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Scholarships & Financial Aid

In an effort to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, students may seek additional ways to fund their education abroad program. Education Abroad strongly encourages students to connect with the TWU Write Site for assistance and support related to scholarship essays.
 
Students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid may qualify for additional financial aid awards based on the additional cost of an education abroad program. Students will work directly with Education Abroad to complete a re-evaluation request form processed after applying and committing to a specific education abroad program. Please connect with Education Abroad for additional assistance: Education Abroad Advising

Are you a TWU Terry Foundation Scholar? Learn more about Terry Study Abroad Special Funding Requests
As part of TWU mandatory fees, each semester students contribute toward the International Education Fee. This fund assists students participating in approved TWU education abroad programs outside of the United States. The Education Abroad Scholarship (EAS) is open to all TWU students, including international students, meeting the eligibility requirements as stipulated within the application. Students may apply up to 1 year in advance of their departure, with scholarship awards ranging from $500 - $1,500. Explore the TWU Education Abroad Scholarship
Students participating in Traditional Study Abroad Programs, International Internships, or International Service Learning programs may have access to additional scholarship support. Please visit the links below to explore scholarship opportunities offered directly through you program provider:

American Institute for Foreign Study / Scholarships & Grants
Academic Programs International / Financial Information
- International Studies Abroad / Scholarships & Grants
While the following scholarships provide more broad-based educational support, many students have utilized funds toward education abroad programs. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:

- American Association of University Women
- Golden Key Scholarships
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
- National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program
- National Italian American Foundation
- National Science Foundation
- Rotary International Scholarships
- Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship Fund
- Social Science Foundation
- Varsity Tutors College Scholarship
There are additional ways students supplement education abroad expenses beyond financial aid and scholarships:

1. Crowdfunding / crowdsourcing - Campaign for support by preparing your pitch, setting a realistic goal, and enlisting the power of social networking (Resource: TransitionsAbroad)

2. Personal savings plans - Connect with your bank and/or consider utilizing technology apps designed to support personal savings accounts (resource: GoAbroad)

3. Gift giving occasion - Will you be celebrating a holiday or birthday before you go abroad? Utilize natural gift-giving occasions to source support for your upcoming education abroad program. Think beyond monetary gifts and build your wishlist with tangible item you might need purchase. (Resource: GoAbroad)

4. Scholarship databases - Utilize scholarship databases to scour through hundreds and thousands of private scholarships available to support general education expenses (Resource: USA Today)