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SMU Abroad Semester Scholarships
Below are three scholarships managed by SMU Abroad. The scholarships are intended for full-time, degree-seeking SMU undergraduates accepted into SMU Abroad semester or academic year programs. Awards are based on financial need and scholarship excellence. Please note students receiving full tuition scholarships are ineligible to apply.

Applications are submitted online. Click on the Programs & Application link and then Scholarship Programs (on the second row of links, to the right of Outgoing Programs).

Scholarship deadlines are March 15 for Fall programs and October 15 for Spring programs. Please see the scholarship brochure for deadlines.

  • Education Abroad Scholarships
    Scholarships are available from the Education Abroad Office for students studying on semester programs. Ten $2000 scholarships are awarded each semester.

  • Marion Tower Study Abroad Scholarships
    The Marion Tower Study Abroad Scholarships were established by the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies. Awards up to $2,500 are available. Selection of recipients is made jointly by the Tower Center and SMU Abroad.
  • Sun and Star Scholarships (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan Exchange students only)
    The Sun and Star Japanese Studies Endowment Fund, offered through the Tower Center, offers the Walter F. Mondale Ambassador's Fellowship and the H. Neill McFarland Japanese-American Friendship Fellowship to SMU students studying in Japan. Awards up to $3,000 are available.

"SMU-in" Summer/Winter Program Scholarships
Applicants for the following awards must be enrolled at SMU as full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students and be accepted into a short-term faculty-led "SMU-in" program. For more information, Global Learning Scholars should contact their Financial Aid Counselor and others contact the program director.

  • Global Learning Scholars
  • Richter Fellowships (Honors students only)
  • Wiley and Mamontov Foundation Scholarships (SMU-in-Moscow students only)
  • Maguire Fellowships

SMU faculty program directors may have small awards for students on their programs.  Contact the director of your program for more information.  

"SMU-in" Program-Specific Scholarship

If you are an SMU-in-Copenhagen student, apply directly through the scholarship sponsor.

SMU-IN-COPENHAGEN: Danish Institute for Study Abroad Scholarships
Up to four DIS scholarships with awards up to $2,000 are available for students accepted into the SMU-in-Copenhagen program. The awards are the DIS Scholarship, the DIS Work Scholarship; the Knud Helm-Erichsen Scholarship and the Mary Dau Scholarship.

Application details are available at or from the DIS North American Office, phone 1-800-247-3477 or

SMU-Affiliated Provider Scholarships

All students participating on a provider program are encouraged to apply for additional aid. Providers list available scholarships on their websites. SMU is affiliated with the providers on the list below. Follow the provider guidelines for scholarship applications and submit all forms directly to the provider. Remember to respect the published deadline date.

ScholarshipDescription and Website Information
CAPA International Education
Open to all student accepted on a CAPA Program
CET ScholarshipsOpen to students accepted on CET Academic Programs.
CIEE John E. Bowman Travel GrantOpen to students - to study in CIEE programs based in non-traditional CIEE locations.
CIEE ScholarshipsOpen to students - to study in CIEE programs.
CIEE Jennifer Ritzmann Scholarship for Studies in Tropical BiologyOpen to students - to study in CIEE Monteverde, Costa Rica program, $1,000 towards program fees.
CIEE Robert B. Bailey ScholarshipOpen to minority students - to study in CIEE programs.
IES ScholarshipsOpen to students from universities that are members of the IES consortium - to study in IES programs.
IFSA-Butler UniversityOpen to students applying for IFSA-Butler programs - general scholarship awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs.
SFS ScholarshipsOpen to students on SFS programs who have demonstrated financial need.
Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Awards

Students applying for nationally competitive scholarships submit their applications directly to the scholarship program. Deadlines for these scholarships can be found in the program materials. For more information, contact the SMU Fellowship and Awards Office through Kathleen Hugley Cook:

ScholarshipDescription and Website Information
American Jewish League for Israel ScholarshipOpen to U.S. students - to study in Israel and demonstrating financial need.
American Women's Club (AWC) Scholarship FoundationOpen to U.S. women students - to study in Sweden.
ASTA Scholarship FoundationOpen to U.S. students - to participate in a bachelors, masters, doctoral, community college, travel school program, and to travel professionals seeking to further their education.
Association of International Education, Japan Association of International Education, Japan (AIEJ) ScholarshipOpen to U.S. students - to study in Japan for up to one year.
Bridging Scholarship (Japan study)Open to U.S. students - to participate in study abroad programs in Japan.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange ProgramOpen to all with focus on cultural exchange. It is designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields.
DAAD Scholarship ProgramsOpen to U.S. students - to study in Germany.
IIE - Boren ScholarshipsOpen to U.S. students - to study in world regions critical to the US including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East.
IIE-Language Flagship Fellowships
Offers funding for advanced language training in critical languages.
IIE - US Student FulbrightOpen to graduating seniors -The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, operates in more than 140 countries worldwide and grants are available in all fields of study.
IIE - Gilman ScholarshipOpen to U.S. students - to supplement funding for students who are receiving the Pell Grant at a 2-4 year University.
IIE - Miscellaneous Awards
Japan FoundationOpen to U.S. students - to fund research and study to promote intercultural understanding.
Japan Students Service Organizations Scholarships for Exchange Programs
JASSO Scholarships provide a monthly stipend, round trip airfare and a "setting-in" allowance to students with demonstrated financial need who want to study in Japan for six months up to one year. Scholarships vary annually in number and amount.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial FellowshipOpen to graduating Fine and Applied Arts seniors - to fund further study in Architecture, Art or Music with preference given to applicants under 25.
Malmberg Scholarship ProgramOpen to U.S. students - to study in Sweden up to one year.
National Italian American Foundation ScholarshipOpen to U.S. students - to study Italian and/or Italian culture.
Nissho Iwai Foundation Scholarship ProgramOpen to non-Japanese students registered in an undergraduate or postgraduate course at a Japanese university. Students specializing in the humanities and social sciences have priority.
For more information, contact Nissho Iwai Foundation, 2-4-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo-107; Tel: 03-3588-2115; Fax: 03-3588-4832
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Open to U.S. students with minimum GPA 3.5 - to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Rotary International Ambassadorial ScholarshipOpen to U.S. students - to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.
For information on types of scholarships,
The Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship Various scholarships in Norwegian study.

Last modified 01/21/2014