Financial Aid & Scholarships for Study Abroad

FSU sponsors programs designed to provide students with study abroad options to enhance and broaden their college careers and future endeavors. The opportunity to study abroad can very well be the most memorable and exciting time of one's college experience. While study abroad is an opportunity filled with excitement and fun, it also entails taking on a certain amount of personal responsibility to ensure that necessary paperwork is in place well before departure to another country.

Therefore, if you are seeking financial assistance for study abroad, it is extremely important that you review the following important information as you begin to plan for your study abroad program. In addition, there are specific forms which must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office in order for your aid to be processed in a timely manner.

Some FSU sponsored programs cost about the same as an in-state semester at FSU except for the additional cost of travel, special fees (if any) and other personal expenses associated with travel abroad. In many cases, you can use your state and federal grants and loans to cover your overseas expenses.

Although the Financial Aid Office is not able to offer extra grants or scholarships to help cover the additional costs of study abroad programs, there are some cases where the Financial Aid Office can offer additional student or parent loans after adjusting for study abroad costs. 

Additional Financial Aid Information

Questions? Contact Angie Hovatter, Financial Aid Director, in the FSU Financial Aid Office (Pullen Hall, x4301)


STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

General Scholarship Information
Students may apply for a number of scholarships which they may put towards their study abroad experience (see below). Remember to meet application deadlines (usually March 1st for the following fall semester). The FSU Financial Aid/ Scholarship booklet is available in the Financial Aid Office. It contains descriptions of the institutional, departmental and outside scholarships which are offered each year to FSU students. Application procedures are also detailed.

Scholarship search on the web

The following links lead to forms where students can search for scholarships:


Harold R. Rowe International Student Scholarships

Department/Contact: Center for International Education/Director/301.687.4714

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment at FSU. Undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking international students or FSU undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students who have been approved by the Center for International Education to participate in a study abroad program may apply. International Fellows and Graduate Assistants are not eligible. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5. Previous recipients may re-apply annually as long as he/she is eligible. Preference will be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: July 1 for Summer (July-August) and Fall semesters 
October 15 for Intersession, Spring, and Summer semesters
March 15 for Summer semester (May-June)

Wickert Family Study Abroad Scholarship
In memory of Alan and Jane Wickert
Department/Contact: Center for International Education/Director/301.687.4714

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU and have qualified to participate in the FSU study abroad program. Students must be accepted for study abroad opportunities providing a non-Western social and cultural experience (i.e. non-English speaking, countries not considered to be Anglo-European). In the event there are no qualified applicants, students accepted for an Australia or Ireland experience be considered. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. and preference will be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: September 9

Wickert Family Study Abroad Scholarship
In memory of Catherine Morrow
Department/Contact: Center for International Education/Director/301.687.4714

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at FSU and have qualified to participate in the FSU study abroad program. Students must be accepted for study abroad opportunities providing a non-Western social and cultural experience (i.e. non-English speaking, countries not considered to be Anglo-European). In the event there are no qualified applicants, students accepted for an Australia or Ireland experience be considered. The recipient(s) must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. and preference will be given to applicants having demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: September 9

CIE Scholarships
Students who are accepted on to FSU sponsored or affiliated study abroad programs may apply for a scholarship from the CIE Office. The deadline for intersession and spring semester is 15 October, and for summer session, fall semester and the academic year the deadline is 15 March. Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $500 and $1,000. Students may pick up application forms from the CIE Office in the Fuller House or download an application.