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Study Abroad Scholarships

Below you will find several scholarship opportunities. Reveiw the requirements for each and apply for the scholarships you are eligible for.

International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)

The IEFS is distributed in a competition open to all undergraduate and graduate TAMIU students, including international students, meeting the established eligibility requirements and attending a TAMIU approved study abroad program. The IEFS awards grants of up to $3,000. Click here to apply!

Eligibility
1.   Students must be enrolled at least part-time at TAMIU at time of application
2.   Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher (undergrad) or 3.2 or higher (grad)
3.   Students must have been approved for participation in a TAMIU Study Abroad Program


Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez International Fellows Scholarship (G&LM-IFS)

This scholarship aims to diversify and expand the participation of TAMIU students in overseas programs by awarding grants of up to $4,000 to undergraduate students coming from traditionally under-represented fields in education abroad and have chosen a non-traditional location for their study abroad experience. Click here to apply!

Eligibility
1.  Students must have graduated from high schools of Webb or Zapata Counties
2.  Students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher
3.  Students must be classified as sophomore or junior students at the time of their application
4.  Students must have been approved for participation in a TAMIU Study Abroad Program


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Students who are U.S. citizens and receive a Pell Grant may apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, a nationally competitive scholarship which promotes study abroad among underrepresented students.  As part of the electronic application process, all applications must be certified online by both a financial aid and a study abroad advisor. The Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator, will verify that the student is currently receiving a Federal Pell grant and the estimated amount of financial aid, in grants and scholarships, that the student may apply to their study abroad program.  The Study Abroad Advisor will verify the study abroad program information provided by the student and that the program they are applying to is an approved, undergraduate credit-eligible program at the student's home university. Click here to apply!

Eligibility
1.  U.S. citizen
2.  Undergraduate in good standing
3.  Pell grant recipient at time of application
4.  Applying or have been accepted to a university approved undergraduate credit-eligible program
5.  Study in any nation worldwide with the exception of Cuba and those nations currently under a U.S.Department of State Travel Warning
6.  Program must be a minimum of four weeks


National Security Education Program

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad.  NSEP awards scholarships students for study of world regions critical the U.S. interests.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  A NSEP service requirement requires that an award recipient must first seek work in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State or the Intelligence Community, and, if no positions are available, seek work in the broader federal sector.  Click here to apply!

Eligibility
1.  A U.S. citizen at the time of application
2.  A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and matriculated as a freshman, sophomore, junrior or senior in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities accredted by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
3.  Applying to engage in study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that has been approved by the home institution
4.  Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad in a program that ends prior to the students' graduation


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappy Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.  Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.  Click here to apply!

Eligibility
1.  Attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter
2.  Have a minimum of 30 semester hours and no more than 90 seemester hours by the deadline
3.  Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
4.  Have at least two semesters remaining in residence at his/her home institution after completing the study abroad experience
5.  Must have been accepted into a study abroad program
6.  The study abroad program should relate directly to your academic preparation, potential career choice, or commitment to the welfare of others


Using Post 9/11 GI Bill for Study Abroad Costs

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has the potential to allow many more American students with diverse backgrounds to study abroad. The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an important clarification of their policies that will help veterans and campus administrators to better understand how the GI Bill benefits can be used to help cover the cost of certain study abroad activities. In guidance they issued in response to questions we have been discussing with them, the VA addresses several of the ways that students can enroll in study abroad programs, and spells out what is eligible to be covered. The VA has just posted this guidance on their Post-9/11 GI Bill website, as a "Post-9/11 Study Abroad Fact Sheet"


Foundation for Global Scholars

The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience.  Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. Students may apply for any of the four scholarships available from the Foundation providing they meet the eligibility requirements for each one. They are: Foundation for Global Scholars General Scholarship, STA Travel Scholar Award, Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship, Banks Family Scholarship.  Click here to apply!


Rotary Scholarship 

There are three types of Rotary Scholarships: the Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship; the Multi -Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, which is awarded for two or three years of specific degree oriented study abroad; and the Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship which is awarded for three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and all tuition & fees as well as room and board. Recipients will not be assigned to study in areas of a country where they have previously lived or studied for more than six months. Application deadlines vary as they are set by individual Rotary Clubs. More info


Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following benefits: $600 stipend, support from a team of professional editors, career training in writing and photography, and guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and the Matador Network.  More Info


Institute for International Education

IIE’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center awards two scholarships to students who are enrolled in IIENetwork Member Institutions throughout the region.  The two awards of $2,500 each are granted by the Adell & Hancock Scholarship Fund, established to provide both U.S. and international students the opportunity to study abroad and in doing so, opening their mind to the world.  The Adell & Hancock Fund Scholarships are available to U.S. Students in the region who will study abroad as part of a program beginning during the 2011 calendar year, as well as international students that will soon or currently are studying in the region who may choose to apply the award toward their study abroad experience in the U.S.

For more information about the scholarships and to download the applications, please visit the IIE Rochy Mountain Regional Center website at www.rockymountainiie.org/scholarships.
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