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Scholarships


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

General Eligibility Requirements:
  • All scholarships are only available to regularly enrolled Millersville University students who have been officially accepted to study abroad by the Office of International Programs and Services.
  • Student must complete the entire pre-departure study abroad process, which includes submitting all materials and documents by the designated deadlines. Failure to complete the study abroad process according to deadlines may jeopardize the student's scholarship eligibility.
  • If the recipient of the scholarship should withdraw from his/her study abroad program at any time, the scholarship must be repaid in full to Millersville University immediately. Program deferrals will be considered on a case by case basis. 
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to send a note of appreciation to the scholarship donor.

To Apply:

Scholarship applications are part of the Millersville study abroad application on the Portal. To be considered for any available MU scholarship opportunity, your scholarship application must be completed by the study abroad application deadline of that specific cycle. These deadlines are announced regularly on the IPS homepage and social media accounts for each cycle. 

Students should complete the optional essay question on their study abroad application called MU Scholarships (Optional) by the announced application deadline. Students completing the MU Scholarship essay after the official deadline are not eligible for consideration. 

 LIST OF MU-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS

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, and complete the MU Scholarship questionnaire on your study abroad application. Additional scholarships may be available directly through AIFS' website. 
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, and complete the MU Scholarship questionnaire on your study abroad application. Additional scholarships may be available directly through API's website. 
ISA Study Abroad This scholarship is no longer available. Instead, all ISA applications will receive a $200 price discount on their ISA application. 
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 International Programs and Services (or its successor). This award will be given to a student who is from an underrepresented population and who has financial need.
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's Office of International Programs and Services (or its successor).
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.
Bennett J & Joanne Wargo
Cooper Global
Opportunity 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.
The Dr James E Harf '61
Study Abroad Scholarship
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.
Peter L & 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 by the Director of the Office of International Programs and Services
John G Williams '64 Study
Abroad Scholarship
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.
Marburg Scholarship Awarded to students studying abroad in Marburg.
USC Exchange Scholarship Awarded occasionally to students study abroad at University of Sunshine Coast, Australia. 
Scholarship Disbursement Policies: 
  • All scholarships will be disbursed according to the regular Millersville disbursement cycle, as established by the Office of Financial Aid. 
  • If the recipient receives a Millersville bill for the costs associated with studying abroad, the scholarship will be automatically applied to his/her bill. If the recipient is not billed by Millersville, the scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student.
    • If the scholarship recipient is studying abroad during a Summer session, he/she must complete a Summer Financial Aid Application with the Office of Financial Aid in order to have the scholarship disbursed with summer financial aid. The recipient must also communicate with the Development Office to notify them that he/she would like the scholarship applied to their Summer session.
  • Note: If the scholarship recipient receives other forms of financial aid (loans, grants, other scholarships, etc.) he/she should contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding how the study abroad scholarship will impact their overall financial aid package.

GENERAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

The following websites are good resources for researching outside study abroad scholarships. Many of these scholarships have early deadlines, and you may be applying for scholarships before you even start your application to study abroad. 

LIST OF OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS
 
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.  Please visit the PSECU webpage for more information on this scholarship. 
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. Please visit the Rotary 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. Please 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. Please visit this website for more information. 

Country/Area-Specific Scholarships

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. Please visit http://www.cdsintl.org/cbyx for more information.
DAAD Scholarship (Deutcher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) The DAAD scholarship is designed for third and fourth year students seeking to study abroad in Germany. This scholarshp 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.  Please visit DAAD Scholarship Webpage for more information.

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.  Please visit the BUTEX Scholarship Webpage for more information.

SOUTH AFRICA (Cape Town):
 
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 
Priority is based on financial need
Preference given to first generation students attending an accredited higher learning institution
Majors or certifications for the following areas of study: education, science, engineering, mathematics, healthcare, medicine, or social work 
Please visit their webpage for more information. 
CHINA:
Campus China Multiple Scholarships Available Visit the CampusChina Website.
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.  Please visit the AASCU Scholarship Webpage for more information
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. Please visit the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for more information.
JASSO Scholarship Kansai Gaidai qualifies for the Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship of the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).
These scholarships are available for those students who come from our affiliated institutions.
Check out the JASSO Website for more information. 
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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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.  Click here for more information from the Asia Institute.
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.  Click here for more information. 

National Scholarships

One great resource for national scholarship opportunities is StudyAbroad.State.Gov
 
NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students & NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students This scholarship offers opportunities for U.S. undergraduate student to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. Available to all undergraduate U.S. citizens, enrolled in U.S. institutions and planning to study one the above described languages, this scholarship can be applied to programs lasting an academic year, a semester or a summer program that will last at least 8 weeks for freshman or sophomores, or science and engineering majors. Preference will be given to students studying abroad for a full academic year.

The graduate fellowship is designed to encourage students of master’s and doctoral programs to add a language component to their education both domestically and overseas. Special opportunities are available for students studying in Asia.
Please visit Boren Awards Webpage for more information.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program This scholarship offers grants to undergraduate students who are of limited financial means to pursue study abroad or internships abroad. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application. Programs must be at least four weeks and no longer than one academic year. 

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad will also be considered for the Critical Need Language Award. Critical need languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, etc.), Korean, Russian and several others. 
Please visit Gilman Scholarship Webpage for more information.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.   Please visit the Fulbright webpage for more information.