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Scholarships

The Institute for Global Studies considers all full-time, matriculated, University of Delaware undergraduate applicants for University of Delaware study abroad programs (not exchange programs) for need-based, merit-based and freshman/transfer scholarship awards. To be eligible, students must submit a complete application to a study abroad program and have a faculty member submit an online recommendation on their behalf by the scholarship deadline. Deadlines for program applications may be extended, but deadlines for scholarship applications will NOT be extended. University of Delaware students studying on programs sponsored by other universities or companies are not eligible for these scholarships.

Scholarships are competitive and application does not guarantee an award. All students are considered for awards and all scholarship awards are announced at the time of acceptance to a program.

 

If you receive a Study Abroad Scholarship, and are dismissed from your program due to improper conduct or you withdraw from the program and program funds have been expended on your behalf, you will be required to repay your scholarship award in full.

 

Study abroad scholarship funding is available as follows:

Need-based awards are given to students who demonstrate high levels of both financial need and academic performance. Need levels are determined by the Office of Student Financial Services, and merit is based on a weighted GPA (depending on the number of semesters completed at UD). Recipients usually have a combination of both high need and strong GPA (3.0 or above in most cases). Awards typically range from $1,000 to $4,000+ and can only be used toward the Program Fee.

Merit-based awards are given to students who demonstrate superior levels of academic performance. Merit is based on a weighted GPA (depending on the number of semesters completed at UD). Recipients usually have a strong GPA (3.5 or above in most cases). Awards range up to $2,000 and can only be used toward the Program Fee.

Freshman/Transfer awards are given to students who do not yet have an official UD GPA. This pool of scholarship applicants is evaluated based on a combination of their financial need and self-reported academic performance (GPA). Need levels are determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. Recipients usually have a combination of both high need and strong GPA (3.0 or above in most cases). Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000 and can be used only toward the Program Fee.

All scholarship recipients are required to submit two photos depicting what they have learned about the local culture at their study abroad location during their program, and to complete a survey for our benefactors at the end of their programs. In addition, recipients of scholarship awards are encouraged to send IGS weekly, brief written submissions about their study abroad program for posting on the IGS Global Blog.

Please note: All IGS Scholarship award decisions are final and subject to a student conduct review.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much Financial Need do I have to have? – To be considered for a need-based study abroad scholarship, you must have at least “some” financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. You must also have a FAFSA on file.


2. Can a scholarship award go towards tuition, books, registration fees, or personal expenses? – No, IGS scholarship awards only go towards the program fee.

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