Office of Global Engagement

Student Programs

Study Abroad Scholarships

The Study Abroad Scholarship is an opportunity available to A&M University-Kingsville students to help subsidize some of the costs related to attending a study abroad program with the Office of Global Engagement.  

This is a partial scholarship, that if awarded, will go directly to the costs of attending a program and help reduce the overall expenses for the student. 

Eligibility Requirements

Below are the eligibility requirements Texas A&M University-Kingsville students are required to meet to receive the Study Abroad Scholarship: 

  • Be committed to a TAMUK credit-earning study abroad program with the Office of Global Engagement for the current academic year. 
  • Have a minimum institutional (TAMUK) GPA of 2.5 as an undergraduate student or 3.0 as a graduate student. 
  • Be a first-time recipient of the scholarship. Previous recipients are ineligible to receive funding more than once.    

Application & Awarding Process

Students can complete Section 4 in the application for their selected study away program to apply for the scholarship. Student meeting the scholarship's eligibility requirements will automatically have the awarded funds reflected on their program invoice once their application has been confirmed. 

Award amounts vary each academic year and depend on the number of programs plus committed students to determine an award amount. 

Scholarship funds will transfer over upon the disbursement of financial aid for the term in which the study away program is held and directly applied to the outstanding program balance. 

Financial Aid Information

For financial aid information related to attending a study abroad program, please visit the website of the Office of Student Financial Aid

Other Scholarship Opportunities

A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships, grants, and fellowships 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).

USA Study Abroad 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 U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

HACU has partnered with several study abroad providers to provide scholarships for students at HACU-member institutions to participate in a number of programs around the world. In addition to the scholarship, a student can ordinarily apply federal financial aid (Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, and PLUS loan) toward this study abroad program.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. One hundred twenty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

 Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages and commit to working in positions critical to U.S. national security. Some Boren awards fund internships or research abroad in addition to immersive language study.