Education Abroad


Scholarship Description/Eligibility Award Amount Application Deadline

Dr. Robert B. Bailey III Legacy Scholarship

Open to currently enrolled degree-seeking UWRF students participating in a credit-bearing education abroad program endorsed by the Office of International Education.

~$1,150-$1,450 (3 awards available)

Deadline: Check the website.

John E. Butler International Research Scholarship

Students enrolled in a UW-River Falls education abroad program (such as Semester Abroad: Europe, an approved independent study, or Experience Scotland) provided that the recipient intends to carry out a semester-long, advisor-approved research project. This scholarship provides for a science-related, research-intensive experience intended for applicants who will be completing no less than 11 weeks of research. Preference will be given to students majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, but any research proposal that incorporates science can be considered. 

~$7,600 (2 awards available)

 Deadline: Check the website.

Mary Weiss Cashman International Education Fund

Supports an undergraduate student in the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching Program (COST) or a graduate student accepted to the International Visiting Teacher Program.


Deadline: Check the website.

Marion E. Hawkins International Student Scholarship

Supports an international sophomore or junior student (on a US Visa) with any major at UWRF. Student must demonstrate scholarship, character, leadership and determination


Deadline:  Check the website.

Melissa M. Johansen Education Abroad Scholarship

Students in a credit-bearing education abroad program approved by UW-River Falls. Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.    


Deadline: Check the website.

Inga and Nicholas J. Karolides Education Abroad in Europe Scholarship

Intended for a junior or senior executing an independent research project as part of/or in conjunction with participation in an approved study abroad program or a full-time credit-bearing independent study. Setting must be in Europe. 

~$1,500 (2 awards available)

Deadline: Check the website.

Muraski-Schraufnagel Endowed Scholarship

Students in a semester-long approved education abroad program.



Set to be available in the 2023-24 academic year

Semester Abroad Europe Scholarship

Students in the Semester Abroad Europe program.

~$2,200 (2 awards available)

Deadline: Check the website.

Ernst A. Teves International Memorial Scholarship 

Students in the Semester Abroad Europe program. Financial need and GPA will be considerations.


Deadline: Check the website.

CAS Travel Grants

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) participating in a study abroad progam associated with UWRF.

Up to $1,000 

Deadline: Check the website.

CBE International Studies Scholarship

This scholarship supports students in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) planning to study abroad.


Deadline: Check the website

CEPS Study Abroad Stipend

CEPS Study Abroad Stipend supporting students planning to study abroad. 

Up to $500

Deadline: Check the website.

UWRF International Education Scholarship

Students with active applications for the UWRF Experience Scotland, International Traveling Classroom, and Semester Abroad Europe programs

$1,000 (20 awards available)

Deadline: Check the website.

UWRF Short-Term International Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who have completed applications (payment of the deposit is not required for scholarship consideration), for active short-term, credit-bearing UWRF programs in J-Term, Spring Break, May, and Summer.


For J-Term, Spring Break, May, and Summer: October 15 priority consideration, will open Tuesday, October 3.

Wisconsin Resident Education Abroad Grant

UWRF degree-seeking students who are Wisconsin residents participating in UWRF programs (where tuition is paid to UWRF) and have financial need as determined by federal standards are eligible for this grant.

Details listed under "Study Abroad Financial Aid".

Varies based on amount available and term

Please check with the Financial Aid Office for details and deadlines 


The Office of International Education also manages/advises several education abroad scholarships; please see our National Scholarships and Education Abroad Scholarship/Grant Databases below for more information.


National Scholarships

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. Students must attend an undergraduate institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter (UWRF has one), but do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member in order to be considered. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

DAAD Scholarships    
DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals and institutions in higher education.  Since DAAD New York is the representative office for all of North America, its programs are open to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions geographically located in the United States, Canada and their territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc).  There are a few special programs that may extend to constituencies beyond that. Our primary goal is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel.  Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; we consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.

Education Abroad Scholarship/Grant Databases

Search through these databases to find other possible scholarship/grant opportunities.

University of Minnesota Scholarship Database

Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database

International Scholarships