Semester-Long Study Abroad
The International Programs Fund Award
Qualified W&J students may apply for scholarships ranging in amount from $500-$4,000 to participate in approved study-abroad programs for a semester or academic year. To be eligible for these awards, students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be enrolled as a full-time W&J student, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. This award is generously endowed by W&J alumni.
Applications are due to the Office of Global Education by March 15 (for fall semester or full-year abroad) or October 15 (for spring semester abroad).
The Richard S. Pett Academic Travel Award
Established in memory of Richard S. Pett by his wife, Lynne, and his daughters, Melissa and Lauren, the Academic Travel Award goes to a deserving junior or senior majoring in a foreign language who desires to study abroad. For more information, contact the Department of Modern Languages.
Short-term Study Abroad
Edward and Barbara Greb Travel Award **UPDATED FOR INTERSESSION 2013**
The Edward and Barbara Greb Travel Award assists students who will be studying abroad during Intersession. Recipients will receive an award that will help offset expenses while studying abroad. Applicants must be full-time students and in good standing with the College. Applications for intersession 2013 are due to the Office of Global Education by October 15, 2012.
Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership
The Vira Heinz Endowment awards three $5,000 scholarships to Washington & Jefferson College female students planning to spend a summer studying abroad. Applicants must be in their sophomore or junior year prior to the summer they are planning to study abroad. The application deadline is typically in November, and applications are processed through the Office of Global Education. To learn more about the program, visit the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduates from two and four year institutions. It aims to supports students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Must receive a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.
Scholarships range from $12,000 - $26,000. Cultural Scholarships (3-6 months) and Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships available. Club deadlines vary from March to mid-July for study beginning the next academic year.
Boren Awards for International Study
The Boren Awards provide a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates wishing to study abroad. The program awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (any area outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand). On-campus application deadline is December 1 for study abroad during the 2012-13 academic year.
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.
The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.
GO! Study Abroad Scholarships
GO! Overseas offers scholarships of up to $1,000 to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study abroad programs of any duration. Awards are made on the basis of creativity, analytical thinking, and passion for studying abroad.
German Academic Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers a variety of scholarships as well as provides financial support to over 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.
German Honorary Society Scholarship
Inducted members of the Delta Phi Alpha German honorary society are eligible to apply for the Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung scholarship, which helps to defray the costs of a semester abroad in a German-speaking country.
The Bridging Scholarship offers a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship
$5,000 - $9,000 scholarships available for study in Japan.
Japan Monbukagakusho Scholarship
Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), offers five different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
For advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo. Visit the CASA website for more information.