Financial considerations play a key role in the decision to study abroad. At UTIA, we want to help students achieve their ideal experiences and we understand finding the right mix of location, programming and cost is essential. The Herbert College of Agriculture, the University of Tennessee, and outside organizations offer study abroad scholarships for a wide range of students needs.
Herbert College of Agriculture and Smith International Center Undergraduate Scholarships
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) through the Herbert College of Agriculture and Smith International Center offers two competitive scholarships for undergraduates planning to study abroad. The Herbert College of Agriculture Scholarship provides awards to degree-seeking, undergraduate Herbert students who are participating in credit-bearing, pre-approved programs abroad, to assist with program related fees and expenses related to studying abroad. The Smith International Center Scholarship provides awards to degree-seeking, undergraduate UTK students to assist with program-related fees and expenses for agriculture and natural resource-based pre-approved study abroad programs.
The Herbert Scholars Program, established by UT alumni James and Judi Herbert, will provide financial assistance of up to $5,000 each for 5–8 Herbert College of Agriculture undergraduates during the summer of 2023 to engage in experiential learning opportunities lasting at least 10 weeks.
CGE Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship
Financial need and academic merit-based funding ($750 for short-term programs or $1,250 for semester or academic year) for UT undergraduates participating in a CGE-approved education abroad program.
CGE Undergraduate Scholarship for Online Programs
Financial need and academic merit-based funding ($450 for short-term, semester, or academic year programs) for UT undergraduates participating in a CGE-approved online global program.
Students participating on the UT in Florence program during Spring 2023 can apply for a $1,000 scholarship from Lorenzo de’ Medici. These scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and academic merit.
International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) Scholarships
Funding available to students participating on one of the following programs: ISA EuroScholars, UT Summer International Research Opportunities Program or Research in Arts (UT Art History in Paris).
SIT–ONSF Partner Award
Financial need and academic merit-based competitive funding available to undergraduate students participating on a SIT program (affiliate).
Chancellor’s Honors Program Ready for the World Grant
Competitive Honors Research grants available to honors students to finance an international or intercultural experience.
1794 Scholars Program’s Cultural Experience Grant
Funding (up to $750) available to active students in the 1794 Scholars Program who are in good academic standing.
W.K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs
Funding to support UT undergraduate and graduate research and creative projects abroad aimed at enhancing and promoting education for world responsibility.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Funding available (up to $5,000) to undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant to participate in study and intern abroad programs. Students studying critical-need languages can qualify for additional funds (up to an additional $3,000). Applicants must be US citizens.
Funding available ($5,000) for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. This scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships
Funding available to undergraduate students enrolled in a credit-earning study abroad program of at least four weeks. Priority is given to students from underrepresented populations in study abroad. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. EARLY DEADLINES!
Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Funding available to economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, ethnically and racially diverse students, students with disabilities, and students who identify as LGBTQ+. As a member of the Diversity Abroad Network, UT students are eligible to apply for additional scholarships.
Funding through FEA available to LGBT+ students participating in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Funding available ($1,000) to any undergraduate student (you do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi) enrolled in an education abroad program.
Boren Awards (National Security Education Program)
Funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study less-commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests as well as those underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants must be US citizens.
College Language Association Study Abroad Scholarship
Funding available to students participating in a study abroad program to enhance his or her proficiency in a target language and/or his or her understanding of other cultures. Each applicant must have a CLA faculty sponsor who currently works at their home institution.
Financial need-based funding available to undergraduate students studying abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
Funding available to North American college or university undergraduate and graduate students to study, intern, and research abroad in Germany.
Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan
Funding available to undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Applicants must be US citizens and enrolled in an American college or university.
Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards
Funding available to students (at least a sophomore) who are enrolled at a New Zealand university or ITP through a study abroad program. Applicants must be US citizens or hold US resident status.
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange (BUTEX)
Funding available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a study abroad program at a BUTEX member institution.
Go Oversees Scholarships
Funding available to students planning on studying, interning, or volunteering aboard. Country-specific scholarships available.
You must be a legal US resident and student over the age of 14 from an accredited high school, trade school, university, or college. Create a video or written essay that answers “What inspires you to travel abroad?”
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Study Abroad 101 Scholarships
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NOTE: UT students interested in the Boren, Fulbright, Truman, Marshall, Rhodes, Rotary, and other scholarships should visit the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF).
Don’t forget about crowdfunding options. There are many out there including our own VOLstarter. Also, check out GoFundMe, GoEnnounce and Fund My Travel.