Scholarships and Finances
Wofford's commitment to making study, research, and intern abroad experiences accessible is demonstrated through its generous financial aid transfer policy for semester study abroad participants. Institutional aid may be applied to foreign study fees for the student’s first semester abroad. Other financial aid may apply to all semesters abroad. Scholarships and grants are available for semester and short term (summer and Interim) off-campus study.
The Office of International Programs partners with the Financial Aid and Business Offices to simplify the budgeting and billing processes for students and their families. Aid may apply to any costs deemed educational in nature, and grants are available for any costs beyond are billed by Wofford during the regular billing cycles via their online accounts.
Institutional Travel Grants
The College awards approximately $75,000 to study abroad students annually through institutional travel grants. These grants are donor-funded, and students' documented financial need and academic merit are the primary considerations for selection. Grants are available for short-term programs (Interim and summer programs), as well as semester programs.
Partner Grants and Scholarships
Many of Wofford's study abroad partners offer merit-based, need-based and/or diversity-related scholarships. Students are encouraged to consult their program's website to view up-to-date information regarding scholarship applications and deadlines.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
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 of scholarship and program opportunities for undergraduate students.