General Information

As soon as you decide to study or intern abroad, make an appointment to see a financial aid counselor. Remember to take a copy of the budget for your program to your appointment.  For additional information about study abroad and financial aid, click here.  Though many types of financial aid and scholarships apply to study abroad and international internships, there are some exceptions. The Financial Aid Office can advise you about what will apply.  WOU also offers a variety of scholarships, some of which you may be able to use for study abroad.

Fund Raising for Study Abroad or International Internships

Project Travel lets you tell your travel story, connect with your global community, and garner support for your experience.

WOU Scholarships for Study Abroad

Friends of Gentle House Foreign Study Grant:  Available to a WOU student in the German Program. Criteria | ApplicationDeadlines: Winter term: October 30; Spring term, February 1; Summer or Fall terms, April 1. One $1,000 scholarship available.

WOU scholarships

Information about WOU financial aid and study abroad

 Scholarships by Program Provider

CCSA Scholarships 

Storyteller Scholarship

Scholarship Information: The Storyteller Scholarship is a way for students to contribute to participation in CCSA programs by telling stories regarding CCSA experiences.  The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the writing that shows the most quality, while tying the content to the specific program for which that student has applied. Content must be CCAA web site appropriate. Other formats like YouTube or a blog may be proposed.

Amount: Max. $1,000 per award.


  • Enrolled in a CCSA program for credit
  • Full-time student at CCSA college/university
  • Essay required
  • 300-500 words
  • Topic: “What do I hope to gain from this CCSA experience?”
  • Short statement of how project will be presented
  • Sample of project; showcase technical and creative elements

Deadline: February 29, 2016

CISabroad Scholarships: available to students accepted to CIS programs. 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad.


Travel Blogger Scholarship

Scholarship information: Maintain online journal.

Amount: $250-$500


  • At least 2.5 GPA
  • Complete all scholarship application requirements

Photojournalist Scholarship

Scholarship Information: Maintain online photo wordpress blog containing a minimum of 100 photos by the end of the program.

Amount: $100/ $100 Amazon gift card (purchase a digital camera)


  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete all scholarship application requirements
  • Statement explaining why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist

Videojournalist Scholarship

Scholarship information: Maintain an online video wordpress with at least one video by the end of the program.

Amount: $100/ $100 Amazon gift card (purchase a digital camera)


  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete all scholarship application requirements
  • Statement explaining why you want to be a CISabroad Videojournalist

Pioneer Scholarship

Scholarship Information:This scholarship is made for students who are classified as the first from their US university to study abroad on a CISabroad program. Maintain an online journal.

Amount: $250-$500


  • Among the first students of University to go abroad
  • At least 2.5 GPA
  • Complete all scholarship application requirements

Correspondent Scholarship

Scholarship Information:

Correspondent Scholarship: Maintain online journal and partake two study abroad related activities when recipient has returned home.

Amount: $500-$1,000


Green Scholarship

Scholarship Information: Participate in at least two green activities while overseas. Student must then make a presentation of their experience.

Amount: $250-$500


  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete all scholarship application requirements

Application Deadlines for all CISabroad Scholarships

Spring: October 15, 2016

Summer: March 1, 2016

Fall: May 1, 2016

Geo Scholarships

Geo Ambassador Scholarship

Map Your Future

IE3 Scholarships

IE3 Global Scholarship:

Scholarship Information: Presented to applicants to IE3 Global study abroad and internship programs. Complete an application for IE3 Global program and a scholarship application.

Amount: $500-$1500


  • Currently enrolled students who want to obtain a degree
  • Completed IE3 application


Summer: March 1

Fall: May 1

Winter: October 1

Spring: December 1

SEA Scholarships


Trimester/Quarter Awards: Automatic scholarships are awarded to students enrolling in Fall, Winter and Spring SEA semester programs. Not available for Summer Sessions.

Amount: $2,500

SEA High School Alumni Awards: Available to students that have participated in one of the SEA high school seminars.

Amount: Up to $2,500

SEA Alumni Awards: A student who has previously participated in a SEA semester program.

Amount: Up to $5,000

SEI Alumni Referral Awards: Applicants who have learned about SEA Semester from an alumnus or alumna.

Amount: Up to $2,500

SEA Legacy Awards: Applicants parents must have participated in a SEA Semester program.

Amount: Up to $2,500

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Endowed Journalism Scholarship: Available to student majoring in Journalism and participating in a Fall, Winter or Spring SEA Semester program.

Amount: Up to $2,500

The School of Field Studies Scholarships


General Grants

Trailblazer Grants

The Andreas Family Fund

Pell Grant Match Award

Diversity Scholarship

Heritage Scholarship

Travel Grant

Stephen F. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Heather Jo Leibowitz Memorial Scholarship

Mckee Scholarship 

Tozer Scholarship

Fountain Scholarship

Roy A. Hunt Foundation Scholarship


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Students interested in underrepresented fields of study; Pell Grant recipient and first generation college students.
Big Dig Scholarship: Undergraduate freshmen and sophomores skilled in writing and grammar; essay required.
Boren Awards–National Security Education Program — WOU Deadline 12/15: Students who wish to work in the federal national security arena and the federal government.
DAAD–for study in Germany: Current second and third year students who have interest in contemporary German and European affairs.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: Undergraduate and graduate students advocating peace, justice and social change.
Elie Wiesel’s Prize on Ethics: Undergraduate full-time juniors and seniors interested in the education of ethical dimensions; ethics essay required.
Fund for International Service Learning: Open to all students willing to document service experience while studying abroad.
Fund for Education Abroad: DACA students, student athletes, minorities, veterans interested in studying in non-traditional locations.
Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program: Students must be involved in three civic or community organizations; essay required.
Global Studies Foundation Student Grant: Students already in the process of study abroad; must acknowledge GSF’s support and report study abroad experience.
Golden Key: Current active GK undergraduate students, graduate students and advisers must attend conference in Arizona and show development gained from conference.
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship: First year college students who are twenty-five years or younger; essay required.
National Italian American Foundation: Undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates and legal students who have at least one Italian ancestor.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Competition: Undergraduates who have applied or have been accepted in to study abroad program; must attend institution with active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

$2000 “No Essay” College Scholarship: All students who are planning or enrolling within 12 months to a study abroad program.

ScholarTrips Scholarship: Students interested in any field of study; video or essay required.

More Scholarships and Information

College Board Scholarship Search
General financial aid information
IIE Passport
International Education Financial Aid
Short-Term Programs
Student Aid on the Web
Student Scholarships Program
Study Abroad Scholars
Univ. of Minnesota Scholarship Database

Scholarship for the National Student Exchange

Canada Study Scholarships

Loan Information

Study Abroad Loans
Sallie Mae Signature Loan
Wells Fargo Education Connection Loan

Financial Planning for Study Abroad

Studying Abroad Without Being Rich
Take Advantage of Existing Opportunities for Study Abroad



Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges

503-838-8425 | or e-mail:  | Location: Maaske Hall 106