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ICONBenjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • 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 home institution
  • 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: 

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Fall Semester/Academic Year - early March 

Spring Semester - early October

Incarnate Word symbolUIW-JCU Scholarship

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.  

Incarnate Word symbolDavid L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

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 security interests.

Incarnate Word symbolRotary Scholarships

Rotary International offers the following and more scholarships. Please visit or contact the Rotary Club of San Antonio, 710 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215-1615, Phone: 222-8242, ext. 100.

  • 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. 

UIW iconJapan America Society of San Antonio Scholarship Program

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 organization.”   
    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.

UIW iconBridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

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 Scholarships.

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English Village Program Scholarship for International Students