Scholarships for Study Abroad DIS Scholarship Information
Study Abroad Scholarships
DIS offers need-based scholarships allocated from various funds including the Mary Dau Foundation to study abroad with DIS.
- DIS Scholarship – need-based up to $5,000 per semester; $250-1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection
- Work-Study Scholarship – up to $500 per semester (limited number)
- Diversity Scholarship - DIS seeks to promote a diverse student body by providing need-based financial support to academically excellent students from populations traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Such students may have diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, sexual orientation and educational backgrounds and experiences. First generation college students (meaning neither parent has a college degree from any country) are also encouraged to apply. Funding is available up to $5,000 per semester, $250-1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection.
Please see the study abroad scholarship application form for full instructions, and ask your study abroad advisor about additional financial aid opportunities.
The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship
Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS.
Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one semester student and up to $5,000 to one summer student studying for six weeks or more.
Applicants must submit the following via email to email@example.com by October 1st (for spring semester), March 1st (for summer), or April 1st (for fall / academic year), with the subject line "Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application":
- Home university
- Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2015)
- Program of enrollment at DIS (e.g. Justice & Human Rights)
- Personal statement no more than three (3) pages in length, addressing all of the following questions: What inspired you to become a leader, and how do you inspire others? How have you demonstrated leadership on your home campus and in your community? What is a global leader and how will your experiences abroad develop your leadership skills? How will you apply your leadership skills at DIS?
- At least one letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty member, coach, students affairs/leadership professional or other university administrator with whom you have worked as a student leader. Recommendation must be on university letterhead and attached to your email along with your personal statement.
DiversityAbroad.com offers twenty $1,000 study abroad scholarships each year to non-traditional study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as first-from-family college students. Scholarships are only available for students studying on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (including DIS).
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards up to $5000 for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and wish to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Applications are available here.
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
DIS is a Global Sponsor of the Fund for Education Abroad that offers awards up to $10,000 to students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad including minorities, first-generation college students, STEM majors, community college students and students with disabilities. In addition to the general scholarships, FEA offer dedicated scholarships available for LGBTQ students and students from certain states.
Study Abroad in Denmark Scholarship
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation supports U.S. university students who study abroad in Denmark, with the aim of helping to strengthen the cultural and friendship ties between our two countries. This award, up to $3,000, supports a student of Danish background or one who has demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to Denmark and "matters Danish". The application, along with detailed criteria, timing and instructions, is available at the link above, and is open to US citizens or permanent residents attending any U.S. college or university, registered to study abroad in Denmark for a minimum of one semester/trimester.
Home Financial Aid
For assistance with transferring your financial aid package, consult your Study Abroad Advisor or Financial Aid Officer on campus. They may also be able to assist you in exploring potential sources of additional financial aid or loans. There are more possibilities than you may think!