Study Abroad Funding



  • Centre for Global Competency Travel Award: The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance for UCO students who are participating in education abroad programs by paying for round-trip airfare up to $1,000 for semester abroad opportunities and $500 for faculty-led study tours. All programs must be approved by Academic Affairs. In order to be considered, students should submit their initial study abroad application in the new online portal:

    • https://bronchosabroad.uco.edu
    • Once students have been accepted and commit to a program, they can access the required funding request form on their Traveler Dashboard.
  
         Priority Deadline: February 24, 2019, for UCO Faculty-Led Study Tours
                    
  • College Travel Awards:
    The College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts provide limited travel assistance for majors and minors participating in UCO study tours. To be considered for these awards, students should submit an initial study abroad application in the new online portal:

    • https://bronchosabroad.uco.edu
    • Once students have been accepted and commit to a program, they can access the required funding request form on their Traveler Dashboard.

  • College of Education and Professional Studies Education Abroad Scholarship: The College of Education and Professional Studies makes available a limited number of scholarships to support student study abroad opportunities. The availability and amount of support are dependent upon the college budget and may not exceed 50% of total travel expenses. Inquiries may be directed to the dean’s office.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to enable them to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX. Follow the link for additional information and to apply for the scholarship: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.

  • Boren Awards for International Study: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented locations in study abroad. Follow the link to find out more information or apply now: http://www.borenawards.org/.

  • Diversity Abroad: DiversityAbroad.com provides a tool to search for scholarships available to non-traditional study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as from first-generation college students.

  • Fulbright Scholarship: This scholarship program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. It awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2008, at a cost of more than $275.4 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries. Follow the link to find out more information:
    https://www.uco.edu/student-affairs/cgc/redirect_fulbright.asp.

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA): The Fund for Education Abroad invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250-$10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days. Undergraduate students interested in studying abroad in Spring 2020, should visit the FEA website in July to access the Spring Application.

  • Freeman-ASIA: Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. This award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Follow the link for additional information or to apply for the scholarship: http://www.iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia.

  • International Education Financial Aid: IEFA is an online resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for both U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find a comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. Follow the link for additional information: http://www.iefa.org.