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Dr. Dominick DeFilippis
Email: defilip@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2244


Study Abroad Scholarships


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. All students who currently receive a Pell Grant are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.

Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan
Undergraduate students pursuing any field of study may apply for these scholarships. The awards provide $2,500 for students in semester-long programs or $4,000 for students in academic year programs. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and an undergraduate student enrolled at a U.S. college or university. There is no Japanese language study prerequisite. Please visit the website for more information.

British Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Go to the website for application information.

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships
BUTEX offers scholarships to North American students studying in the UK for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply students must study abroad at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated.  For a list of BUTEX affiliated institutions and information about eligibility, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the website.

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study Scholarships
The Center for Cross-Cultural Study (CC-CS) offers two scholarship options for students attending the CC-CS study abroad program in Seville, Spain. Students may apply to either the CC-CS Merit-Based Scholarship or the CC-CS Diversity Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are awarded up to $500 for summer and up to $2,500 for semester and academic year.
For eligibility, application deadlines, and application instructions please visit the website.

CIEE Scholarships and Grants
Each year CIEE awards several scholarships and grants to students who plan to study abroad on CIEE programs. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the website. The CIEE scholarship programs include:

Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Scholarships
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education awards several scholarships for students studying in the Asia Pacific region. Please see the list of eligible coutries on the website at http://www.asia-pacificfoundation.org/Scholarship-Details.htm. Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit the website.

Fulbright Grants
The Fulbright Program offers individuals opportunities for personal development and international experience. Recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists may apply for a student Fulbright Grant. The applicants plan their own programs of study. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences or a combination of these experiences. Application deadline is Sept 30.
Annual congressional appropriation and contributions from participating countries provide funding for the program.

George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship
George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any dicipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. For additional information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please visit the website.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship
Members of Golden Key may apply for a $1,000 scholarship for study abroad. Ten $1,000 awards will be presented each year. The program of study must relate to the applicant's major field of study. Application deadlines are October 15 and April 15. For eligibility requirements and application information visit the Golden Key website.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships offer students a unique opportunity to expand their understanding of countries and languages critical to U.S. national security. Each year, NSEP makes it possible for 85-90 graduate students to pursue the study of languages and cultures. Students can select from a list of 85 countries and 45 languages (does not included Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). NSEP emphasizes a diverse range of fields of study, including business, political science, international affairs, science, engineering, health, law economics, history, and other social sciences. Awards are made for a minimum of one and a maximum of six academic semesters (24 months). All recipients of an NSEP scholarship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government or work in the field of higher education in the area of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Application must be submitted to the Office of International Affairs/Study Abroad no later than December 20. For eligibility requirements and application instructions please visit the NSEP website.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. Applicants can select from a list that includes more than 85 countries and 45 languages. NSEP emphasizes a diverse range of fields of study, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, business and economics, computer and information sciences, health and biomedical sciences, history, international affairs, law, other social sciences (anthropology, psychology, sociology), and political science and policy studies. All recipients of an NSEP scholarship must enter into an agreement to work in a national security position with the federal government or work in the field of higher education in the area of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Application must be submitted to the Office of International Affairs/Study Abroad no later than December 20. For eligibility requirements and application instructions please visit the NSEP website.

Rotary Ambassadorial Grants
Students interested in serving as goodwill ambassadors while they participate in study abroad may wish to explore these scholarships from the Rotary Foundation. The awards, which are intended to further understanding between people of different countries, are used for study at an institution assigned by Rotary Foundation trustees. Recipients serve as goodwill ambassadors and make appearances before Rotary clubs and civic organizations in the host country and upon their return home. More information is available from local your Rotary Club or at the website.




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