In an effort to support UIW students in obtaining an international experience, the
university has designated funds for study abroad awards. These funds are meant to
recognize students that are excelling academically as well as provide resources for
students that would otherwise be unable to participate in international programming.
Students may apply for these funds on a competitive basis to supplement the costs
of a global experience.
Students must meet the following criteria to apply:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA at UIW
- Minimum 75% completion rate
- Must be degree seeking
- Demonstrate need based on their most recent FAFSA
- Attach a one page essay describing your motivation to study abroad
Complete application should be submitted to the Office of Financial Assistance. Funds
will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
The Gilman scholarship provides awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate students receiving
a Federal Pell Grant and interested in studying abroad. Applicants must be a US citizen,
in good standing at UIW, and accepted into a credit based study abroad program. Apply
at link above.
- Be a US Citizen
- Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher
education in the United States
- Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a
Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
- Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program
of at least three (3) weeks in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s
- Students are eligible to apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country
with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.
Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in
which the language is predominantly spoken can apply for a supplemental award of up
to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.
Critical Need Languages:
Fall Semester/Academic Year - early March
Spring Semester - early October
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and John Cabot University (JCU) Scholarship
was established to financially assist UIW students wishing to study abroad at JCU
for one academic semester (fall or spring).
The UIW-JCU scholarship award committee may award up to three (3) $1,500 (USD) scholarships
per semester to eligible candidates. The award may only be applied towards JCU student
housing costs and fees. The scholarship may not be used for tuition, travel expenses,
meals, and/or any other expenses.
To be eligible, you must:
- have been accepted to attend JCU for the upcoming fall or spring semester;
- have completed the UIW study abroad agreement;
- participate in a face-to-face interview with the selection committee; and
- be legally and academically eligible to study abroad for the upcoming semester.
These Federally funded scholarships are for study abroad students who wish to further
the U.S. goal to become more internationally focused while keeping an eye on national
Rotary International offers the following and more scholarships. Please visit http://www.rotary.org or contact the Rotary Club of San Antonio, 710 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
78215-1615, Phone: 222-8242, ext. 100.
Are you studying Japanese language, culture, or international business? If so, you
are qualified to apply for one of the three scholarships offered by the Japan America
Society of San Antonio (JASSA). The competition is open to all college or university
students and is intended to support the student in furthering academic work in Japanese
studies, either in the U.S. or in Japan.
Previous winners have used their scholarship to travel to Japan; others have continued
Japanese study at the university level. One of the winners from last year said, “The JASSA scholarship funds helped me to
pay for a portion of my master’s degree, which moves me closer to my goal of working
abroad at an international accounting firm. The scholarship was a rewarding representation of the benefits received from a wonderful
A committee composed of several JASSA board members will review all applications
and will choose the recipients of the scholarships. In the past, up to three recipients
were chosen; $1,000 went to the leading contender. The winners will be recognized
at a future JASSA meeting.
Rotary World Peace Scholarship
Rotary offers a scholarship for bilingual, graduate students who are related to or
are members of Rotary International in order to pursue studies abroad in fields related
to peace and international understanding.
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating
in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S.
corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with
the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for
a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging
Soonchunhyang University (South Korea)
English Village Program Scholarship for International Students