Stephen F. Austin State University


SFA Study Abroad Scholarship

The assessed fee SFA students pay each semester funds this scholarship. This office is delighted to facilitate not only your efforts for foreign study, but also to assist with the financing of your upcoming experience. Eligible students must have been enrolled at least one semester at SFA during the twelve-month period prior to the commencement of the eligible study abroad program and have the required overall GPA (2.5 or higher for undergraduate students and 3.3 or higher for graduate students). GPA will be calculated through most recent full-semester preceding application deadline (for faculty-led, deadline will be outlined in the application materials; for other programs, students should contact OIP). Depending on the program, students may need to fullfill other requierements ( attendace of pre-departure orientation, project service, etc.).

Wisely Study Abroad Scholarship

These awards are made possible through the generosity of the Dorothy Wisely School of Honors Endowment. The School of Honors directs the supervision of the awards. Recipients traveling in Fall or Spring semesters will receive up to $2,000 toward the semester of the study abroad trip. Recipients travelling in the Summer I or Summer II semesters will receive up to $1,000 toward the semester of the study abroad trip. Application materials should be submitted to the School of Honors by February 1st. To learn more about the Wisely Study Abroad Scholarships, please visit

External Scholarships

There are several scholarships that support study/research abroad. You're encouraged to apply for any awards that you're eligible for. Please read the information on each site thoroughly before applying.


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Boren Fellowships
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren Fellowships are open to U.S. graduate degree-seeking students studying or conducting research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and/or studying less commonly taught languages. Students studying abroad in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are not eligible to apply. Twelve weeks to one year.

Boren Scholarships
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren Scholarships are open to U.S. undergraduate degree-seeking students studying in world regions critical to U.S. interests and/or studying less commonly taught languages.Students studying abroad in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are not eligible to apply. Fall, spring, summer (minimum eight weeks - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students ONLY), academic year.

Bridging Scholarships
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to U.S. undergraduate degree-seeking students studying abroad in Japan. Fall, spring, academic year.

BUTEX Scholarship
BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers scholarships for students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK university which is a member of BUTEX for at least one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the recipients once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D students. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. The CLS Program does not have any government service requirement upon completion, however, it is expected that participants will continue to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future academic and professional careers.

DAAD Awards
DAAD grants for study and research in Germany are available to faculty and students from Canada and the United States. Scholars participate in a wide variety of academic activities to promote international academic relations and cooperation. Study Abroad Scholarships has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Scholarships are only available for students studying or interning abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Education New Zealand
Open to U.S. degree-seeking students studying abroad at a university in New Zealand.

Fund for Education Abroad
The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Preference is given to students participating in programs that include studying the language of the host country (if not English) and/or a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component, programs in non-traditional destinations, and applicants who demonstrate financial need. FEA also strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
Gilman Scholarships expand opportunities for study abroad for students whose demonstrated financial need might otherwise preclude them from such an experience. The scholarship provides awards to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.

GO! Study Abroad Scholarship
GO! Overseas is proud to support international education through scholarships available to students participating in study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions. The award for each scholarship is $1,000.

Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The award is $5,000 per semester.

LIVFund Scholarship
LivFund is a non-profit organization that offers scholarship opportunities for study, intern, or volunteer activities in Latin America.

National Italian American Foundation
The awards made on the basis of academic merit and are open to: Italian American students, and students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field.

National Welsh American Foundation
The NWAF offers a scholarship provided through the Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship fund. Scholarshipawards are up to $1,000 to cover travel to Wales and expenses incurred in undertaking studies related to Welsh American history and culture. Find information on the NWAF website, under "Funding Projects."

SR Education Group Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to U.S. degree-seeking students. No minimum requirements regarding the duration of travel.$2,000 awards.
FundMyTravel is an online crowdfunding platform that allows you to create a customizable campaign highlighting your destination, program type and reasons for wanting to study abroad for the purposes of fundraising.