Study Abroad

Scholarships and Grants

Students are encouraged to research and apply for scholarships and grants to help support their education abroad experience. Both UW-Whitewater and external funding opportunities are available. Early research and application is encouraged, since scholarship application deadlines often fall prior to program application deadlines and may be as early as a full year prior to the program start date.

Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad

This grant provides some funding for education abroad programs for undergraduate  participants who are Wisconsin residents, have demonstrated financial need, and meet certain other criteria. Students can find full information and the online application for this grant on the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad application page.

UW-Whitewater Scholarships

UW-Whitewater is proud to support participation in education abroad through a variety of scholarships.  Students can find information about and apply to the following UW-Whitewater study abroad scholarships through a common application:

  • API/UW-W Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Burton Heldt Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Michael D. Butler Sr Travel Abroad Scholarship
  • Ludeman Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Charles E. Cottle International Studies Scholarship
  • College of Arts and Communication Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Business and Economics Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Education Study Abroad Scholarship
  • College of Letters and Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Dean Goza International Travel Scholarship
  • International Studies Scholarships
  • Kerry College of Business and Economics International Studies Fund
  • Norman and Kathleen Wood International Education Scholarship
  • Peter Hoff Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Rama K. Bharadwaj Scholarship
  • Weiler and Company Scholarship

The following scholarship has a separate application process:

  • Donald L. and Allene L. Graham "Study in Britain" Award
    This scholarship is available to a student enrolled in any major in the University who enrolls for a period of one semester or longer in a University in the United Kingdom. The recipient must have attained at least junior standing at the beginning of the award and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. The applicant is expected to present evidence that they will gain admission to a university program in the United Kingdom.  

    IMPORTANT: Applications for the Graham Study in Britain Award should be submitted to the Office of Global Experiences (McCutchan Hall 204).  Applications are due in hard copy to the OGE by 4:30 pm on March 15 for students studying abroad during the upcoming academic year (e.g. Applications were due March 15, 2021 for students studying abroad in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semesters).


External Scholarships

In addition to scholarships administered by UW-Whitewater, a number of other organizations also offer scholarships for study abroad:

Scholarship Description
AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship Scholarship for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher studying abroad for a semester (£500) or year (£1000) in the UK on a program that is a full or associate member of the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom (AASAP/UK) (includes AIFS, API, CEA, ISA, USAC, and Wisconsin in Scotland programs).
Boren Scholarships of up to $20,000 for students studying languages, cultures, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security
BUTEX £500 scholarship for students studying in the UK at a BUTEX-affiliated university for a semester or year
DAAD Scholarships for students studying or interning abroad in Germany
Freeman-ASIA Awards Scholarships for students studying abroad in East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and more!) for a year (up to $7,000), semester (up to $5,000), or summer programs 8 weeks or longer (up to $3,000). Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 and demonstrated financial need (by completing the FAFSA for UW-W).
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships of up to $10,000 for undergraduate students studying abroad for four weeks or more. Includes one dedicated "Rainbow Scholarship" for LGBTQI students
Gilman Scholarships of up to $5,000 (or $8,000 for students studying critical need languages) for undergraduate Pell Grant recipients studying or interning abroad for four weeks or more.
Go Overseas Information clearinghouse with study abroad information and links to scholarships.
Golden Key $5,000 study abroad scholarships for Golden Key members
Phi Kappa Phi $1,000 study abroad grants for undergraduate students with a 3.75 GPA or higher. You do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member.
SAIIE Scholarship SAIIE would offer every spring and fall term, UW-Whitewater students the chance to win scholarships worth up to $1,500 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program, during the summer sessions $300 per session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions. We also offer UW-Whitewater students a scholarship worth $300 for our winterim term.
US-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarships of $2,500-4,000 for undergraduates studying abroad in Japan for a semester or year
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Database of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships.

Study Abroad Provider Scholarships

Many study abroad providers offer scholarships to students participating in their programs. Additionally, many providers offer students from affiliated universities discounts or additional scholarship opportunities. See below for information on scholarships and other financial benefits for study abroad providers with which UW-Whitewater has an affiliation.

Provider Scholarship Information Affiliation benefits for UW-W students
AIFS AIFS Scholarships
Automatic Affiliate Grant for UW-W students - $400 for semester programs, $200 for summer programs

API Scholarships

*Student Athlete Scholarship - welcomes students across all divisions who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Consideration for UW-W/API Affiliate Scholarships - apply using UW-W online common scholarship application.

*Awards from $250-$750 - apply through API Scholarship Application


CEA Scholarships

*UW-Whitewater students are not eligible to apply for additional CEA travel grants/vouchers.  Students can still apply for CEA scholarships.

Automatic Student Travel Grant for UW-W students - $2000 for yearlong programs, $1000 for semester programs, $500 for short-term and summer programs. 

CISabroad Scholarships

Automatic Affiliate discount - $250 for semester, $100 for short-term/internship programs
ISA ISA Scholarships Automatic $200 discount for UW-W students
USAC USAC Scholarships

McCutchan Hall
239 Prince Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Study Abroad
McCutchan Hall
Room 204
(262) 472-5759

International Student Support
McCutchan Hall
Room 220
(262) 472-4992