Available: August 16, 2013
Due: September 23, 2013
Available: November 25, 2013
Due: January 24, 2014
Each year, the Study Abroad office at NC State provides financial assistance for overseas study in the form of study abroad scholarships. These funds are donated by Colleges and Departments across campus as well as from the Study Abroad Office. For students with a tight budget, a scholarship can help bridge the financial gap and make an international experience possible. A complete list of recipient names is listed on our webpage.
During the 2012-2013 Scholarship Process, the Study Abroad Office administered approximately $203,890.00 in funds and awarded 209 scholarships to 189 students for use between Fall 2012 and Fall 2013. Students have the flexibility to apply for an award even if they have not applied for a program, allowing them to determine if scholarship support is available in advance. This year, approximately 33% of students who applied (189 students out of 579 who applied) were awarded scholarships. Of the 189 students who received a scholarship, almost 135 recipients (~71%) had an expected family contribution of under $11,000 - NC State estimates undergraduate expenses for the 2012-13 academic year to be $22,184 (http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/financial_aid/costug.html, May 3, 2013). Clearly there is a high level of financial need among study abroad participants, and these scholarships play an important role in helping students participate in these life-changing experiences.
This process could not take place without the generous involvement of the scholarship committee readers. Faculty and staff across campus volunteer to review applications for the Study Abroad Award, while others serve one of 13 other committees, carefully reading and scoring the applications so they may be later ranked. This year, around 490 student applications were reviewed.
Applications for the Study Abroad Scholarships are available to submit online during the fall and spring semesters based on the deadlines above. Each year the scholarships become more competitive as we have more and more students applying to study abroad. We encourage all study abroad participants to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
There are two deadlines for scholarship applications, one in the fall and one in the spring. Scholarships applied for during the fall semester may be used to study during the current academic year, current fall, following spring, and following summer. Scholarships applied for during the spring semester may be used to study during the current academic year, current spring, following summer, and following fall. You may apply for any scholarships in both the fall and spring application cycles; however, you cannot be awarded the same scholarship in the fall and the spring for the same program.
If you apply for a scholarship in Fall 2013, you may use that award to study in:
Academic Year 2013-14*
Spring 2014 (includes Spring Break or Spring Short Term) or
Likewise, if you apply for a scholarship in Spring 2014, you may use that award to study in:
Spring 2014* (includes Spring Break or Spring Short Term)
Academic Year 2013 - 14*
Fall 2014 or
Academic Year 2014 - 15.
*This will be a retroactive award and students will receive the funds while they are abroad or after their program is completed.
You may apply for scholarships even if you have not yet been accepted to a program.
Full-time and part-time degree-seeking NC State students, both undergraduate and graduate, participating on credit-bearing programs are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one semester of college credit before applying for a Study Abroad Scholarship. Transfer students and graduate students may apply during their first semester here at NC State, but they must turn in an official transcript from their previous institution. You may apply for scholarships even if you have not yet applied for your Study Abroad program. Certain scholarships have additional eligibility requirements, and those requirements can be viewed on the Scholarship Program Brochure Page.
Information About Study Abroad Office Scholarships