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How to Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships
So you've found the perfect program. Now you have to figure out how to pay for it. Scholarships are a great way to get some "free" money to finance your study abroad experience.
The UMD Study Abroad scholarship application includes the following scholarships:
UMD Study Abroad Scholarship
UM System-wide Scholarship
Alworth Institute Scholarship (*Fall term only, students must indicate on the application)
The Robert H. and Mary M. Evans Scholarship (Exchange in Worcester, England program only)
UMD Affiliate Program Scholarships
(API) Academic Programs International
(ASA) Academic Studies Abroad
(AIFS) American Institute for Foreign Studies
(CEA) Center for Education Abroad
(CISabroad) Center for International Studies Abroad
(ISA) International Studies Abroad
(USAC) University Study Abroad Consortium
The deadline for scholarship application depends on when the program is taking place.
Winter, Spring, or Calendar Year 2019 — Deadline: October 7, 2018
May or Summer Term 2019 — Deadline: February 17, 2019
Fall or Academic Year 2019-2020 — Deadline: April 14, 2019
The application consists of a short 300-word essay answering the following questions:
Why did you select your study abroad program?
Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
How will your study abroad experience contribute to your future, long-range plans?
Other scholarships exist outside of our office too! Check with affiliates for co-sponsored programs. The Institute of International Education (IIE) has a database with hundreds of scholarships to apply for.
If you have any questions, please stop into the Study Abroad office located in 138 Kirby. Drop-in advising hours are Monday through Friday 10-11am. Be sure to attend Study abroad 101, a presentation by a returned student covering everything you need to know from applications to financial aid. Study Abroad 101 takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday at 12 pm.