Wofford’s generous financial aid transfer policy permits merit and need-based aid to transfer from Wofford to a Wofford-approved study abroad program for one semester. See below for more funding opportunities, including external scholarships. Eligible students will automatically be considered for Wofford Travel Grants, The Road Less Traveled Grant, and Partnership Access Grants by completing their program application by the stated Wofford deadline.
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 fall and academic-year programs. Beginning in 2022, all eligible applicants will be considered for these grants upon completion of a brief questionnaire as part of the program application.
Funding one student annually, the C. Yorke Lawson Cultural Immersion Scholarship applies toward a full academic year of study abroad with a focus on cultural integration. This competitive scholarship seeks ambitious and mature applicants with demonstrated need and a strong interest in opportunities for immersion.
The Road Less Traveled Grant promotes the best programs offered by our consortia which are less frequently selected by Wofford students. Grants are available for full-year ($2000), semester ($1000), and summer ($500) to qualified students applying to specific programs. Eligible students must apply to their program of choice by the stated deadline to be considered.
Partnership Access Grants fund students applying to programs sponsored by CIEE Study Abroad, IES Abroad, and SIT Study Abroad. Eligible students must apply to their program of choice by the stated deadline to be considered.
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 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 recieve 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 (semester, summer, academic year, interim) are eligible.
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.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers a wide range of scholarships for study abroad students, such as special funds for LGBTQIA-identified students, students studying in specific countries, regions, etc. To be eligible, students must be participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program, and their program must be at least 4-weeks in length.
The U.S. Department of State offers a wide range scholarship and program opportunities for undergraduate students.
The CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship funds 10 students of color for a fully funded summer study abroad program. Those who do not receive the fellowship are automatically offered a $1500 grant toward another CIEE summer program. Wofford will match a $1500 grant awarded to students who apply but do not receive the CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship for a total of $3000 per student towards summer study abroad.
In collaboration with Diversity Abroad, Education in Ireland has created a new scholarship program: the Inclusive Ireland Scholarships, which will support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland. With a commitment to providing academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities, and a strong belief that diversity among visiting students only serves to enrich Irish society and campuses, the program is excited to begin accepting applications.
The Diverse International Women Of Color Summer 2021 Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad. DIWC will award (5) $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to a In-Person Summer 2021 Study Abroad Program.