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Scholarships are available through USI to help fund study abroad programs. Additional scholarships are offered through other local, regional, national and international organizations, as well as through various study abroad organizations.

Choose a scholarship type:

Center for International Programs Scholarships

USI Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship

  • Open to all USI students who have been accepted in a USI study abroad program and will receive USI credit during the program.
  • Recipients must enroll in USI during the fall or spring semester following their study abroad program and complete the study abroad ambassador projects outlined in their application within 6 months.
Global Engagement Scholarship

  • Open to all USI students who have been accepted in a USI study abroad program and will receive USI credit during the program.
  • Ability to engage in a Global Engagement project during the term abroad; projects will be judged on feasibility and relevance, as well as other factors.
  • Recipients must enroll in USI during the fall or spring semester following their study abroad program and complete the requirements for the Global Engagement project within 6 months.
Exchange Program Scholarships
  • $500 for the duration of the program
  • Open to all USI students who will receive USI credit for studies at one of USI's partner institutions.
Harlaxton College Study Abroad Scholarship
  • $5,000 for semester program participants
  • One or two scholarships will be awarded during the fall semester & the spring semester each academic year (a total of 3 scholarships per year).
  • Apply through the myUSI study abroad portal
  • Be enrolled for the equivalent of 12-18 USI credit hours
  • Requirements Scholarship recipients must complete a post-exchange student evaluation form and make a presentation about their study abroad experience during the semester following their program. Presentations could take place during study abroad information sessions, study abroad orientation, or special programs promoting study abroad.
John & Jennifer Farless Scholarship
Global Engagement Internship Scholarship
  • Most expenses, up to $6,500 (participants must contribute $1,000)
  • Semester: Summer 2018 only
  • Locations: New Lanark, Scotland, Costa Rica, Ghana, India & China
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Global Engagement Internship Application

  • Open to full time degree-seeking students in all majors. Additional requirements will depend on specific internship opportunities.
  • Preference will be given to juniors and seniors, and to applicants who have not received USI study abroad scholarships in the past.

USI Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship

The USI Diversity Scholarship for Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship provides awards for undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and identities. This scholarship is intended to:
  • motivate underrepresented students to go abroad by easing the financial barrier
  • increase representation of diverse viewpoints on study abroad programs
For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity may include (but is not limited to) cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, military, ethnic or racial identities that contribute to the diversity of the student body. This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Scholarship recipients must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and must demonstrate financial need to be eligible
  • Students from all majors and class standing who will study for a short-term, semester, or year-long program are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Southern Indiana at the time of applying.
  • Applicants must be accepted to and participating in a credit-bearing, USI-approved short-term, semester, or year-long study abroad program
  • Apply through the myUSI study abroad portal

International Scholarships

  • Gilman International Scholarships - for Pell eligible students only
    Term: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Academic Year
    Application Deadline: Early October for Spring programs or Summer Early Decision; Early March for Fall programs or Summer Regular Applications
  • Boren Scholarship - for less commonly taught languages
    Term: Academic year
    Application Deadline: January 29

  • Freeman- ASIA Offers Need-based funding for students to study a language program in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Terms: Summer, Semester, or Academic Year 
  • Rotary
    Term: Academic Year
    Application Deadline: At least one and a half years prior to award; contact your local chapter

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch (DAAD) - German government scholarship
    Term: Academic year
    Application Deadline: Late January

Program Specific Scholarships

  • CEA - CEA offers all USI students an automatic travel grant of $2,000 for the academic year, $1,000 for one semester, or $500 for summer. USI students are not eligible for any additional CEA Vouchers or Grants, however, students will be eligible to apply for CEA scholarships.
  • CIEE - Multiple need-based and merit-based scholarships. If you are interested in a semester at a CIEE Global Institute (or at multiple GI campuses), USI can nominate 5 students for a $5,000 scholarship each year if you plan to do 3 consecutive blocks.
  • ISA
  • ISEP
  • Semester at Sea
  • Tsukuba University
  • World Endeavors

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