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.
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.
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.
Partnership Access Grants fund students applying to programs sponsored by CIEE Study Abroad, IES Abroad, and SIT Study Abroad. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
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 are eligible for this scholarship program. In addition, this scholarship program is primarily for academic-year, semester, and/or summer study abroad programs - some Interim Travel/Study Projects will not meet the minimum 3 weeks in a single country requirement.
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 IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants are to be used towards travel to and from the country of study and within the region. IIE will offer 100 grants of $2,000 per student.
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.