Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship

About

As part of its commitment to increase access to international education, the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University invites qualified undergraduates to apply for funds to help support their study abroad experience. Scholarship recipients agree to provide a 1- to 2-page written testimonial containing at least one photograph after their study abroad experience. Testimonials may be used in College of Arts and Sciences promotional materials.  Scholarship recipients should be willing to be called upon to share their study abroad experiences with other WMU students. 

Deadline 

October 15 for study abroad in the spring semester. (If your study abroad experience takes place over the holiday closure, you should also apply by October 15.) 

February 15 for study abroad in summer I, summer II, or fall semesters. 

Funding Details

  • Grants are for up to $1,000.  

  • The number of qualified applicants and the availability of funds will determine how many awards are made. 

  • This scholarship will be applied directly to the student’s WMU account and may impact your financial aid. 

Applicant Eligibility

  • Plan to complete a study abroad or international internship. 

  • Be a WMU undergraduate student in good standing. 

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

  • Be enrolled during the term for which funds have been requested. 

  • Have a declared major within WMU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Minors may also apply, but priority is given to majors.

  • Have completed or be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours within the College. 

Guidelines for Proposal Preparation on Scholarship Universe

  • Please visit the Scholarship Universe Portal located on Financial Aid's webpage here
  • A 1- to 2-page personal statement that describes the personal and academic benefits and experience you will gain by completing this study abroad program and describes how the funds will help you accomplish your goals.

  • You will be prompted to input a faculty advisor email to endorse your application.
  • A copy of the student’s unofficial WMU transcript. 

  • Must be an official budget from the study abroad program’s online brochure, available through Broncos Abroad. Contact a study abroad specialist at (269) 387-5890 with questions about locating the correct budget.  

  • Students should NOT type up their budget–only a screenshot or download of the official budget from Broncos Abroad will be considered for funding.  

  • Please also describe any other planned sources of funding that will support the study abroad experience.

 

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office with any questions or concerns.