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Scholarships for Returned Students

UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarships

There is one UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarships specifically for returned study abroad students!  It is the Leonard and Dorellen Haas Scholarship. Applications will be available late spring semester and students do need to be continuing enrollment at UWEC in order to be eligible.  You can find details below:

Leonard and Dorellen Haas Scholarship

National/International Awards for Post-Graduate Study

For most of these awards, you will be applying the fall semester of your senior year.

Boren Award
Award: Up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. To receive the award you must provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program. Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Award: Airfare, tuition, room and board, cultural program expenses, overseas health benefits, and applicable visa fees for study at intensive summer language institutes in one of thirteen critical foreign languages, as identified by the U.S. State Department
Deadline: mid-November for the following summer
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Award: Full support for an academic year of teaching English, graduate level study, or research abroad. These federal grants for study, research and teaching assistantships are intended to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.
Campus Deadline: October 1 for grants beginning the following fall.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens, undergraduate degree completed prior to beginning of award, no significant experience in country to which applying (does not include undergraduate study abroad).
Campus contact: Cheryl Lochner-Wright ( For more information, also see our website.

Marshall Scholarship (U.K.)
Award: A scholarship for graduate study at a British university; 40 awarded/year.
Marshall Scholarships allow U.S. citizens to study for two or three years in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation to/from the U.S.
Deadline: October for the following academic year.
Eligibility: Those under 26 with minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7 are eligible. Most winners intend academic or public service careers.
Campus contact: Patricia Quinn (

Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Cambridge, England)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Award: full cost of study at Cambridge University, including tuition, fees, a maintenance allowance and airfare.
Deadline: Early October
Eligibility: Applicants from all countries except U.K., undergraduate degree completed prior to beginning of award, outstanding academic record.

Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford, England)
Award: University tuition, fees, insurance, personal stipend, and transportation to/from the U.S. for two or three years of postgraduate study at Oxford University
Deadline: Early October
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens under 24 years of age. Most applicants are seniors. Outstanding academic and extracurricular records.
Campus Contact: Dr. Nicholas Passell (

University of Illinois Fellowship Finder Database
More than 1,100 curated listing of grants and fellowships for graduate students.  Search by "research/study abroad" or "foreign language training" to find internationally-related awards.