UW-Green Bay

Grants & Scholarships

Cost is one of the most important factors students mention when planning for a study abroad program. It's important to look at all of your financial options when thinking about a program.

Make sure to check out all of the resources on this page to help you make a budget and plan for your study abroad costs and contact the Office of International Education with any questions.  This may not be a comprehensive list, but it is a great place to start!

COST

All UWGB study abroad programs are based on different billing structures.  Some programs may be exchange, where you pay UWGB tuition.  Others may be direct enroll where you pay the tuition/program fee of your host university.  Our faculty-led travel courses are billed with inclusive costs so credits are included in the overall program fee as well as most other costs.  You can see details on each program budget on the individual program page (under Budget Sheets).
 

RESOURCES

 

FINANCIAL AID

Many students are eligible for more financial aid when they apply for a study abroad program. Each individual student situation is different, however award amount generally depends on family contribution, cost of program, and number of program credits.

Generally to be eligible students must be full time or degree seeking and show need on their FAFSA forms.  Always ask about financial aid/loan eligibility as a study abroad program may increase your overall charges and those who were ineligible before may now be!
 

TO DO:

  • Read the Financial Aid for Study Abroad handout
  • See if you are eligible for veteran/GI, tribal, or other special benefits for your study abroad program
  • Ask a financial aid advisor about any loan or grant options that you are eligible for
For any questions about your financial aid please contact Jamee Haslam at haslamj@uwgb.edu or another financial aid advisor. 
 

SCHOLARSHIP & GRANT OPTIONS

Check out the list below to see which scholarships and grants you might be eligible for. Make sure to note application deadlines and don't limit yourself to this list, see what else is out there!
 

UW-Green Bay Opportunities

These are study abroad specific scholarships and grants available to UW-Green Bay students. Please check each option for specific application deadlines and eligibility.

UW-Green Bay offers many other scholarship opportunities for students. All scholarships and grants at UW-Green Bay may apply towards a study abroad program (listed as instructional costs, tuition/program fee, insurance, or administrative fees). You can find information about available opportunities, application deadlines, and eligibility on this website: http://www.uwgb.edu/scholarships/.

Outside General Opportunities

The links below are for scholarships and grants outside of UW-Green Bay that can apply towards almost any study abroad program. You do not need to be a UW-Green Bay student to apply.

Location-Specific Opportunities

The links below are for scholarships and grants outside of UW-Green Bay that can apply towards a study abroad program in a specific location. You do not need to be a UW-Green Bay student to apply.

 

UW-Green Bay Opportunities

Anne C. Kok Scholarship

History: Professor Anne Kok was the director of the Social Work Professional Programs at UW-Green Bay when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2008. Memorial gifts from Anne's family and several hundred friends, former students and colleagues established this scholarship.

The UWGB Social Work Department awards one scholarship each academic year. One-half of the scholarship will be applied to fall semester tuition and fees while the second payment will be applied to spring semester tuition and fees provided the minimum cumulative G.P.A. meets the university's established requirements.

Award
$1,300 annually to one student, pending funding.

Deadline
Applications are due by 4:30pm on the second Friday of March.

Eligibility and Requirements
Find eligibility requirements, application links and contact information on this site: 
http://www.uwgb.edu/social-work/bsw-program/stipends-scholarships/

  • Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate student at UWGB, with at least two semesters of coursework completed at UWGB, and pursuing a UWGB academic-sponsored international learning experience.
  • Students must be a current UW-Green Bay Social Work or social-justice major with a 3.0 GPA
  • Students who participate in fall/winter study abroad programs are eligible to apply in the spring.  
  • Other eligibility options are listed on the scholarship website above. 

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the Social Work Department at socialwork@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2049.

Arendt Family Travel Abroad Endowed Scholarship

John and Lucy Arendt are proud UW-Green Bay alumni, employees, and advocates. Both John and Lucy earned their bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees at UW-Green Bay– John in 1988 and 2012 and Lucy in 1987 and 1990. Lucy served as the Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies and the Director of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business until 2015, while John is currently the Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute.

They established this scholarship to encourage students to enhance their education at UW-Green Bay through a faculty-led, short-term travel abroad experience.  The recipient(s) and at least one alternate shall be chosen by the Office of International Education Scholarship Committee.

Award
Award of $500 to one student as funding permits for winter and summer

Deadline
October 1st (winter travel courses)/ March 1st (summer travel courses)

Eligibility
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at UW-Green Bay
  • Must be participating in a UW-Green Bay sponsored short-term, faculty-led travel course
Requirements
  • Download and complete the application form
  • Complete short answer questions (on application form) in a 1-2 page total response.
  • Finalists will complete a short interview with the selection committee (will be contacted for date/time)
Process
Please submit application form and essay by email to oie@uwgb.edu or bring hard copy to the Office of International Education (CL 108) by the deadline.  Interviews will be set after the deadline. 
 

Global Citizen Scholarship

This Short-Term Study Abroad semi-annual scholarship competition is awarded to a student that can use it toward a faculty-led travel course.  The recipient shall be chosen by the Global Citizen Scholarship Selection Committee using the selection criteria below (based on the time of application).

Award
Award of $300 to one student for each term (summer and winter interim) as funding permits. 

Deadline
March 1
for summer interim programs, November 1 for winter interim programs.

Eligibility
  • Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Green Bay
  • Student must be participating in a faculty-led travel course program (2-3 weeks in duration) outside of the United States that is led by a UW-Green Bay faculty member (preference given to those participating in a trip led by a Global Studies faculty member)
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Requirements
  • Student must complete a two-page essay detailing financial need, describing the short-term study abroad opportunity, and highlighting the benefits of the proposed trip to the student.
  • A resume (or CV) must also be submitted to the selection committee.
Process
Please submit all required application materials by email to Christine Vandenhouten. by the deadline.

 

Harris Family Annual Scholarship for Student Teaching Abroad in New Zealand

Imagine a place where you can teach to the highest professional standards in one of the most respected educational systems in the world, then, in less than a half hour drive, relax on a beach, hike a rainforest, or kayak pristine waters. This is the life-changing experience Chris Harris (’09 and ’13) had teaching in New Zealand that profoundly impacted his professional career in education. In return for the education and experience that he received at his alma mater, he wishes to assist future students looking to “go the extra mile” for their career in obtaining the same opportunities.

Award
Award of $1,500 annually, split between terms. 

Deadline
November 1 for spring term, May 1 for fall.

Eligibility
  • Must be an undergraduate student at UW-Green Bay
  • Must be admitted to the Professional program in Education
  • Must be completing a student teaching assignment in New Zealand (International Student Teaching application)
Requirements
  • Minimum 1,500 word essay addressing: “Why do you want to be an educator, and how will this experience contribute to your goals and help future students?”

Process
Please submit essay by email to oie@uwgb.edu or bring hard copy to the Office of International Education (CL 108) by the deadline.  Make sure to include your email address and contact information on the essay. 
 

Phi Kappa Phi Green Bay Chapter – Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship

The Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi grant is designed to help students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by participating in short term study abroad programs.

Award
1 award of $250 per semester

Deadline
 
For Winter interim November 1, Summer interim April 1.  Late materials will not be considered.

Eligibility:
Open to any active Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) member who meets the following requirements:

  • Are a full time student.
  • Actively participate in Green Bay PKP events.
  • You must have applied to a short term study abroad program (if you are not selected for your program the award will go to another applicant).  Eligible programs are UWGB study abroad programs that are 4 weeks or less in length (faculty-led or summer/winter interim).
  • Previous winners are not eligible to reapply. 
A committee selected by the Office of International Education including the Phi Kappa Phi President Elect will be responsible for selecting the successful applicant for each session.

Requirements
  • Complete a 1-2 page essay explaining why you are qualified for this award, including your participation in the local Green Bay PKP chapter, as well as explaining how your study abroad program will benefit your growth and development.  
  • Current CV or resume
  • Download the application cover page here (complete and submit with essay)
Process
Submit application materials the Office of International Education no later than 11:59pm CT on the deadline  to oie@uwgb.edu or in person to the Office of International Education (CL 108).  
 

WITCO Travel Grants

Each year the Office of International Education awards more than $49,000 in travel grants from the UW-System for UW-Green Bay students studying abroad. That's free money! Application is easy, but the following eligibility requirements below must be met to receive a travel grant.

Award
Travel grants shall not be less than $500 nor more than $2,000 per student. Awarded to eligible students each semester, exact amounts depend on total number of eligible applicants. 

Deadline
Friday, March 23 
(fall/academic year programs) or Friday, October 13 (spring programs)

Eligibility
  • Full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking student at UW-Green Bay
  • Enrolled full-time at UW-Green Bay in the semester preceding travel
  • Must be classified as a Wisconsin Resident for tuition purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting the applicable FAFSA form to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete application for for participation in a long-term study abroad program (8 weeks in duration or longer) administered by UW-Green Bay or any other UW System institution
  • Applicants who have not previously received a Travel Grant will receive funding priority
Requirement

Process
Please submit application form by email to oie@uwgb.edu or bring hard copy to the Office of International Education (CL 108) by the deadline. 
 

Wochinske Scholarship

Little did Jim Wochinske or Katy Keidatz realize that a UWGB study abroad program to London would have such a lasting effect on their lives. The two met during a winter interim travel course in 1971 and a relationship soon developed. The couple married, raised three children, and distinguished themselves as successful business leaders in Green Bay. Jim and Kathy Wochinske are strong advocates for UWGB and support several students attending their Alma mater. This scholarship further enables UW-Green Bay students to engage in life-changing experiences through study abroad.

Award
Award of $400-500, awarded twice per year pending funding

Deadline
November 1
 (winter/spring programs)  April 1 (summer/fall programs)

Eligibility
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UW-Green Bay
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be participating in a UW-Green Bay study abroad program
Requirements
  • Download the application form.
  • In 1-2 pages (1000 word maximum) answer the question: “Why did you choose this program and what impact do you hope it will it have on your academic, professional, and/or personal goals?”
  • Please include name/email address on the essay (upper right corner)

Process
Please submit application form and essay by email to oie@uwgb.edu or bring hard copy to the Office of International Education (CL 108) by the deadline. 
 

Outside General Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.  The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed

Website: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Please contact the Financial Aid office with any questions about this scholarship.
 

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and 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 vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Website: https://www.borenawards.org/
 

CEA Study Abroad

CEA Study Abroad offers several scholarships to students participating in their programs. These are based on merit, diversity, need, and for particular programs.  The UWGB study abroad program to Alicante, Spain is eligible for the Faculty-Led Program Scholarship.  

Website: http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/financial-options/cea-scholarships
 

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad connects talented diverse and underrepresented students and graduates to international education and career opportunities that will prepare them for leadership in an interconnected world.  Their mission is to ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic and social backgrounds are aware, have equal access and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges.  Diversity Abroad offers several scholarship opportunities for students.  

Website: https://www.diversityabroad.com/partner/diversity-abroad/scholarships
 

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives.  Their website offers several different scholarship opportunities. 

Website: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/
 

Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship

The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

Website: http://www.rainbowsig.org/rainbow-scholarship/
 

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, like the national office, advances interdisciplinary academic excellence.

For more information please see the information sheet.

  • You do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member, however, you do need a 3.75 GPA or above to qualify.
  • The Office of International Education can provide proof of application or an acceptance letter

Questions?
Contact Josh Goldman at goldmanj@uwgb.edu

Website: http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/study-abroad/study-abroad-faq#.Wk-_s9-nEdU
 

Rotary Global Scholarship Grant

This is a $30,000 annual scholarship offered for graduate students for study outside of the U.S. Applicants must meet eligibility and must work, attend school, or live in District 6220 of the Rotary International. 

Website: https://www.ridistrict6220.org/rotary-foundation-grants/global-grant-scholarship.html

Location-Specific Opportunities

AASCU Study in China Scholarship

The Educational Office, Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China, in Washington, D.C., has approved scholarship awards for undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities. The scholarship is for one year or semester of full time academic study at a designated university in China. (List of Universities)

Website: http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/StudyinChina/ 
 

AMIDEAST

At AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World, we are committed to providing financial assistance to students participating on our programs in the Middle East and North Africa.  Options include need based or "blog abroad" scholarships.  Applicants must participate in an AMIDEAST program.

Website: http://www.amideast.org/abroad/resources/scholarships/scholarships


Bridging Foundation - Japan

The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.  The Foundation aims to expand the opportunities for study abroad in Japan to help prepare America’s young people to assume future global leadership roles.  Students must be accepted in a program in Japan, and provide the tuition.  Bridging Scholars are chosen by a volunteer committee and awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 for the academic year, which provide for travel and daily cost-of-living expenses.

Website: https://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships
 

BUTEX International Scholarships

This scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant and is at a UK university or college which is BUTEX-affiliated. If you are not sure whether your host institution is BUTEX-affiliated, please see this website. Note: The Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow are all BUTEX-affiliated (UWGB programs).

To apply you have two options: design a poster or answer the question "5 things I wouldn't study abroad without". Please choose one of these options. Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one entry.

Website: http://www.butex.ac.uk/scholarships/how-to-apply/‚Äč

CLS - Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.  Learn more about this program on this handout. 

Website: http://clscholarship.org/
 

DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers several undergraduate scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility includes being a full-time undergraduate student, participating in a semester or longer program in Germany, and being interested in contemporary German and European affairs.

Website: https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship/
 

Denmark (Aalborg University Institutional Travel Scholarship)

Aalborg University is pleased to announce that your students have the opportunity to apply for the Institutional Travel Scholarships Programme. The Programme is open for students from selected partner institutions outside Europe.

Award

Up to 5,000 DKK (approx. $800) as funding permits as a reimbursement  for travel expenses

Deadline
October 1 
(spring semester), April 1 (fall semester/academic year)

Eligibility
  • Must meet eligibility and have been accepted to the Denmark (Aalborg University) program
Requirements
  • Request a nomination for this scholarship from the program advisor (Kristy Aoki)
  • Complete a UWGB study abroad application for the Denmark program
  • Provide a recommendation letter from a professor (separate from what is required for UWGB application)
  • Complete Aalborg University's application form (information sent after UWGB acceptance)
Process
Please submit materials to oie@uwgb.edu or bring hard copy to the Office of International Education (CL 108) or complete any online requirements by the deadline. 
 

Generation Study Abroad (New Zealand)

Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000 each, will be granted to seven students demonstrating the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand. A further 26 Generation Study Abroad Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand's eight universities and participating ITPs to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand.

Established in 2011, Education New Zealand (ENZ) [www.enz.govt.nz] is New Zealand's government organization mandated to work with education providers, businesses and others to promote education in New Zealand to those overseas. Its collaboration with the Generation Study Abroad initiative will include informational webinars and other activities aimed at engaging IIE's growing list of commitment partners, with the ultimate objective of doubling the number of U.S. students who choose New Zealand for their study abroad experience-mirroring IIE's own five year goals.

Website: http://www.enz.govt.nz/our-services/scholarships/generation-study-abroad-excellence-and-travel-awards
 

Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program is for "exceptional" undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend one semester or a full academic year on exchange in Canada (through the National Student Exchange program).  The Foundation also hosts all of the award recipients at a 3-day Fall Orientation in Ottawa and a 3-day Spring Seminar in Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid).

In addition, recipients are eligible to apply for a "mobility grant" of up to $800 US to undertake an "educational field trip" to "gain a broader understanding of the culture of the host country". It is not guaranteed to all recipients. Click here for  information about the Mobility Grant.


Website:  http://www.killamfellowships.com/programs.html
 

MEXT- Japanese Government Scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT or Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships each year to assist students who are interested in enrolling in Japanese universities.  Several options for scholarships are available.  For any further questions, please contact the Japanese Embassy in Chicago or the international student office at your host university in Japan. 

Website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/mext-scholarship-info.html
 

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

TThe German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany - is pleased to invite undergraduate students from the US, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in Germany.

RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor. This program is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. 

Websites
Scholarship website 
Rise application websiteContact:
Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE/DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
phone: +49 (228) 882-425
email: rise-germany@daad.de
 

Wisconsin Study in Poland (Kosciuszko Foundation)

Through the generosity of a Polish American couple in Wisconsin, the Kosciuszko Foundation will offer two (2) Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarships at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow during Summer 2017.  Scholarship candidates may apply for Session A, a 4-week program or Session B, a 6-week program.  The scholarship covers the cost of program fees.  Previous knowledge of the Polish language is not required.  Learn more on this handout
 
Website: https://www.thekf.org/kf/programs/study/wsips/