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 $6,000 per semester abroad and are primarily based on financial need; smaller grants are awarded for merit only. Additional funding may also be allocated to applicants who have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits on a semester-length study abroad program. The purpose of this funding is to help train the next generation of global ambassadors.

Comprehensive information, eligibility criteria and online application can be found online in Broncos Abroad. Please refer to the information below

President's Grant for Study Abroad Application for WMU Programs

*Please note, beginning with Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24 study abroad programs, the application for the President's Grant for Study Abroad (PGSA) will not be utilized. Instead, students' study abroad program application will be utilized as the application for the PGSA. The eligibility requirements will remain the same.

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Application deadlines

  • April 15—To study abroad the following fall semester or academic year.
  • Oct. 15—To study abroad the following spring semester.

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 apply. Non-language tracks/programs are not eligible for the PGSA. Contact us for more information.