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Study abroad scholarships

International Center scholarships

The International Center administers and awards several scholarships for study abroad during the semester, academic year or summer. Students studying abroad apply online through myStudyAbroad in conjunction with their program application. Non-MU (visiting) students are not eligible for scholarships from MU and should work with their home university's study abroad and financial aid offices to research financial aid and scholarship options.

Smith Family Scholarship recipient in Australia.
  • International Center Scholarship ($500–$1,000)
  • Bond International Scholars Award ($5,000) — Provides awards to MU undergraduate or graduate students studying abroad for a semester or academic/calendar year. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate their academic merit or financial need.
  • Smith Family Scholarship ($1,000) — Provides awards to MU students participating on MU-approved study abroad programs throughout the world. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need, and 40 percent of annual scholarship awards will be given to students enrolled in the MU Trulaske College of Business. Students who receive Smith Family Scholarships are expected to contribute to the International Center's study abroad blog.
  • Jorgenson Scholars Abroad Fund ($500–$750) —Provides travel awards for MU students with financial need participating on the long-standing student exchange between the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and MU. MU students study at the University of Manchester for a semester or academic year.
  • Geoffrey Heyday Memorial Scholarship for London Study ($500) — Provides scholarship awards for MU students who have distinguished themselves both academically and in terms of demonstrating leadership on and off the MU campus, and who have demonstrated financial need.
  • John and Alice Castle Archaeology Scholarship ($2,000) — Provides merit-based awards for MU students and recent graduates undertaking archaeological fieldwork in Jordan.
  • FIExplore! Study Abroad Planning Scholarship ($3,000) — Awarded Feb. 15 of each academic year to a first-year MU student. Scholarship can be used on qualifying FIE programs during the recipient's sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Alumni Gift Scholarship ($250–$500) — Funded by generous donations from study abroad alumni and supporters and awarded to MU students participating on MU-approved study abroad programs throughout the world. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Faculty-led early acceptance date scholarship ($500) — Students who apply to summer faculty-led programs by the early acceptance date are eligible for scholarship funds reserved for early acceptance applicants.

Affiliated program scholarships

In addition to those listed above, which are scholarships specifically designated for MU students, the following MU affiliated programs offer their own scholarships. Apply directly to the program sponsor.

MU divisional scholarships

The following divisions offer study abroad scholarships specifically for their students: