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Scholarship Opportunities

Wofford College is consistently nationally ranked in the top 10 institutions in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for studying abroad. This is made possible, in large part, by Wofford's generous financial aid transfer policy, which permits the transfer of students' merit and need-based aid to a Wofford-approved study abroad program for one semester. Additionally, there are other funding/scholarship opportunities, which students are strongly encouraged to explore. 

If you have questions or concerns about financing for your study/intern abroad experience or any of the funding opportunities listed below, do not hesitate to contact an International Programs adviser

Wofford Travel Grants

The College awards approximately $50,000 to study abroad students annually through Wofford Travel Grants. These grants are donor-funded, and students' documented financial need and academic merit are the primary considerations for selection. Wofford Travel Grants are available for short-term programs (Interim and summer programs), as well as semester and academic-year programs. Click here to learn more and to start your application. 

Partner Program Scholarships

Many of Wofford's study abroad partners offer merit-based, need-based, and/or diversity-related scholarships. Students are encouraged to consult their partner program's website to to view up-to-date information regarding scholarship applications and deadlines. 

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

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The Gilman Scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education. Only students that currently receive a Federal Pell Grant are eligible for this scholarship program. In addition, this scholarship program is primarily for academic-year, semester, and/or summer study abroad programs - many Interim Travel/Study Projects will not meet the minimum 28 days in a single country requirement. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship program, click here

Several Wofford students have been selected as Gilman Scholars, including: Timothy Lindsey '18 (SIT South Africa), Aleah Qureshi '18 (SIT Ecuador), and Holly Stevens '18 (IES Internships, Ireland). 

The Boren Scholarship 

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The Boren Scholarship is sponsored by National Security Education Program. The Boren Scholarship program is for students conducting intensive language study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Typically, students must participate in a study abroad program which is at least 6 months in length to be considered competitive. Boren Scholars must work for the federal government for at least one year after graduation. To learn more about the Boren Scholarship program, click here