The Office of International Programs offers a merit-based scholarship to assist qualifying students cover some of the expenses of studying abroad.
To receive the scholarship, applicants must adhere to the following requirements:
Some departments and colleges also offer scholarships for students participating in faculty-led study abroad trips. To find out more about these opportunities, speak with the faculty leader of the trip you are considering going on.
Outside of SHSU, there are some opportunities for students to apply for scholarships. Aside from the scholarships listed below, it is also helpful to do some internet searching, and to search:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Awards of up to $5,000 to support U.S. citizen undergraduate receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities in study abroad. Students studying in Critical Need Language may receive a $3,000 supplement for at total possible award of $8,000. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Up to $20,000 for undergraduate and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.
Japanese Bridging Scholarship
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. For deadlines and more information, visit: