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Scholarships

Longwood University Study Abroad Scholarships:

 

***Please note that if you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must apply before the appropriate deadline even if  you have not yet been officially accepted to your study abroad program. Any scholarships awarded will be contingent upon acceptance to a valid study abroad program. 
  • Study Abroad Adventure Scholarships: Any student who plans to study abroad is encouraged to apply for a Study Abroad Adventure Scholarship.

    • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a 300-word essay in English to qualify for this scholarship. 
    • Study Abroad Adventure 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: 5:00 PM on Oct. 15 for winter intersession and spring semester programs; Feb. 15 for summer sessions and fall semester programs. (If these dates fall on a weekend, applications are due by 5:00 PM on the following Monday.) 
    • Complete and print the application form and required essay (interactive .docx - If you try to open this form from the website, you may receive an error message. To avoid this, right click the link, click "Save Link As" and save the file as a .docx document on your computer before opening.) 
    • Submit completed forms to the Study Abroad office in Stevens 111.

 

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Print the requirements & application form. (interactive .docx - If you try to open this form from the website, you may receive an error message. To avoid this, right click the link, click "Save Link As" and save the file as a .docx document on your computer before opening.)
    • Submit completed forms to the Study Abroad office in Stevens 111.
  • Cormier Honors program students may be eligible for scholarships from the Cormier Honors College. Contact the Cormier Honors program office for details.
 

Other Opportunities

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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's website.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

You can research many more study abroad scholarship opportunities on the study abroad scholarship handout (.pdf).