Ambassador Awards. The University of New Orleans believes strongly that the study abroad educational experience should be made available to as many qualified students as possible. To this end, a limited number of Ambassador Awards will be made available to UNO students who exhibit high academic achievement, whose academic plans would benefit most from this experience, and who demonstrate financial need. Ambassador Awards range from $250-$1,500, and typically include a "work study" component in which the recipient will assist the Program Director in some way throughout the course of the summer. Applications for Ambassador Awards can be submitted after a study abroad application has been completed, up until the application deadline (February 15, 2018). For more information click here, or contact the Division of International Education at the University of New Orleans.
Student Government. The UNO Student Government allocates a limited number of awards which can be applied toward the Writing Workshops in Cork and other summer abroad programs offered by UNO's Division of International Education. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from $250 to $2,000, and applications must be received by March 8, 2018. For further information click here, or contact the Division of International Education at the University of New Orleans.
The Agnes Levine Memorial Award is made possible by a donation to the University of New Orleans (UNO) by Agnes’ husband, Mr. Michael Levine. The award is intended to both honor the memory of Agnes Levine and award students whose academic and/or artistic work suggests an abiding interest in diverse or diasporic individuals or groups, communities, or individuals. In 2017, up to $15,000 will be available for UNO students to utilize towards studying on one of UNO’s many study abroad programs. All applications must be received by February 15, 2018. For further information, click here or contact the Division of International Education at the University of New Orleans.
Phi Kappa Phi. The national Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi designates 50 grants of $1,000 each to be awarded to deserving students nationwide for study abroad. An online application is available until February 15, 2017. There is no limit to the number of students who could apply for these grants, and students do not have to be a member of the University, Phi Kappa Phi, or a U.S. citizen to apply.
Gilman Award. This State-Department-funded program offers grants for American undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Eligible students should be Pell Grant recipients in good academic standing who have never received the Gilman Award in the past. Completed applications, including individual project proposal, must be submitted by March 7, 2017. More information can be found on the Gilman website.
Fund for Education Abroad. The FEA is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for US undergraduates to participate in study abroad opportunities. The scholarships are designed to provide access to students who may not otherwise study abroad, with a special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups. The applications for 2017 are open on November 16, 2016. The deadline is January 11, 2017. More information can be found here.
Writing-Specific Awards. There are a number of writing contests and submission possibilities available, the awards of which can be applied to summer study abroad programs. A full list of upcoming submission deadlines can be found on the Events & Contests page.
Other Funding Possibilities. Students receiving state and federal aid can typically apply this to summer abroad programs, as long as the full award was not used during the academic year. Other award opportunities may be available at the college, state, or national level. A full list of possible awards can be found here. Please also consider speaking to your school's financial aid officer for more information.