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For financial aid information while participating in a study abroad program, please visit the website of the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The TAMUK Study Abroad Scholarship is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who participate in a TAMUK study abroad program in the coming academic year and the award amount changes depending on number of students applied and on the amount of available money.  The normal range is from a few hundred to $2,000.00.

To qualify for TAMUK Study Abroad Scholarship, one must:

  • submit Form OISP-200, Study Abroad Scholarship Application (The application close date is May 4, 2017)
  • have attended at least one semester at TAMUK
  • not have an outstanding balance of $300 or more
  • not have a current scholarship/tuition waiver
  • not have been a recipient of the Study Abroad Scholarship in prior years
  • not be currently enrolled in thesis or project
  • not be enrolled in thesis or project when scholarship is distributed
  • must have a minimum TAMUK GPA of 2.5 for an undergraduate student or a minimum TAMUK GPA of 3.0 as a graduate student.

The following documents must be submitted along with completed, signed Form OISP-200, Scholarship Application.

  • Current TAMUK transcript (This can be printed out through Blue & Gold. Official transcripts are not required.)
  • Personal statement

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2016 and summer 2016 terms.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, Weimar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at

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Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and its student programs

A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships and grants for study abroad from the United States. Many provide assistance that is targeted to specific student populations (underrepresented student groups; African Americans; Asian Americans; Latino/Latina Americans; Native Americans; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students).

NAFSA provides a sample list of Web sites with information and resources on multiple scholarships and grants. These Web sites provide a good starting point for research on the many study abroad scholarship opportunities available.

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (the OAS) offers both scholarships and interest-free loans to Latin American and Caribbean students to help finance their education, research or training at universities in the United States. For more information, visit: or e-mail:

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. On the other hand, Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas.

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society offers Study Abroad Grants to undergraduate students who are eligible.

Money Geek provides students with an introductory guide about the costs of studying abroad, factors to consider in planning, and different financing options that may be available to students hoping to study abroad.