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

Saint Martin's study abroad scholarships

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

    • Summer 2020 and fall 2020: Friday, April 17

    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.

Faculty-led study abroad scholarships

  • 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 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 your application and upload your essay.

    Apply now

    Application deadlines

    • Summer and fall 2020: Friday, April 17 by 5 p.m.

    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 the Passport 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

    • Spring and summer 2020: Friday, Dec. 6, 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.

Saint Martin's Ambassadors Abroad Scholarship

  • Submit your application

    Eligibility criteria

    You must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive a Saint Martin's Ambassadors Abroad Scholarship:

    • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Saint Martin's
    • Have no conduct violations
    • Participate in cultural trainings prior to departure
    • Help promote the Saint Martin’s 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 Saint Martin's Ambassadors Abroad Scholarship and why you believe you would be a good recipient. (Reason)
    • ​What impact will receiving the Saint Martin's Ambassadors 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

    • Monday, Nov. 25, 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.

Other study abroad scholarship opportunities

  • Choose your scholarship

    Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarship awards of $3,000 for undergraduate degree seeking students on semester or year study abroad programs with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Students must have demonstrated financial needs as determined by the FAFSA.

    For more information visit: www.ashleysfoundation.org

    Boren Awards for Undergraduate International Study

    Boren scholarships provide U.S. undergraduate students funding up to $8,000 for summer (STEM students only), $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a year to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (the location must be outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand). In exchange for Boren Award funding, scholarship recipients commit to seek work in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities within three years after graduation.

    For more information visit: www.borenawards.org 

    Critical Language Scholarship Program

    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a fully funded summer intensive language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. CLS institutes offer language study in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.

    For more information visit: www.clscholarship.org 

    Freeman Asia Scholarship

    The Freeman-ASIA Foundation will award undergraduate U.S. citizens or permanent residents with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia for summer, semester or academic year.  Award amounts range from $3,000 for summer study, $5,000 for semester study, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad.

    For more information visit: www.iie.org/freeman-ASIA

    Fund for Education Abroad

    The Fund for Education Abroad provides U.S. undergraduates funding up to $10,000 for study abroad programs for at least four weeks in length.

    For more information visit: www.fundforeducationabroad.org

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards grants in the amount of $1,000 to undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.75 to study abroad.

    For more information visit : www.phikappaphi.org

    Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

    Study Abroad scholarship awarded bi-annually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

    For more information visit: www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship 

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. (or $8,000 including the Critical Need Language Award) undergraduate students to pursue summer (must be 21 days or longer), semester or academic year-long study abroad opportunities. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.

    For more information visit: www.gilmanscholarship.org 

    Gilman-McCain Scholarship

    The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona.

    The scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members who receive any type of Title IV federal financial to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

    For more information visit: www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/gilman-mccain-scholarships