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 LIST OF MU-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

The Office of International Programs & Services (IPS) is able to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are possible due to the generosity of MU study abroad alumni and other supportive benefactors. These donors recognize the extraordinary impact that study abroad has upon professional and personal development and seek to inspire students to pursue international academic experiences during their time at Millersville.

To Apply: Log into the Millersville Scholarship Universe database to apply. You do not need to have started or finished Study Abroad Advising or a Study Abroad application to apply. 

Application Timeline: The scholarship application period is November 1st through April 1st for the following academic year. 
 
Scholarship Timeline Example Study Abroad Timeline Example
Open application period: November 1st 2020 - April 1st 2021
The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications in the month of April. 
Awardee notices go out by May 1st, 2021.
Participants must confirm study abroad acceptance before disbursement of funds. 
Summer / Fall 2021
Winter / Spring 2022
Open application period: November 1st 2021 - April 1st 2022
The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications in the month of April. 
Awardee notices go out by May 1st, 2022.
Participants must confirm study abroad acceptance before disbursement of funds. 
Summer / Fall2022
Winter / Spring 2023
Disbursement Requirements:
  • Confirmed acceptance to a study abroad program by IPS as well as the host university or provider, is required before disbursement of funds.  
  • Successful completion of the study abroad Advising, Application, and Getting Ready to Go stages. Failure to complete the study abroad process may jeopardize the student's scholarship eligibility.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to send a written note of appreciation to the scholarship donor and provide a testimonial to the IPS Office. 
 
AIFS Study Abroad This scholarship is eligible for students applying to an AIFS study Abroad program only. To be considered, you must be applying to an AIFS program. Additional scholarships may be available directly through AIFS. Multiple students can be awarded. Up to $1,000
API Study Abroad This scholarship is eligible for students applying to an API study Abroad program only. To be considered, you must be applying to an API program. Additional scholarships may be available directly through API. Multiple students can be awarded. Up to $1,000
ISA Study Abroad This scholarship is no longer available. Instead, all ISA applications will receive a price discount on their ISA application. Additional scholarships may be available directly through ISA. Multiple students can be awarded. $200 discount on application.
Marburg Study Abroad Scholarship This scholarship is to be awarded to a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher that is studying abroad for at least one semester and has demonstrated financial need. Second preference would be for the scholarship to be split between two students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher participating in semester-long or short-term study-abroad programming, and who have demonstrated financial need. $500
Womble Family Scholarship for Study Abroad This scholarship is to be awarded to a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher that is studying abroad for at least one semester and has demonstrated financial need. Second preference would be for the scholarship to be split between two students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher participating in semester-long or short-term study-abroad programming, and who have demonstrated financial need. Amount varies
Dr. Erik & Mrs. Jeanne Nakjavani Award for International Study Awarded to up to five students for expenses related to study abroad, and/or international internships. Students will be selected based upon the following criteria: academic merit, the impact of the education abroad on their professional and personal development, and a commitment to promote international education upon their return to Millersville University. First preference will be given to students with financial need. An application is required. Second preference or if no student meets the above criteria, the award will be offered to up to five students who are pursuing an academic program with an international or comparative focus, including—but not limited to—Government, International Studies and Foreign Languages. Up to $1,400

Amount varies
The Dr. James E. Harf '61 Study Abroad Scholarship Awarded to offset program expenses for Millersville students in good academic standing studying abroad in a semester- or year-long program or one of shorter-term duration sponsored by, or coordinated through the Millersville University Office of Global Education and Partnerships (or its successor).

The intention of the donor is to maximize the number of participants in study abroad in a given year through the distribution of the spendable income. First preference will be for students: (1) with financial need, and (2) who are studying abroad for the very first time. It is understood that all of the financial support monies will be used as awards to the students and applied to expenses directly associated with the study abroad trip, not for administrative expenses such as a processing fee, for example. Furthermore, recipients will be exempt from all such fees associated with the application process. Multiple students can be awarded.
$50 Application Waiver;

$500 Participation Fee Waiver;

And up to $1,350
Robert V & Virginia K Brown Scholarship for Global Education Awarded to a student participating in a global education experience, including but not limited to year abroad, semester abroad, winter, and summer session programs, internship abroad, and student teaching abroad, sponsored by, or coordinated through Millersville University Office of Global Education and Partnerships(or its successor). $2,350

Amount varies
Bennett J. and Joanne Wargo Cooper Global Opportunity Endowed Scholarship The annual spendable income will be awarded to an upper class student(s) studying abroad who demonstrates academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.0) and financial need. First preference will be given to a student(s) within the Honors College.  $2,350

Amount varies
Peter L. and Barbara B. Hunsberger Scholarship for Study Abroad Awarded to pay travel, room and board expenses for a student who has been approved to spend a semester studying in a university or other educational experience in a foreign country, in a program sponsored by or coordinated by the Office of International Programs and Services. The recipient must be in good academic standing, and be identified as a good representative of Millersville University. $1,100

Amount varies
Jackson Family International Education Scholarship Endowment Awarded to offset program expenses for a student pursuing a global education opportunity abroad, including, but not limited to, study abroad, internship abroad, or student teaching abroad in a program sponsored by, or coordinated though the Millersville University Office of Global Education and Partnerships (or its successor). This award will be given to a student who is from an underrepresented population and who has financial need. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Second preference will be for a student who is not from an underrepresented population, but who has financial need. Amount varies
John G. Williams '64 Study Abroad Scholarship Awarded as tuition to a student participating in a global education experience, including but not limited to year abroad, semester abroad, winter, and summer session programs, internship abroad, and student teaching abroad, sponsored by, or coordinated though the Millersville University Office of Global Education and Partnerships (or its successor). This award will be given to a student who is a junior or senior with demonstrated financial need.  First preference will be to a student majoring in the industrial technology education program. Second preference will be for a secondary education student. If neither first nor second preference can be met, a student majoring education for middle level (grades 4-8) or early childhood education (PK-grade 4) shall be selected. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Amount varies
University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia Exchange Slot An exchange slot is awarded occasionally to students who apply to study abroad at University of Sunshine Coast, Australia. A student that receives an exchange slot is waived the tuition differential charge. Tuition Differential  Waiver

Amount varies

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, & FUNDING RESOURCES

The scholarships listed on search portals and the following scholarships and grants and are provided by the U.S. government, businesses, and non-profit organizations. They all have unique and early deadlines. In many cases you may be required to apply to these scholarships a year in advance of completing study abroad advising or applying to a program through the IPS office.
 
PSECU Scholarship These scholarships for study abroad are available for regularly enrolled Millersville University students, as well as other PA students participating in Millersville University study abroad programs who have been accepted to study abroad by the Office of International Programs and Services. Students must be Pell eligible. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify.  Visit the this website for more information. 
Rotary International Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. Nine structured programs and nine service opportunities help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process. Visit the this website for more information. 
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed 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. These grants are competitive with an annual deadline of mid February. Visit this website for more information. 
Fund for Education Abroad The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Visit this website for more information. 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program (Grant) An option for recent graduates or graduate students, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects, or, for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a conferred bachelor's degree, not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months.  Visit this website for more information. 
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Funding is awarded up to $5,000.  Visit this website for more information.
Critical Need Language Award A supplement to the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program, applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000 in addition, for a total of $8,000. Potential languages that qualify include: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and others. A complete list is on their website.  Visit this website for more information.
Gilman-McCain Scholarship The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.  Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Visit this website for more information. 
Boren Scholarships

Boren Fellowships
Options for both undergraduate and graduate students, Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. Boren Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Preferred fields of study include area studies, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, International Affairs, Social Work, and many more. A complete list is on their website. 
 
Visit this website for more information. 
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. Potential languages that qualify include: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and others. A complete list is on their website. 
Visit this website for more information. 
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified graduating seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Foreign Service. The Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State.   It welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.

Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC and at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State’s Foreign Service. The five-year service commitment begins upon entry into the Foreign Service.
Visit this website for more information. 

AREA-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, & FUNDING RESOURCES

GERMANY Experience Germany - Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals:
The CBYX is a cultural program designed for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. This cultural immersion program includes university study and an internship. The study abroad scholarship includes airfare, some travel costs, language training, housing and living expenses, as well as other program related costs.

DAAD Scholarship (Deutcher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)
The DAAD scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to study abroad in Germany. This scholarship covers study abroad and exchanges and internships, and the program must be between 4 months (one semester) and 10 months (one academic year). This includes a monthly stipend, insurance and a travel allowance. 
Visit this website for more information.

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UNITED KINGDOM BUTEX Scholarship (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)
The BUTEX scholarship is for students studying abroad for either one semester or one (UK) academic year. All of MU partner universities in the UK are eligible for this scholarship. 
Visit this website for more information.
SOUTH AFRICA THE DONALD WHITE / MANDLA A. NDWANYA Memorial Fund
The scholarships are designed according to the following criteria:
Acceptance into or currently attending an accredited U.S. college or university, cumulative 3.5 grade point average, financial need, and majors in the following areas of study: education, science, engineering, mathematics, healthcare, medicine, or social work. Preference given to first generation students attending an accredited higher learning institution
 
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ASIA Asia Institute-PACIE Joint Scholarship
This scholarship supports global research, internships, and study abroad programs in Asia and is open to students attending universities and colleges in Pennsylvania. 


Freeman-ASIA program
This scholarship is  designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
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CHINA AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
The AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship is offered every year, and is due in mid-March. Students studying abroad for one academic year (from Sept-July) are eligible to apply. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, insurance, and travel allowance. 

Campus China
Multiple Scholarships Available
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JAPAN Bridging Scholarships
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding comes from the US-Japan Bridging Foundation and run by the American Assoc. of Teachers of Japanese. Knowledge of Japanese is not a prerequisite. Short term summer programs are not eligible.

JASSO Scholarship
Kansai Gaidai qualifies for the Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship of the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship
The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.

The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who  are U.S. or Japanese citizens, Currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Japan, will be enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study at a college, university or approved academic center in Japan and demonstrates financial need for international study.
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