester at Sea programs. Applications are reviewed after students place a deposit.  Varies   Varies Varies 

Scholarships Through External Sources

Award Amount Eligibility Fall/Academic Year Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships Varies Varies; each scholarship is tailored to reflect the donor's personal interests. specific ethnicity, career path, or background. Varies Varies Varies
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Up to $5,000 U.S. citizens receiving Pell Grants; must be abroad for at least 21 days on a credit-bearing study abroad program. March October October for early deadline; otherwise, March
Boren Awards $8,000 for summer (STEM students only, 8 weeks minimum), $10,000 for a semester, $20,000 for 6-12 months U.S. citizens with preference for study in countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time. February February February 
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan Up to $4,000 U.S. citizens studying in Japan for at least 3 months. Must be a credit-bearing program.  April  October Not available
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship 500 GBP Students studying in the UK for a semester or academic year June 15, 2019 June 15, 2019 Not available
Bruce Alan Ebersole Foundation Scholarship Varies Students seeking a summer learning opportunity in public services, non-profit, or internationally Not available Not available February
Critical Language Scholarship Program If awarded, student will participate in a fully-funded, group-based language intensive program U.S. citizens interested in studying one of 15 critical languages for 8-10 weeks. Not available Not available November of year prior to program
Delta Phi Alpha German Study Abroad Scholarship Up to $1,250 Delta Phi Alpha members who are pursuing study abroad in a German-speaking country. March 15 November 15 November 15
Diversity Abroad Scholarships Varies Students of diverse backgrounds. Varies Varies Varies
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia Varies U.S. citizens or permanent residents who demonstrate financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia. Varies Varies Varies
Fund for Education Abroad Up to $10,000 for academic year; up to $5,000 for a semester; and a minimum of $1,250 for summer Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; currently enrolled undergraduate student; your study abroad program must be eligible for credit from Texas Tech; and your program must be 28 days or longer. Preference given to 1st Generation and minority students.  January 7, 2019, at 12 pm (noon) EST Varies   January 7, 2019, at 12 pm (noon) EST
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Varies Students studying abroad in Germany. Varies Varies Varies
Gilman-McCain Scholarship

$5,000

Dependent children of an active military member during the time of application. Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid. US citizen. Applying for a credit bearing study abroad program. Rolling Rolling Rolling
GoOverseas.com New Zealand Scholarships

Up to $15,000

Students studying in New Zealand for a semester or academic year. October October N/A
GoOverseas.com Study Abroad Scholarship $500 Any student studying abroad is eligible to apply. Varies   Varies  Varies
Golden Key National Honor Society Study Abroad Scholarships  Varies Society members only  Varies  Varies  Varies
InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest Up to $4,000 All international and study abroad students October October October
Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Monthly stipend of NT$25,000 Students studying Mandarin in Taiwan Varies Varies Varies
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship  Varies Must have an active NIAF membership, or have a parent or grandparent with an active membership  Varies  Varies Varies 
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Scholarships Varies Undergraduate National Society of Collegiate Scholars members only. Varies Varies Varies
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants $1,000 Undergraduate student attending a university with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter, GPA of 3.75 or higher March 1 March 1 March 1
Study Abroad in Australia Scholarships Varies For study abroad in Australia Varies Varies Varies

Other Funding Sources

National and International Scholarships and Fellowships Office (NISF)

TTU NISF is dedicated to enhancing the academic quality and reputation of the University. NISF is open to working with all students from all fields and all levels who are interested in merit-based scholarships. 

External Scholarship Databases

Search for a number of different scholarships, grants, and other funding opportunities through organizations outside of Texas Tech:

Community-Based Funding Ideas

Resources from your hometown or local community may prove to be valuable to your scholarship search and study abroad fundraising. Some of the organizations listed may offer scholarships, or may be willing to sponsor your study abroad in other ways. Don't be afraid to ask!

  • Service Clubs - Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, etc.
  • Chamber of Commerce or local town hall
  • Local newspaper
  • Your high school
  • Religious organizations
  • Your employer or a family member's employer

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