Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities
Funding for Study Abroad
Students can apply for $250 to $1,000 study abroad travel awards through the International Education Fund. The Global Discovery Program is a competitive program that allows selected students to travel free of charge to a different country each year. An award of $2,500 is available to two faculty members each year to attend one of the international faculty development seminars organized by CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange). Information is also available for both students and faculty on outside scholarships such as Fulbright grants or the Gilman Award. Financial aid is available for studies abroad with partner universities.
Center for International Studies Scholarship
The Center for International Studies provides travel funds of up to $1000 for study abroad. Priority will be given to USC Upstate majors in foreign language or in French or Spanish Education.
John C. Stockwell and Diane C. Vecchio International Award
The John C. Stockwell and Diane C. Vecchio International Award is designed to provide a funded summer of international travel and study to a full-time, academically well-qualified, in-state student at USC Upstate. The Award is intended for a student for whom travel has been a rare but intensely desired opportunity and for whom the experience will enhance leadership potential.
The Award makes $6,000 available for the purpose of spending six weeks or more abroad outside the North American continent preferably unaccompanied, engaging in travel and in a faculty-advised independent study project worthy of three to six semester hours of undergraduate credit. Though the travel must be documented extensively and an independent study project must be completed, the award recipient is not accountable for detailed expenditure reports. The cash award is intended to assist in covering the costs of travel, expenses incurred while living abroad, paying credit hour costs for independent study enrollment in summer school, and offsetting some lost summer earning potential.
The Award is designed for use during the summer between the junior and senior year. Applications must be prepared during the Fall Semester of the junior year with the recipient announced by December 15th, allowing time to plan extensively during the Spring Semester preceding summer travel.