As soon as you decide to study or intern abroad, make an appointment to see a financial aid counselor. Remember to take a copy of the budget for your program to your appointment. For additional information about study abroad and financial aid, click here. Though many types of financial aid and scholarships apply to study abroad and international internships, there are some exceptions. The Financial Aid Office can advise you about what will apply. WOU also offers a variety of scholarships, some of which you may be able to use for study abroad.
Fund Raising for Study Abroad or International Internships
Project Travel lets you tell your travel story, connect with your global community, and garner support for your experience.
WOU Scholarships for Study Abroad
Friends of Gentle House Foreign Study Grant: Available to a WOU student in the German Program. Criteria | ApplicationDeadlines: Winter term: October 30; Spring term, February 1; Summer or Fall terms, April 1. One $1,000 scholarship available.
Storyteller Scholarship: http://ccsa.cc/scholarships/ccsa-storyteller
CISabroad Scholarships: available to students accepted to CIS programs. 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad.
IE3 Global Scholarship: http://ie3global.org/school/western-oregon-university/funding/grants-scholarships/
Need Based Financial Aid: https://fieldstudies.org/admissions/aid/
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Students interested in underrepresented fields of study; Pell Grant recipient and first generation college students.
Boren Awards–National Security Education Program — WOU Deadline 12/15: Students who wish to work in the federal national security arena and the federal government.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: Undergraduate and graduate students advocating peace, justice and social change.
Elie Wiesel’s Prize on Ethics: Undergraduate full-time juniors and seniors interested in the education of ethical dimensions; ethics essay required.
Fund for Education Abroad: DACA students, student athletes, minorities, veterans interested in studying in non-traditional locations.
Golden Key: Current active GK undergraduate students, graduate students and advisers must attend conference in Arizona and show development gained from conference.
National Italian American Foundation: Undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates and legal students who have at least one Italian ancestor.Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Competition: Undergraduates who have applied or have been accepted in to study abroad program; must attend institution with active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
$2000 “No Essay” College Scholarship: All students who are planning or enrolling within 12 months to a study abroad program.
More Scholarships and Information
College Board Scholarship Search
General financial aid information
International Education Financial Aid
Student Aid on the Web
Student Scholarships Program
Univ. of Minnesota Scholarship Database
Scholarship for the National Student Exchange
Financial Planning for Study Abroad