UW Colleges Study Abroad Grant

The University of Wisconsin Colleges Students participating in an official UW System program can apply for UW Colleges Study Abroad Grants. Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the UW Colleges Financial Aid Office. 

To apply for this scholarship, simply fill out the UW Colleges Study Abroad Application form


  1. Must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits) in the semester preceding the study abroad experience.
  2. Must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in a program leading to a degree from UW Colleges.  You are ineligible if you:
    1. are no longer enrolled at UW Colleges or are not a UW Colleges student.
    2. have met the requirements for the degree being pursued at the institution/have graduated.
  3. Must be a Wisconsin resident.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, receiving and acccepting a financial aid package.

After reviewing the FAFSA Student Aid Reports, the UW Colleges Financial Aid Office will rank grant applications based on financial need.  Shortly thereafter, all students who have applied for a scholarship will be notified regarding their scholarship status. Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be asked to officially accept or deny the scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline

Submit a scholarship application

                        for Winterim programs by October 1

                        for Spring and Summer programs by February 1

Scholarship Awards

The maximum Study Abroad award is $2,000.

Non-UW Colleges Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduates from two-and four- year institutions. It aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Must receive a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.

Rotary International

From $12,000 - $26,000. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship (3-6 months) and Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship. Club deadlines vary from March to mid-July for study beginning the next academic year.

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