President's Grant for Study Abroad

WMU student reading to African children.The President's Grant for Study Abroad (PGSA) is designed for Western Michigan University students who plan to study a foreign language overseas who can demonstrate significant academic preparation for their project. The grant offers awards of up to $5,000 per semester abroad. The purpose of this funding is to help train the next generation of global ambassadors.

*Application procedures: Students do not need to submit a separate scholarship application for this award, and instead students' study abroad program application will be utilized as the application for the PGSA. The eligibility requirements will remain the same.


Preference for WMU Programs

Students participating in a WMU Exchange or Faculty-directed program (e.g., programs organized by WMU Spanish or World Languages Departments) have preference for receiving this scholarship. Students participating in programs with WMU partners or affiliates are still eligible to receive the Grant. Non-language tracks/programs are not eligible for the PGSA.