Office of International Programs
Scholarship Information for Study Abroad
UT Tyler awards scholarships to qualified students based on the availability of funds and the number of applicants. A professional cover letter including responses to the essay prompts listed on the application form, along with a completed application form for UT Tyler Study Abroad Scholarships and transcripts, must be received by the Office of International Programs via email or personal delivery at email@example.com prior to the established deadline dates.
In addition, all applicants must have at least two letters of reference and two faculty/staff rating forms on file at the OIP prior to the deadline date (reference documentation must be sent directly to the OIP from faculty not leading or accompanying the travel study program).
UT Tyler Scholarships
Students must be enrolled in appropriate UT Tyler travel/study course(s) to qualify for these scholarships, offered through UT Tyler's Office of International Programs:
- The International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)
- The Dorothy Bradley Brown International Studies Endowed Scholarship (DBB)
UT Tyler Scholarship Deadlines:
Spring 2017 Deadline:
17 February 2017
Spring 2017 Announcement Date:
24 February 2017
Summer 2017 Deadline (EXTENDED):
5 May 2017
Summer 2017 Announcement Date:
19 May 2017
Scholarships from Other Resources
USAC is offering $1,000 in scholarships for UT Tyler students participating in USAC programs during the 2016-2017 academic year. Submit your application form, along with an official transcript, 250 word essay explaining why you want to study abroad, and at least two letters of recommendation from UT Tyler faculty members to the Office of International Programs or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, UT Tyler students participating in USAC programs are eligible to apply for the USAC and other scholarships listed here.
Funding Sources for Study Abroad - U.S.A
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
For more information, visit the Gilman website.
Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholarship
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. For further information, visit the Boren website.
The Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Scholarship program awards scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,643 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.
Students planning to study abroad in Japan beginning in fall 2017 or for the 2017-2018 academic year should apply in April 2017 for the fall 2017 scholarships.
Spring study programs are those beginning between January and April and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) The deadline for applications for spring scholarships is typically in early October. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Information on Bridging Scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's website.
The CLS Scholarship
The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
The 13 CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.
Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the 13 languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
For more information, visit the DAAD website.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad accepts applications from U.S. undergraduate students who plan to study in a host country for four or more weeks. Students underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population. Applications open in mid-November, with deadlines in early January for the upcoming academic year (summer, fall, and spring programs). More information is available at the Fund for Education Abroad website.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Two Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants have been endowed by generous donors.
Phi Delta Kappa International Study Tour Scholarships
In 1980, Gerald and Vickie Read created an endowment with the PDK Educational Foundation that provides scholarships for Kappans to participate in the PDK travel program. PDK members may apply for one of these scholarships to help offset the cost of our international study tours.
Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships
A Rhodes scholarship offers the opportunity to study at Oxford University for one
or two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. Thirty-two
American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course
of study of their own choosing at Oxford; students may work toward a master's degree
or other advanced degree. Intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard
is the first quality required of applicants, but they will also be expected to demonstrate
integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability
to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. For further information,
visit the Rhodes website.
Marshall Scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a degree
in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study for two years
either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any
field of study. The award allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers
and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation
of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties
between the peoples of Britain and the United States. In appointing scholars the selectors
will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic
attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Selectors will also look
for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, and for candidates who display a
potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. For further information,
visit the Marshall website.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships, named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland. Mitchell Scholars may study any academic discipline offered in a degree or certificate program at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Selection Committee's overriding interest is the applicant's record of academic excellence, leadership, and community service. These Scholarships allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. For further information, visit the Mitchell website.
The following links contain lists of scholarships that may be applicable to your study
The first is a list of scholarship options compiled by the Maya Research Program offered in conjunction with UT Tyler. While some of these scholarships are specific to archaeology and geology, many would apply to a wide variety of travel study options.
The second is a list of scholarships that can be sorted by need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and scholarships to study languages abroad.