Maryville Study Abroad Scholarships make it easy for you to have an international experience, either for a semester or as part of a faculty-led experiential program.  For more information, go to the Center for International Education in International House or see any member of the IPC.

  • Students are eligible to use their Maryville College FAFSA aid to study abroad for the majority of programs (except ISEP-Direct, summer programs offering less than 6-credits, or non-MC programs). 
    Talk to the Financial Aid Office early to understand what aid is available to you.
  • Preference for Maryville College scholarships goes to students who have not previously received a study abroad scholarship.

Maryville College Scholarships

Faculty-led Program Scholarship (Travel-Study)

Travel Study Scholarship

Generally up to 50% of program cost.
*limited number of awards.  
 
This award is only for faculty-led Travel Study Programs.
 
Students will be considered for all scholarship funds available.  These are need based awards and need is determined based on BOTH FAFSA information AND an essay explaining need.
 
Please note that due to limited availability of Tuck funding for 2018-19, Tuck is not available to Travel Study applicants.
 
Application Deadline: October 1 for 2019 Travel Study Programs
 
 

Semester/Summer Scholarships

Ragsdale International Scholarship »

$2,000 Maximum

Funding preference for Ragsdale Scholarships shall be given to extended study (semester/year-long programs).   The Ragsdale Scholarship is a need-based award, and consideration is given to the need level outlined by the financial aid office, and an essay the student writes to explain his/her financial situation. In general, the Ragsdale scholarship can be used cover any required costs related to studying abroad, including travel-related costs above and beyond the base cost of education.
 
*Travel Study applicants should apply for a Travel Study Scholarship and will automatically be considered for Ragsdale.

Eligibility:
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a pre-approved study abroad program.
  • The applicant must study abroad in a country not currently under a U.S. Dept. of State Travel Advisory levels 3 or 4.
  • The applicant agrees to participate in the Ragsdale International Scholarship Program, which will include requirements such as pre-departure and re-entry programming, along with an online journal and follow-up project.
  • The applicant can demonstrate financial need.
Be Prepared:
The online application is going to ask you to upload
  • an essay to explain your need (see the application form for exact questions)
  • a budget sheet (see CIE for a template)
Application Deadlines:
October 1 for travel in the spring semester | March 1 for travel in the summer session or fall semester.
 
 

Ken Tuck International Study Award »

$3,000 maximum

Funding preference for Ken Tuck International Study Scholarships shall be given to extended study (semester/year-long programs), however, consideration will also be given to short-term travel study applicants. The Ken Tuck International Study Scholarship is a merit- and need-based award, and consideration is given to the need level outlined by the financial aid office, and the scholarship essay. In general, the Ken Tuck International Study Scholarship will cover any required costs related to studying abroad, including travel-related costs above and beyond the base cost of education.

Eligibility:
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a pre-approved study abroad program.
  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of one year of full-time study at Maryville College at the time of application.
  • The applicant must study abroad in a country not currently under a U.S. Dept. of State Travel Advisory levels 3 or 4.
  • The applicant should be an ambitious and productive member of the Maryville College student body and have demonstrated good citizenship in a way that has enhanced the Maryville College community.
  • The applicant agrees to participate in the Ken Tuck International Scholarship Program, which will include requirements such as pre-departure and re-entry programming, along with an online journal and follow-up project.
Be Prepared:
The online application is going to ask you to upload:
  • an essay explaining how you currently demonstrate good citizenship and how this program is tied to your vocational interests.
  • a copy of your unofficial transcript (can be printed to PDF from Self-Service)
  • a reference letter from a MC faculty or staff member.  Letters should refer to how you have contributed to the MC community.
  • a budget sheet  (see CIE for a template)
Application Deadlines: 
October 1 for travel in the spring semester | March 1 for travel in the summer, fall or Travel Study.
 

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External Funding Sources

  • Gilman International Scholarship
  • IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
  • ISEP Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • CEA Study Abroad Scholarships
  • CISabroad Scholarships
  • ISA Scholarships
  • NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad
  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
  • Asia-Pacific Foundation
  • The American Women's Club in Stockholm, Sweden, Scholarship
  • Critical Languages Scholarship
  • DAAD Scholarships for Germany
  • ItaliaRail Scholarship for Italy
  • Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship
  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
  • Go Overseas Scholarship

Gilman International Scholarship

The Institute of International Education has opened the application cycle for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Founded by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program provides scholarships of up to $5,000 for eligible undergraduate students to pursue study abroad. The online application can be accessed at the Gilman Web site.
More Info and Application

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall or Summer - Usually in March
  • Spring - mid-September

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience.  Visit the website for information on eligibility, selection and application.

More Info and Application


ISEP Scholarships & Financial Aid

Information on scholarships for specific ISEP programs can be found on their website.

Annette Kade Scholarship: $500-1000

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are a student at one of our U.S. member institutions and are planning to study in French or German at a member institution in Austria, France, French Antilles, Germany, Reunion Island or Switzerland.

ISEP Community Scholarship:  $500

ISEP students from any member institution with demonstrated financial need qualify to apply for the ISEP Community Scholarship. You are encouraged to apply if you are a student who is statistically underrepresented in study abroad:

  • You’re the first person in your family to attend college or university
  • You identify as LGBTQ
  • You currently serve in your country’s military or you are a military veteran
  • You’re an ethnic, racial or religious minority in your home country
  • You have a disability
  • You study science, technology, engineering, mathematics or education
  • You are studying abroad to learn a second language
ISEP Founders Fellowship: $2500

You are qualified to apply for this fellowship if you are attending an ISEP member university and meet the eligibility criteria for the fellowship which includes demonstrated financial need and express through a creative project and personal statement your passion for language learning while studying abroad.

Massey University Scholarship: up to $1000

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are attending Massey University in New Zealand for a semester or full year program on ISEP Direct.

Explore New Zealand Scholarship: $500

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are attending Massey University for the National Expedition and Internship summer program on ISEP Direct.

Massey University Global Student Athlete Award: $1000

Massey University offers up to NZ $1,000 in funds to qualified student athletes studying for a Fall or Spring Semester at Massey. See the Global Student Athlete website for more information on student athletics.
More Info and Application


CEA Study Abroad Scholarships

CEA scholarships are open to all CEA program participants (MC students are approved for summer and summer internship programs) who meet the eligibility requirements; their objective is to aid students in subsidizing the cost of their study abroad program.  
More Info and Application


CIS Abroad Scholarships

As an affiliate of CIS Abroad, Maryville College students may automatically receive a $100 grant for a summer or short-term program. Additional CIS scholarships for their study abroad programs are listed on their site.
Details and Application


ISA/GlobaLinks Scholarships

As an ISA affiliated school, Maryville College students get an automatic $200 discount on program fees.  
Details and Application

 

NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education is accepting applications for the 2005-06 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren undergraduate scholarships for study abroad. These scholarships provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 a semester to $20,000 for an academic year.
Details and Application

Application Deadline: February (one deadline/year)


Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship aimed at increasing non-traditional students' participation in education abroad in the Asia/Pacific region. Diversity Abroad, in partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and the Foundation for Asia Pacific Education will offer $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during summer, fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is open to students at community colleges as well as at four-year institutions, regardless of which institution or provider they use to pursue education abroad in the region. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, having a physical disability, or first-generation college student.
Details and Application

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan..

Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).

Application Deadline: April
Details and Application

 

Asia-Pacific Foundation

This foundation helps students to obtain international experience in the Asia Pacific region by awarding scholarships, particularly to students who are from underrepresented populations in international education.  Examples of underrepresented populations may include but is not limited to: students from low income families; ethnic backgrounds; academic majors; Rocky Mountain geographic region; and first-generation college students.
More Info and Application


The American Women's Club in Stockholm, Sweden, Scholarship

The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden. In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be currently living in the USA, 18 years or older, an American female citizen and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute.

Application Deadlines: March and September
More Info and Application


Critical Languages Scholarship

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in 13 critical need foreign languages for summer 2011.  The CLS Program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu.

Application Deadline: November 15th (to CLS directly)
More Info and Application

 

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. 
More Info and Application

 

ItaliaRail Scholarship 

ItaliaRail is committed to helping students study abroad in Italy—and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture. The ItaliaRail Scholarship is open to those who have enrolled in their college or university's Study Abroad program in Italy.

More Info and Application

 

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

This program provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.  They recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.  The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. 
More Info and Application

 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. As of the 2018-2019, academic year, FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for the full academic year; $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer.

More Information

 

Go Overseas Scholarship

GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.  Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum of $1,000. 

More Information

 

Other scholarship listings may be found at:

 

Scholarships for Post-Graduation Study Abroad: