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Financial Aid for Semester or Year-long Study Abroad


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The following websites will help you to locate and identify scholarships that may be appropriate for you and your goals:

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For Hollins Abroad and Hollins-Affiliated Programs

All Hollins financial aid (except work-study) that you receive for study at Hollins can be applied to any Hollins study abroad program for one or two terms (depending on the program). In a few cases, special application procedures apply. There are also several Hollins scholarships designated specifically for study abroad.

The Switzer Wise, Louise King Tower, Stuart Degginger, Myles Abroad, and Mary Rowland Sowell Abroad Scholarships are awarded to abroaders eligible for need-based financial aid. The funds replace work-study earnings and may also increase a student's total grant amount. Please make an appointment with Scholarships and Financial Assistance to discuss your options.

The International Travel Awards (for Semester & Year Long Programs) are awarded to one or more abroaders based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need. Both provide funds to cover expenses for study abroad not covered by the comprehensive fee, e.g., airfare, optional tickets and trips, etc.

The Anne Gregory Paris Fellowship is awarded to one or more Hollins Abroad-Paris students based on academic merit and commitment to the study of French language and culture. Preference is given to students with financial need. This fellowship helps cover expenses not included in the comprehensive fee (airfare, theatre tickets, culinary arts course, independent cultural travel, etc.)  

The Marguerite Prinet Scholarship is awarded to one or more Hollins Abroad-Paris students majoring in studio art or art history based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need. It helps cover expenses that are not included in the comprehensive fee (airfare, theatre and concert tickets, cultural excursions within France.) 

For Short Term Overseas Programs (J-Term, Spring Break, Summer)

International Travel & Scholar Awards (JTerm/SpringBreak) are awarded to one or more students pursuing an overseas an academic program or course during J-term as well as the Jamaica Service Project during spring break. Based on academic merit with preference given to students with financial need.

Note: Travel awards are also available for our London Summer Internship Program, and the application for funding for that program is built into the program application so that students attending that program will receive earlier notification. 

Outside Scholarship Funds

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship provides a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill their academic and personal ambitions. The award will be £1,000 for a semester or year abroad.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan - The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. This program awards about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

David L. Boren Scholarships for Undergraduates - Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions that are critical to U.S. security interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Freeman-ASIA scholarship
The Freeman-ASIA scholarship awards are designed for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia for academic credit.

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships -The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service supports the internationalization of German universities and promotes German studies and the German language abroad. This organization offers scholarships for students wishing to study, complete research, or intern in Germany.

Gilman Scholarships – Scholarships for U.S. citizens who are eligible to receive federal Pell Grants. Preference categories include study outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, high financial need, diverse ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, nontraditional age, nontraditional academic interests.

The Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long Japanese study abroad program. This scholarship is unique in that it offers up to the full cost of attendance for a semester or year of study abroad. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by individual financial need and other qualifications.

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WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship
Weekend Student Adventures (WSA) Europe offers the WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship, designed to help defray the cost of the international student experience. $500 is distributed to worthy applicants three times a year (Spring/Summer/Fall terms). Deadlines for applications are typically one month before the start of the school semester being applied to. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen with at least a 3.0 GPA who will be studying abroad in Europe for at least four weeks. 

More information on these and other financial aid opportunities is available in the International Programs Office in Turner Hall.

Last modified 01/17/2019