Scholarships & Funding Resources
Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to apply for scholarships early. Most scholarships do not require you to be accepted or even applied to a study abroad program to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. In addition to specific study abroad scholarships, you can also use most general scholarships to fund your study abroad experience.
CGE Global Engagement Scholarship
Marymount University is committed to providing students with an education that facilitates global awareness and engagement. To encourage students to broaden their global perspective through education abroad, the Center for Global Education will award scholarships based on merit and financial need to help cover the costs of any of its Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 study abroad program options, including short-term faculty-led summer programs, international internships, and semester programs.
Scholarships range from $500-$1000 for the short-term faculty-led summer programs and Global Classroom Series Programs. Scholarships for semester programs and international internship programs range from $1,000-$5,000. Final award amounts are based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.
Students wishing to be considered on the basis of both need and merit must have already applied to an approved global education program, have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, submit an MU Financial Aid Award letter (*international students are excepted from the financial aid award letter requirement), and submit a 500-word essay describing how an international experience will help them meet their personal and academic goals.
Students wishing to be considered on the basis of merit-only must have already applied to an approved global education program, have an overall GPA of at least 3.5, and submit a 500-word essay describing how an international experience will help them meet their personal and academic goals.
Students awarded Global Education Engagement scholarships demonstrate an interest in studying in non-traditional locations, foreign language study and/or service learning. All award recipients are required to assist the CGE in the promotion of global education opportunities upon their return to Marymount.
Application Deadline for SUMMER 2016 Scholarship Funding: February 15th, 2016
APPLY for the Summer 2016 Global Engagement Scholarship NOW!
Application Deadline for FALL 2016 Scholarship Funding: March 15th, 2016
APPLY for the Fall 2016 Global Engagement Scholarship NOW!
Application Deadline for SPRING 2017 Scholarship Funding: October 15th, 2016
APPLY for the Spring 2017 Global Engagement Scholarship NOW!
Federal Goverment Scholarships for Study Abroad
Visit this page to learn more about the excellent study abroad programs and funding options available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students through the federal goverment.
Recommended External Study Abroad Scholarships
This PDF document provides information on a diverse array of recommended scholarships that are specifically designed for students studying abroad. Please refer to the individual websites for deadlines, eligibility and application procedures. Links to the funding opportunities available through our recommended program providers are included on this list.
NOTE: This is by no means an exhaustive list of available scholarships. There many more study abroad scholarships that you can find with a bit of searching and persistence! After taking a look at this list, the CGE recommends that students make use of the scholarship search engines below for more funding support.
Scholarship & Grant Search Enginges
These websites offer extensive information about study abroad funding opportunities
Creative Ways to Finance Study Abroad
This PDF document provides some creative strategies, resources and clear action steps so that you can obtain the funding you need to study abroad.