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Undergraduate Grants and Scholarships

SIT Scholarships

Eligibility: SIT Study Abroad supports international opportunities for a wide range of students through its scholarship and grant programs. SIT scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students who demonstrate financial need. SIT grants and scholarships include but are not limited to SIT Pell Grant Match Award, the Compton Fund and the Sally Bragg Baker Scholarship.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• April 1 for summer programs
• May 15 for fall programs
• November 1 for spring programs
Applying for an SIT scholarship is easy!
i. When submitting your program application to SIT, be sure to indicate that you wish to apply for SIT scholarships.
ii. Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form.
iii. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad financial aid coordinator (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu) or 802 258-3503).

Grant Cycle and Award: Grants and Scholarships are awarded three times a year and vary in amount.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Eligibility: For undergraduates to pursue study abroad and/or international internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible) and must be receiving (or provide proof that they will receive) a Federal Pell Grant. The Gilman seeks to fund students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad (minorities, students with disabilities, etc.) and those who choose non-traditional study abroad destinations

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit draft applications to UO Study Abroad Programs for review at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Visit the website below to apply.
• Late February (for summer, fall or academic year programs)
• Late September to early October (for winter or spring programs)

Grant Cycle and Award: up to $5,000. Additional funds (up to $3,000) may be awarded to students studying critical need languages.


Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility:The National Security Education Program (NSEP) / Boren scholarships are awarded to undergraduates studying abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Preference is given to those pursuing studies of less commonly taught languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and selection is based on academic merit. Award recipients must fulfill a service requirement upon graduation, working for selected federal departments and agencies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit draft applications to UO Study Abroad Programs for review at least one month prior to the UO deadline. For more information and application materials, go to the website below or contact UO Study Abroad Programs.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• Applications for 2019-2020 must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on February 7, 2019
• Applicants will include a Program Budget, Two Essays, Letters of Recommendation and the Language Proficiency Evaluation, and a Language Self-Assessment

Grant Cycle and Award: Awarded annually. The maximum award amount is $8,000 for summer, $10,000 for one semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year.


Roger and Ginny Reich Scholarship for Study Abroad

Eligibility: The Roger and Ginny Reich Scholarship awards $1,000 to a student at the Clark Honors College attending a UO-sponsored study abroad program for a minimum of one full term. Applicants must have a 3.70 GPA.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• Applications are due mid-February.
• Current students interested in applying should log into Canvas and consult the CHC site for specific requirements and deadlines. These scholarships generally require that students be in good academic standing, and that they submit an essay and additional materials in February.

Grant Cycle and Award: Winners are announced each March and funds are disbursed through the UO Billing Office.


Shephard Family Scholarship for Study Abroad

Eligibility: The Shephard scholarship awards $2,000 to a student at the Clark Honors College pursuing foreign language study in a year-long UO-sponsored study abroad Compiled)by)Univ.)of)Oregon)African)Studies)Program Grant&and&Scholarship&List 3 program. Applicants must have a 3.70 GPA. and preference is given to students in a yearlong academic program in a foreign language. If there are no eligible candidates, then any CHC student attending an approved UO study abroad program will be considered.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• Applications are due mid-February.
• Current students interested in applying should log into Canvas and consult the CHC site for specific requirements and deadlines. These scholarships generally require that students be in good academic standing, and that they submit an essay and additional materials in February.

Grant Cycle and Award: Winners are announced each March and funds are disbursed through the UO Billing Office.


Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Eligibility: Established in honor of AIA Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations. AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
• Applications are due March 1, 2019
• The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only

Grant Cycle and Award: Annual Award of $1000 each.


Clark Honors College

For more information on these scholarships, visit or contact the Clark Honors College.


Diversity Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the university. Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to participate in community service opportunities to share cultural heritage, special skills and abilities, and diversity experiences. The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence coordinates and supports these projects. To be considered, applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, apply for admission by January 15, if you are an incoming student, or be a currently enrolled UO student in good academic standing and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor no later than February 1. List the UO as one of your first six choices. The school code is 003223.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
Applications are due January 15, 2019

Grant Cycle and Award: Annual award amounts for 2013–14 were $6,500 for undergraduate students and $9,000 for graduate students. These are renewable scholarships based on your grade level. The DES selection committee determines the amount and duration of each award.


Mills Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student at the UO. Applicant must ultimately be accepted to participate in a UO-sponsored program. Applicant must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA). International students must complete a Financial Aid Worksheet, available during the application process.  

Deadline and Application Requirements: TBD

Grant Cycle and Award: Approximately 30 to 40 scholarships of $500 will be awarded to students accepted for participation in UO-sponsored study abroad programs or IE3 internships.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year

Eligibility: FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are administered through university centers, to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. Students interested in receiving a FLAS apply directly to the centers. Current Africa centers include: Boston University; Harvard University; Indiana University; Michigan State University; Ohio University; University of California, Berkley; University of Florida; University of Kansas; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Pennsylvania (with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and Swathmore College); University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Yale University. African languages covered by FLAS include but are not limited to Arabic (in Africa), Swahili, Twi, Yoruba, Zulu.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Undergraduates may only receive FLAS funds for study of a language at the intermediate or advanced level.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Application deadlines vary for each center but are usually in January for the following academic year.

Grant Cycle and Award: This is an annual grant cycle but students can apply to more then one center simultaneously. Award benefits include a stipend plus some or all tuition and fees. (Graduate students receive full tuition and fees. Undergraduates receive up to $10,000 towards tuition.)


Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Eligibility: This scholarship is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to encourage Americans to study critical need foreign languages. This scholarship, from the Department of State, will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers in eleven critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu). For more information, go to the website listed above. .

Deadline and Application Requirements: early to mid-November

Grant Cycle and Award: Awarded annually