General Information

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.

Information about WOU financial aid and study abroad

 Scholarships by Program Provider

CCSA Scholarships 

Storyteller Scholarship

CISabroad Scholarships: available to students accepted to CIS programs. 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad.


Geo Scholarships

IE3 Scholarships

IE3 Global Scholarship:

SEA Scholarships

Need Based Financial 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

Canada Study Scholarships

Loan Information

Study Abroad Loans
Sallie Mae Signature Loan
Wells Fargo Education Connection Loan

Financial Planning for Study Abroad

Studying Abroad Without Being Rich
Take Advantage of Existing Opportunities for Study Abroad



Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges

503-838-8425 | or e-mail:  | Location: Maaske Hall 106