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Using your financial aid for Global Opportunities programs

Ohio University financial aid may be applied to Ohio University-sponsored study abroad and exchange programs, programs offered through the Ohio International Consortium (OIC), and affiliated third party providers . See Planning your experience for more details on these programs.

Click here for a comprehensive guide on using existing scholarships and financial aid on study abroad programs.

The maximum amount a student may receive from all campus administered scholarships, including departmental, endowed, and University-funded scholarships, cannot exceed the cost of attendance established annually by Ohio University.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships  can also answer specific questions.

Also, don't forget to check with your program director or provider for additional program-specific funding opportunities.

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Office of Global Opportunities

Office of Global Opportunities US Program Scholarship

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    Click here for Summer and Fall 2017 Scholarship Application

    Deadlines

    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for summer term and fall semester 2017 programs: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5pm.

     

    Eligibility

    An Applicant:

    • Must be an OHIO student applying for participation on one of the following domestic program opportunities:
      • Athens Food Justice
      • South by Southwest
      • MDIA Master Production Course
      • Cultural Immersion with the Navajo Nation
      • OHIO in LA
      • Storytelling & Theme Parks
      • SCUBA Diving non-credit experience
      • US: Civil Rights Tour
      • Storrm-Chasing Experience
      • Memorial Voices in DC
    • *Please note that not all domestic experiences are eligible for this scholarship.  Please write to global.opportunities@ohio.edu if you have questions on your program's eligibility.
    • Must submit an essay outlining their goals for the experience.  Applicants should specifically address the question: how do you anticipate this experience will enhance your educational, personal, and/or career goals?
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
    • Must have a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
    • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Notes on eligibility:
      • Preference is given to juniors and seniors. - 
      • Preference is given to students who have not had a previous off campus experience (study abroad or away).
      • Previous recipients of funding from the Office of Global Opportunities will only be considered if funds remain after all other applicants are considered.

     

    Award Amount

    Award amounts are intended to defray the cost of additional expenses associated with the experience and will range from $100-$750.

     

    Selection Criteria:

    1. Complete Office of Global Opportunities Domestic Scholarship Application

    2. GPA 

    3. FAFSA data and cost of program

    4. Quality and content of essay

Office of Global Opportunities Need-Based Travel Grant

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    Click Here For Summer 2016-17 and Fall 2017-18 Scholarship Application

     

     

    Deadlines
    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for summer term and fall semester 2017 programs: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm.

    Eligibility

    1. Undergraduate, degree-seeking OHIO student applying for winter break, spring semester, spring break or summer,  fall semester program for credit.
    2. Must have FAFSA on file

     

    Award Amounts

    Award amounts are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with education abroad programs and are tied to the awardee's host country.

    Central America and Caribbean: $400-$800

    South America: $600-$1200

    Europe: $750-$1500

    Africa: $1000-$2000

    Asia: $1000-$2000

    Oceania: $1000-$2000

     

     

Office of Global Opportunities Merit Scholarship

  • Click here for the Summer 2016-17 and Fall Semester 2017-18 Scholarship Application  

    Deadlines
    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for summer term and fall semester 2017 programs: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm.

    Eligibility

    1. Undergraduate, degree-seeking OHIO student applying for winter break, spring semester, spring break or summer or fall semester  program for credit.
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

     

    Award Amount

    Award amounts are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with education abroad programs and range from $500- $1000. The award will be directly applied to their student account during the term in which the awardee is scheduled to travel abroad.

     

Office of Global Opportunities Graduate & HCOM Student Travel Award

  • Click here for the application for programs over Winter break, Spring break, and Spring semester

    Click here for the application for programs over Summer and Fall semester

    Deadlines
    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for summer term and fall semester 2017 programs: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm.

    Eligibility

    1. Must be OHIO graduate or OHIO Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine student applying for participation on a winter break, spring semester, spring break or summer  or fall semester education abroad program for academic credit.
    2. Program must fit into applicant's academic program and career goals.
    3. HCOM students must be participating on an OHIO-sponsored program or an approved international rotation.

     

    Award Amounts

    Award amounts are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with education abroad programs and are tied to the location of the awardee’s host country:

    Central America and Caribbean:          $800
    South America:                                     $1200
    Europe:                                                 $1500
    Africa:                                                   $2000
    Asia:                                                     $2000
    Oceania:                                               $2000

     

Office of Global Opportunities Study Abroad Diversity Travel Award

  • Click here for the Online Application

    Deadlines
    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for summer term and fall semester 2017 programs: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm.

    Eligibility

    1. Must be enrolled at Ohio University as a full-time, degree-seeking student
    2. Must be applying or accepted to a credit-bearing study abroad program sponsored by OHIO or another accredited institution. HCOM students must be participating on an OHIO-sponsored program or an approved independent international rotation.
    3. Must be US citizen or permanent resident alien.


    Award Amount

    Award amounts are intended to defray the cost of travel associated with education abroad programs, successful applicants will recieve $1000. The award will be directly applied to their student account during the term in which the awardee is scheduled to travel abroad.

     

     

     

     

Elinda Ann Wing Appalachian Global Leadership Center Fund

  • Click here for the application

    Deadlines

    Application Deadline: 5pm,February 13, 2017

    Eligibility

    1. Must be currently enrolled for admission at OHIO and in the Global Leadership Certificate Program.
    2. Must have a FAFSA on file and qualify for need-based financial support.
    3. Must be a resident of one of the Ohio counties designated as Appalachian as determined by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
    4. Must be applying to or participating in a required GLC international experience prior to August 2017. Acceptance to your international program is not required to be considered for this award

     

    Completed applications, including 500-word essay, must be submitted to global.opportunities@ohio.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 13,  2017.

J. Michael Lawrie Global Education Scholarship

  • J. Michael Lawrie Global Education Scholarship Application

    Deadlines
    Application deadline for winter break, spring semester & spring break programs 2016-17: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5pm.

    Application deadline for 2017 summer term, fall semester and academic year programs: March 1, 2017 at 5pm. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all application materials, including references and reference signature pages, are received by the application deadline. 

    Eligibility (appliant must qualify in all categories)

    1. Majors from the College of Arts & Sciences with junior or senior status at the time of the program.
    2. Be enrolled full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences.
    3. Minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA.
    4. Be involved in leadership activities on campus.
    5. Possess a high degree of personal integrity.
    6. Must be applying or accepted to a faculty-led study abroad or exchange program sponsored by OHIO University.

    Reference Form

    All reference letters must contain the Lawrie Reference Form, referenced in the application. Make sure you download and print 2 copies, sign them and give one to each of your reference writers. References are submitted at ogolawriescholarship@ohio.edu.

Dr. Michael and Mrs. Marilyn Day Study Abroad Award

  • Click here for the Summer 2016-17, Fall 2017-18, or Academic Year Program 2017-18 Scholarship Application

    Deadline
    Application deadline for Summer, Fall or Academic Year Programs: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5pm.

    Eligibility

    1. Full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking OHIO student applying for participation in a credit-bearing study abroad program during summer, fall or academic year.
    2. Must apply and qualify for the Office of Global Opportunities Need-Based Travel Grant (see above).
    3. Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
    4. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

     

Daniel K.C. Shao Scholarship

  • Click here for application.
    Application Deadline: 5pm on March 1, 2017

    Eligibility

    • For students studying abroad in Asia.
    • OHIO undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Students must have their study abroad experiences planned at the time of application and the program must be an approved part of his/her degree program. See the Office of Global Opportunities for more information. 
    • Enrollment requirements:
      • Semester or academic year – students required to enroll for 12 OHIO credits, or the full-time equivalent, during each term abroad.
      • Summer programs – students required to enroll for a minimum of 6 OHIO credits, or the equivalent.
      • Independent/graduate research - students required to work with faculty on research plan.

Kazuo Yamada Scholarship

  • Application Deadline : TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility

    1. Open to participants of the Chubu University Study Abroad program.
    2. Need and performance based.

George C. Burke Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad for OIC

  • Deadlines

    Click here for the application
    5pm on March 1
    (To be submitted to OGO)

    Eligibility

    1. Open to U.S. citizens who are full-time, degree-seeking undergrads.
    2. Must be at least a rising sophomore when studying abroad.
    3. Program must be accredited and at least four weeks in duration.
    4. Min. 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Donald N. Nelson Scholarship for OIC

  • Visit the site for this scholarship.

    Deadlines
    Spring: October 15, 2016 by 5pm

    Fall2016 and Academic year 2016/17: February 15, 2017 by 5pm

    (To be submitted to OGO)

    Eligibility

    1. Open to U.S. citizens who are full-time, degree-seeking undergrads.
    2. Must be at least a rising sophomore.
    3. Min. 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Scholarships Administered by Other Ohio University Offices

Glander Scholarship for Romance Languages

  • Eligibility
    Must be studying either French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Contact the Department of Modern Languages for more information.

DML Study Abroad Scholarship

  • AY 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

    Deadlines
    Due same time as program application

    Eligibility

    1. Ohio University undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
    3. Students must be applying for a faculty-led study abroad program sponsored by the DML

Global Health Initiative Student Travel Awards

  • Deadlines
    Winter/Spring programs: Rolling Deadlines starting September 1, October 1, and November 1 at 11:59 PM

    Summer programs: Rolling Deadlines starting February 1 and March 1 at 11:59 PM

    Eligibility
    Open to students in Heritage College and the College of Health Sciences and Professions who plan to participate in any of the following programs:

    • Ongoing
      • HCOM and HSP Independent International Rotations/Opportunities
    • Winter Break
      • Global Public Health in Costa Rica
    • Spring Break
      • Global Public Health in London
      • Cuba Comparative Health Systems
    • Summer
      • Botswana - Healthcare
      • Botswana - Rehabilitation Services
      • Ecuador - Community and Public Health
      • Ecuador - TDI Research
      • Malaysia – Promoting Wellness in Older Adults
      • Paraguay – Explore, Connect, Serve
      • Peru - Clinics
      • South Africa - Child Life and Medicine

    For more information go to: https://www.ohio.edu/globalhealth/travel-awards.cfm

ITDI Student Travel Award

  • Objective:

    To provide students wishing to participate in ITDI-sponsored Education Abroad programs with partial financial assistance to cover travel related expenses through a competitive process.

     

    Nature of the Award:

    • Up to 10 awards will be granted during 2017

    • Up to $500 will be applied towards in-country travel expenses

    • Letter of award in recipient’s file with copy to the Dean or other academic authority as requested

    • This award is not considered financial aid and is not "need based"

     

    Eligibility

    Three separate award categories will be available

    • OUHCOM Students: Students currently enrolled in Years 1 to 4 at OUHCOM or CORE Residency programs

    • Ohio University students: Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing

    • Other Students: Undergraduate, graduate and Medical students from other institutions of higher education.

     

    Eligible programs:

     

    Guidelines

    • Fill out the ITDI Travel Award Application Form online
      (Form is active  - updated 01/31/2017).

    • Prepare an up to 2000 character essay on the topic listed below, including spaces, and paste it into the appropriate box. Paste the references into the corresponding box also (at least 3 papers or textbook references).

    • Deadline Feb 15, 2017

     

    IMPORTANT : The travel award process is competitive.  Essays not following the word limit or content guidelines will not be considered.  We highly suggest that you have a faculty member or advisor review your essay prior to submission.

     

    Selection process

    • Essays will be evaluated by a panel of ITDI members and students, and scored considering grammar and punctuation, clarity of ideas, overall content and relevance to the topic.

    • A decision letter will be emailed to the applicant two weeks after the deadline.

    • A letter of award, stating the nature of the competition and other relevant details, will be added to the applicant’s file at OUHCOM or in their school/program and sent to the Dean or other academic officer at their school as requested.

    • Award will be contingent on actual participation in the program and cannot be used to pay for program deposits.

    • Awards are not transferable and can not be deferred.

     

      Essay Topic for the 2017 competition:

      

    The role of international experiences in shaping student education

     

    or

     

    What does it mean to be a global citizen .


    Funds for this travel award program are provided by ITDI.

Student Enhancement Awards (SEA)

  • Visit the SEA site.

    Deadlines
    Spring:TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Fall: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility
    To support student research. See website for guidelines.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund

  • Deadlines
    Application Deadline: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility
    To support student research. Additional guidelines available at the Office of Global Opportunities and to be posted here soon.

Department of Geography

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Travel Grant

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Fall: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Winter: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Spring: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility
    Open to graduate students.

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Original Work Grant

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Fall: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Spring: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility
    Open to graduate students.

Wayne Hadley Scholarship Fund LGBT Travel Award

  • Deadlines
    Summer /Fall/Spring : TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Eligibility

    1. Must be enrolled at Ohio University as a full-time, degree-seeking student
    2. Must be in good academic standing
    3. Must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or transgender.
    4. For more information contact the LGBT Center https://www.ohio.edu/lgbt/ 

Administered by IEP@OHIO and Other Affiliates

IEP Scholarships


  • IEP at OHIO is the on-campus representative of CISabroad. If you are an OU student participating in a CISabroad semester or summer program, the application for scholarships/grants administered by CISabroad is part of the CISabroad program application.  Details of scholarships offered can be found at  here.  




    If you are interested in funding for other IEP entities, (World Internships, Performing Arts Abroad, Barcelona SAE, or Kaya), please contact Ellie Koewler at ellie@iepabroad.org.
     

Academic Programs International (API)

  • API Scholarship Application

    Deadline for spring semester programs 2017: October 24, 2016

    Deadline for summer programs 2017: March 31, 2017

    Deadline for fall 2017/Academic year 2017-2018: March 2017

    Eligibility

    1. Must be participating on an API study abroad program.
    2. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Nationally Competitive International Scholarships

National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Information
    For undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying a less commonly taught language. National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    For Pell Grant recipients.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships

  • View more information.

    Many scholarships available.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Study in Germany

Bridging Scholarship for Study In Japan

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Contact Chris Thompson in the OHIO Department of Linguistics for more information.

JASSO / Japanese Student Service Organization

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See contact below for more detail. 

    Information
    Contact Chris Thompson in the OHIO Department of Linguistics for more information.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See contact below for more detail. 

    Information
    Contact Laura Schaeffer, Freeman-ASIA representative at OHIO for more information.

Blakemore Foundation Language Grants

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For East or Southeast Asian Language study

English Language Teaching Assistantships in France

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For students interested in teaching English in France. Contact Lois Vines for more information.

Fulbright US Student Program

Marshall Scholarships

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Study in the United Kingdom.

George J. Mitchell Scholarships

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Diversity in Global Education Network

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Awards range from $750-$1000 and the list of eligible programs is extensive.

James G. Stemler Scholarships

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    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For eligible members of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students

The Fund for Education Abroad

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Awards can be up to $10,000

Gates Cambridge Trust

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Study at the University of Cambridge.

Offered by Civic Organizations, Foundations, and Other Institutions

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Year-long language and cultural immersion

American Women's Club Travel Scholarship Foundation

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Study in Sweden

Cleveland Advertising Association Education Foundation Scholarship

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For Ohio residents pursuing a communications or marketing-related major.

Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: TBA- Check back soon for more information.

    Information
    Sophomores from underrepresented minorities interested in international careers.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For underrepresented minority students in biomedical or behavioral sciences

National Italian American Foundation

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For Italian-American students or those pursuing Italian studies

Go Teach Abroad Scholarship and the Go Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

Go Overseas Scholarship

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For students enrolled in, or in the process of applying to study abroad programs. Largest scholarship is $1000.

Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    For aspiring French teachers going to French-speaking countries

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships

  • View more information.

    Deadlines
    Application Deadline: Varies by term.  See link above for more detail. 

    Information
    Teaching fellowships


   

   
   

   
   

   
   

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