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Longwood University Study Abroad Scholarships

Funding a study abroad experience can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, Longwood students have access to a number of scholarships to aid in the endeavor.

The Office of International Affairs will not approve study abroad scholarships for programs that have not been evaluated as an acceptable program by our office.

Lancers Abroad Scholarships: Any student who plans to study abroad is encouraged to apply for a Lancers Abroad Scholarship.

  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a 300-word essay in English to qualify for this scholarship. 
  • Lancers Abroad Scholarships are limited to $500 for short term programs and $900 for long term programs in any given year. Students applying for a scholarship for the first time may be given priority over students applying more than once.
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with the Presidential or Cormier Honors scholarships unless special permission is granted.
  • Deadline: Sept. 15 for winter intersession and spring semester programs; Feb. 15 for summer sessions and fall semester programs
  • For more information, visit the scholarship brochure.
  • The scholarship application is embedded in the study abroad application.

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarships: There are 5 Presidential Scholarships of $2,000 each. Students majoring in foreign languages will be given priority since study abroad is a requirement for their degrees. Students from other majors are eligible to apply but will only be given consideration if there are remaining scholarships. Scholarships are for study abroad of at least one semester and may not be divided up for shorter programs. Travel must be to a non-Anglophone country and on a program participants take coursework in the local language.

  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 to be eligible, although scholarships will be awarded on merit.  Students with substantially higher GPAs will be awarded scholarships before students with substantially lower GPAs.
  • Students must submit a 500-word essay in English as part of the application process.   They should indicate why they wish to study abroad, including information about how they hope the experience will impact their foreign language skills, their future career or life, and how they intend to use their experience to inform others about the benefits of study abroad.
  • Deadline: Applications must be received by April 1 for study abroad during Fall or Spring of the following academic year.
  • For more information, visit the scholarship brochure.
  • The scholarship application is embedded in the study abroad application.

Cormier Honors Study Abroad Scholarships: Honors students may be eligible for scholarships from the Cormier Honors College. Contact the Cormier Honors program office for details.


Other Opportunities

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    • Scholarships up to $5,000 for undergraduates.
    • Amount depends on length of study and student need (average is about $4000).
    • Must be Federal Pell Grant recipient and be accepted to a study abroad program that will last at least 4 weeks.
    • Not eligible for studying abroad in Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's travel warning list.
    • If a recipient plans to study a critical need language while abroad, the student is automatically be considered for Critical Need Language Award of up to $8,000.
    • Critical need languages include Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, and many more.
    • Traveling for academic year, summer, and fall programs--deadline in early March; notification in May.
    • Traveling in spring—deadline in October; notification in December.
    • Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process.
    • For more information, visit the Gilman Scholarship website.
  • Boren Scholarship
    • Scholarships up to $20,000 for undergraduates.
    • Amount depends on length of study.
    • Opportunity 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.
    • Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
    • Boren Application Deadline: February 4, 2015. Check with Study Abroad Office for earlier Longwood deadline.
    • For more information, visit the Boren Scholarship website.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
    • 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. 
    • There are 50 available grants for $1,000 each.
    • Open to any undergraduate student who meets the following requirements:
      • Must have a 3.75 GPA or higher.
      • Must have applied and/or been accepted into a study abroad program.
      • previous winners are not eligible to apply.
    • To apply go to PhiKappaPhi.org/StudyAbroadto access an online application.
    • Deadline for next summer and fall is February 15, 2015.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

You can research many more study abroad scholarship opportunities by searching following databases of study abroad scholarships.