Wofford Travel Grants

The college offers Wofford Travel Grants to assist with the cost of Interim travel/study programs. Grants typically range from $500 to $2,000. Financial need and academic merit are the principal considerations in awarding these grants. To be considered for a merit-only award, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Eligible students who apply to their program of choice by the stated deadline will automatically be considered for grants supported by the following:

  • The Ruth O. and Joab M. Lesesne Foreign Study Assistance Fund 
  • The Class of 1994 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The McLean-deLucy Endowed Fund
  • The Morris Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Maria & Steven Mungo World Experience Fund (SC residents)
  • The Javan I. and Lois N. Shedd Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Partnership Access Grants 
    • Partnership Access Grants provides funds to students applying to Interim programs sponsored by CIEE and IES Abroad. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Critical Languages Travel Grants

*Note for Interim 2025: Students that completed Arabic or Chinese 102 in Spring 2024 will also be considered for a Critical Languages Travel Grant if they apply for a qualifying program by the established deadline, subject to availability.

The following grant opportunities have additional application requirements for Interim travel/study. See each link below for details:

Interim 2025 Award Notifications for Wofford Travel Grants
As mentioned above, eligible students who apply to their program of choice by the program application deadlines- Round 1: May 2, 2024 and Round 2: September 15, 2024. Eligible applicants will be considered for grants after the deadline for each round. Those selected to receive travel grants will be notified via email within ~1-2 weeks after each respective application deadline. If you have questions or concerns related to Wofford Travel Grants or the grant notification process, please email the Office of International Programs.

Other Travel Grants

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    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 or can provide proof they will receive a Federal Pell Grant at the time of travel are eligible for this scholarship program. There is no minimum program length required, so programs during any term, including interim, are eligible. 
  • Fund For Education Abroad Scholarships
    The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students with financial need who are underrepresented among the U.S. study-abroad population. There is no minimum program length required, and students only need to submit one application to be considered for all FEA Scholarships for which they're eligible. Please see the above link for more information about FEA scholarships, the application process, and the application deadline.
  • Partner Program Scholarships
    Some of Wofford’s study abroad partners may offer merit-based, need-based, and/or diversity-related scholarships for January-Term (Interim) programs. Students are encouraged to consult their partner program’s website to view up-to-date information regarding available scholarships, eligibility, applications, and deadlines.
    • CIEE: Students participating in any CIEE January program can apply for the GAIN Travel Grant, a needs-based grant which provides $500 to assist with the cost of flights to/from their program destination.
    • SSA:  Students on the following programs can apply for scholarships of up to $100. Find more info here
      • Language and Culture - SSA: Spanish in Alicante
      • Language and Culture - SSA: Intermediate Spanish in Havana

    Interested in studying abroad for a semester, summer, or academic year?
    Wofford and its partners also offer scholarships and grants toward semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs. Learn more here!