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Funding, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid

Students often assume it is more expensive to study abroad than to remain on UT's campus, however many education abroad destinations offer lower tuition and cost of living. Students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how financial aid will be applied towards an education abroad program. In most cases, students can apply Federal Student Aid and Bright Futures Scholarships to education abroad experiences. Federal Financial Aid that typically transfers may include: the Pell Grant, Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans, and Parent PLUS loans. Scholarships specific to UT do not transfer towards education abroad; these include all UT merit scholarships, departmental scholarships, the UT Need Based Grant, and the Florida Resident's Access Grant (FRAG). Students pay only the cost associated with their program abroad and a UT Travel and Insurance fee. Students will not pay UT tuition, fees, or room & board during their time abroad.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UT TRAVEL COURSES:

UT HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

The Honors Program has scholarships available for honors students enrolled in an honors UT travel course. Applications are available in PH 307.
Deadline: November 16

 

UT FINANCE & ECONOMICS EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD
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Finance, Economics, or International Business and Finance/Economics majors with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT Transcript are eligible to apply for an education abroad award for a spring semester program or spring travel course.
Deadline: November 15

 

PHILIP QUINN EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a criminology major with at least 60 credit hours and a 3.2 GPA enrolled in a UT travel course. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a CRM travel course, but other applications will be considered. Please contact Dr. Susan Brinkley in PH 206 to apply.
Deadline: October 15


LIVFUND SCHOLARSHIPS - for programs in Central and South America
http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/study-volunteer-intern-abroad/

This scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six [6] months in advance of their program start date. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each month.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SEMESTER, SUMMER, AND YEAR ABROAD PROGRAMS:

LIVFund Scholarships - for programs in Central and South America
http://www.livfund.org/scholarship/study-volunteer-intern-abroad/

This scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six [6] months in advance of their program start date. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each month.
 

THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD
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Students with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT Transcript are eligible to apply for a $1,000 education abroad award each semester and a $500 award each summer.
Deadlines: spring programs October 1 summer and fall programs March 1


 

PROGRAM PROVIDER SCHOLARSHIPS 

Most program providers offer both merit and need-based aid. Consult the provider's web site for available scholarships, deadlines and other details. Also contact your education abroad advisor as some program providers make their aid available through the UT Office of International Programs.
 

 

PHI KAPPA PHI 
www.phikappaphi.org/StudyAbroad

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Students do not need to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply.

THE ORGANIZATION WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE (OWIT) SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.tbowit.org/Scholarship

The Tampa Bay OWIT (TBOWIT) scholarships are designed to help support a deserving student male or female in an international study opportunity. The scholarships are designed for those students who are interested in international relations, development, trade, economics, or business.

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS 
http://www.iie.org/Students

The Institute for International Education, IIE, offers several scholarship programs. The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who receive a Federal Pell Grant. Boren Awards are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. interests and
underrepresented in education abroad. Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships to help fund study programs in East and Southeast Asia.

 

FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD
www.fundforeducationabroad.com

The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

 

BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIPS 
www.bridgingfoundation.org/

The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to US undergraduates to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS 
https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/apply-grants/district-grants

The Ambassadorial Scholarship aims to further international understanding among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

 

EDUCATION ABROAD FUNDING SEARCHES
www.iefa.org
www.studyabroadfunding.org
http://www.goabroad.com/scholarships-abroad
http://www.studyabroad101.com/scholarships
https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/study-abroad/