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Scholarships

UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarships

If you were enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UW-Eau Claire at the time you applied to study abroad, you are eligible to apply for a number of study abroad scholarships from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
 
CIE- Administered Foundation Scholarships:
For a list of CIE-administered Foundation Scholarships, click here. To learn more, see deadlines and to apply, Click Here. Additional details are on the Foundation web site for Study Abroad Scholarships.  

Scholarships Administered by UWEC College or Department:
For additional study abroad scholarships through your college or department, click here

UWEC Geography Department Scholarships:
The UWEC Geography Department awards a $500/semester scholarship to all geography majors who study abroad!  If you go abroad for the academic year, you will receive it each semester as long as you make satisfactory academic progress. Check with the department for details!
 
Students who receive Foundation Study Abroad or Viennese Ball Scholarships are asked to write a reflective essay about their experiences upon return.  Follow the link to read insights from some of our study abroad scholarship recipients.

Blugold Commitment Study Abroad Grants

(~70 awards /year; up to $2,000 for semester or academic year; up to $1,000 for summer or winterim)
Eligibility:
  • UW-Eau Claire undergraduate student
  • EFC of $10,000 or less
  • Accepted to an approved UW-Eau Claire study abroad program that costs more than attendance at UW-Eau Claire
You must have a current Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file; grants will be automatically awarded with other financial aid.  You can only receive this grant once.

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grants

(~40 awards/year: up to $2,000 for fall/academic year or spring. No summer or winterim grants available. )
Eligibility:
  • UW-Eau Claire undergraduate student
  • Wisconsin resident
  • EFC of $10,000 or less
  • Accepted to an approved semester-long UW-Eau Claire study abroad program that costs more than attendance at UW-Eau Claire
You must have a current Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file; grants will automatically be awarded with other financial aid.  You can only receive this grant once.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

Students who are: a) U.S. citizens b) undergraduates in good standing at their home university c) currently receiving a federal Pell grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.  Approximately 2,800 awards of up to $5000 will be made nationwide. Applications and complete information are available at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.  Here is a Gilman Info Session PowerPoint that gives an overview of the program and tips on writing your application.

USAC Scholarships

Students who are participating on the USAC programs that are offered at UWEC, might be eligible for USAC scholarships. These are only open to students accepted to a USAC program approved by UWEC.
  • Alliance Scholarship: for any student on the China, Cuba, Thailand, Ghana or France programs. Award amount varies every year as does the amount of awards given. Amounts may vary from $300-$750. Students will be contacted by their UWEC study abroad coordinator when the application is available. 
  • Regional Specific Scholarships: open to any USAC student with a 3.0 GPA. Awards range from $500-$1000. Additional information will be provided on your USAC account, after you've applied.
  • Program specific scholarship: Check USAC's website for program specific scholarships for students studying in Chengdu, China; Pau or Lyon, France; or Massey University, New Zealand. Additional information will be applied to your USAC account after you've applied.

Additional Scholarships

For scholarship databases, including one specifically for international study, click here:
SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES

For scholarships specific to Asia, Germany & Greece, click here:
COUNTRY, PROGRAM, OR REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

For national scholarships available for study in many countries, click here:
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS.pdf