We are committed to helping you achieve your dream of studying abroad, regardless of your financial need.

Academic-term study abroad scholarships

An academic-term program is any lasting more than eight weeks; however, the duration may vary depending on the program you are enrolled in.

  • Choose your scholarship

    Please note: You may only apply for one of the study abroad scholarships listed below.  Select the award that best describes your situation.

    First Generation Scholarship ($1,000 per award)

    • Supports first-generation students participating in University-sponsored study abroad programs.

    Diversity Scholarship ($1,000 per award)

    • Awarded to students with the best actionable proposal to promote diversity in Saint Martin’s.

    International Experience Scholarship ($1,000 per award)

    • Awarded to students who demonstrate how they will benefit from their experience abroad and how they would enhance the SMU community as a result of their experience.

    Graduate Student Study Abroad Scholarship ($1,000 per award)

    • Supports students in Saint Martin’s graduate programs seeking a study abroad experience.

    Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship ($2,000)

    • Awarded to students who express a strong desire to study abroad but do not have the financial means necessary to participate. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof they will be receiving one during their study abroad term.
  • Submit your application

    Eligibility criteria

    You must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive one of the academic-term study abroad scholarships+.

    • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Saint Martin's
    • Have no conduct violations
    • Have been accepted to a study abroad program
    • Hold a degree-seeking (undergraduate or graduate) status at Saint Martin's
    • Be willing to help to promote study abroad programs upon your return

    +Students applying for the Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship have additional eligibility requirements. Please see the Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship description for additional eligibility requirements.

    Application process

    Students must complete the scholarship application in order to be considered. Any applications submitted incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.

    1. Prepare a one-page essay addressing each of the following questions:

    • Which scholarship are you applying to? Please discuss why you are applying, and why you believe you would be a good recipient. (Reason)
    • What impact will receiving one of the Saints Travel Scholarships have on your ability to participate in the study abroad program? (Faith)
    • What initially inspired you to study abroad? What factors led to the choice of country and program of study? (Reason)
    • What long-term impact will the choice of country and program have on your life and future goals? (Faith and Reason)
    • How have you demonstrated leadership and community service during your time at Saint Martin’s University? (Service and Community)

    2. Complete the following application and upload your essay.

    Apply now

    Application deadlines

    • Spring 2019: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
    • Summer 2019: Monday, April 1, 2019
    • Fall 2019: Monday, April 29, 2019

    Selection process

    The selection process is competitive. A committee will be responsible for selecting the best-qualified candidates for the various types of study abroad scholarships.

Short-term study abroad and study tour scholarships

A short-term program is any lasting less than eight week; however, the duration of a short-term study abroad program may vary depending on the program you are enrolled in.

  • Choose your scholarship

    Please note: Students may only apply for one study abroad scholarship. Select the award that best describes your situation.

    First Generation Scholarship ($500 per award)

    • Supports first-generation students participating in University-sponsored study abroad programs.

    Diversity Scholarship ($500 per award)

    • Awarded to students with the best actionable proposal to promote diversity at Saint Martin’s.

    International Experience Scholarship ($500 per award)

    • Awarded to students who demonstrate how they would benefit from studying abroad and how they would enhance the Saint Martin's community as a result of their experience.

    Graduate Student Study Abroad Scholarship ($500 per award)

    • Supports Saint Martin’s graduate students seeking study abroad experiences.

    Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Awarded to students who express a strong desire to study abroad but do not have the financial means necessary to participate. You must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof you will be receiving one during your study abroad term.
  • Submit your application

    Eligibility criteria

    You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive one of the short-term study abroad scholarships+.

    • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at SMU
    • Have no conduct violations
    • Have been accepted to a study abroad program
    • Hold a degree-seeking (undergraduate or graduate) status at Saint Martin's
    • Be willing to help to promote study abroad programs upon your return

    +Students applying for the Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship have additional eligibility requirements. Please see the Critical Need Study Abroad Scholarship description for additional eligibility requirements.

    Application process

    Students must complete the scholarship application in order to be considered. Any applications submitted incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.

    1. Prepare a one-page essay addressing each of the following questions:

    • Which scholarship are you applying to? Please discuss why you are applying, and why you believe you would be a good recipient. (Reason)
    • What impact will receiving one of the Saints Travel Scholarships have on your ability to participate in the study abroad program? (Faith)
    • What initially inspired you to study abroad? What factors led to the choice of country and program of study? (Reason)
    • What long-term impact will the choice of country and program have on your life and future goals? (Faith and Reason)
    • ​How have you demonstrated leadership and community service during your time at Saint Martin’s University? (Service and Community)

    2. Complete your application and upload your essay.

    Apply now

    Application deadlines

    • Spring 2019: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
    • Summer 2019: Monday, April 1, 2019
    • Fall 2019: Monday, April 29, 2019

    Selection process

    The selection process is competitive. A committee will be responsible for selecting the best-qualified candidates for the various study abroad scholarships.

Passport scholarship

You are eligible for this scholarship if you have never owned a passport. It will cover the fees associated with applying for your first passport. If awarded the scholarship, you will receive a $145 reimbursement upon turning in your receipt for passport fees and proof of passport application submission. 

  • Submit your application

    Eligibility criteria

    You must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Passport Scholarship:

    • Be applying for your first passport*
    • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof you will be receiving one during your study abroad program term
    • Hold a degree-seeking (undergraduate or graduate) status at Saint Martin's
    • Be willing to help promote study abroad programs upon your return

    *Does not include passport renewals

    Application process

    Students must complete the scholarship application in order to be considered. Any applications submitted incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.

    1. Prepare a one-page essay addressing each of the following questions:

    • Please discuss why you are applying for the Passport Scholarship and why you believe you would be a good recipient. (Reason)
    • What impact will receiving a Passport Scholarship have on your ability to participate in a study abroad program? (Faith)
    • ​What initially inspired you to study abroad? What factors will influence your choice of country and program of study? (Reason)

    2. Complete your application and upload your essay.

    Apply now

    Application deadlines

    • Oct. 1, 2018

    Selection process

    The selection process is competitive. A committee will be responsible for selecting the best-qualified candidates for the various types of study abroad scholarships.

Non-credit education abroad scholarship

Have you been accepted to participate in a non-credit education abroad program? This scholarship is meant to help you. These programs provide opportunities for you to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the University through short-term programs offered in cooperation with international sister universities and partner schools. Please note award amounts vary. Contact studyabroad@stmartin.edu for more information, including which programs will be offered for summer 2019. 

  • Submit your application

    Eligibility criteria

    You must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive a non-credit education abroad scholarship:

    • Have been accepted to participate in a non-credit education abroad program (e.g. JCET, KCEP, Volunteering Teaching in Vietnam)
    • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at SMU
    • Have no conduct violations
    • Participate in cultural trainings prior to departure
    • Help promote the Saint Martin’s University study abroad program through various study abroad fairs and presentations or other projects upon your return.

    Application process

    Students must complete the scholarship application in order to be considered. Any applications submitted incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.

    1. Prepare a one-page essay addressing each of the following questions:

    • Please discuss why you are applying for the Non-education Abroad Scholarship and why you believe you would be a good recipient. (Reason)
    • ​What impact will receiving the Non-credit Education Abroad Scholarship have on your ability to participate in the study abroad program? (Faith)
    • What initially inspired you to study abroad? What factors led to the choice of country and program of study? (Reason)
    • What long-term impact will the choice of country and program have on your life and future goals? (Faith and Reason)
    • How have you demonstrated leadership and community service during your time at Saint Martin’s University? (Service and Community)

    2. Complete your application and upload your essay.

    Apply now

    Application deadlines

    • March 4, 2019

    Selection process

    The selection process is competitive. A committee will be responsible for selecting the best-qualified candidates for the various types of study abroad scholarships.