In addition to the ability to keep existing financial aid when going abroad, there are many study abroad specific scholarships available.
Applying for study abroad scholarships
The experienced study abroad staff is happy to help you review and apply for the scholarships, so that you can submit a quality application. Here are a few scholarships that Saint Martin’s students have recently received.
International Experience Scholarship
Receive $1,000 for semester program and $500 for short-term summer programs
Students must fulfill the criteria below as well as write an essay addressing specific topics reflecting the Saint Martin’s core values.
Fall semesters: Feb. 28
Spring semesters: Oct. 31
- Have been accepted to an approved Saint Martin’s University study abroad program.
- Have completed at least one year of academic work at Saint Martin’s University.
- Have attained a minimum 3.0 GPA at Saint Martin’s University.
- Have no conduct violations.
- Participate in the specified study abroad program.
- Upon their return from the program, help promote the Saint Martin’s University study abroad program through various study abroad fairs and presentations, or other projects.
Topics to be addressed in a one page essay:
- What initially inspired you to want to study abroad? What factors led to the choice of country and program of study? (Reason)
- What impact will receiving the Saint Martin’s International Experience Scholarship have on your ability to participate in the study abroad program? (Faith)
- 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)
Through the Gilman Scholarship, Federal Pell Grant recipients can receive up to an additional $5,000 for study abroad expenses. It is open to undergraduate students with U.S. citizenship who wish to study abroad during the fall, spring, or academic year. Students may apply worldwide though preference will be given to applications outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Spring programs: First Tuesday of October
Summer, fall and academic year programs: First Tuesday of March
Japanese HUMAP Scholarship
Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP) is offered through several of our Japanese sister universities. It is specifically for students who study in Japan between six months and one year and includes a monthly stipend as well as some international travel expenses. This is a competitive scholarship, but because of our ongoing sister university relationships, Saint Martin’s students often have the first opportunity and strong likelihood for receiving it.
Global Korea Scholarship
The Global Korea Scholarship, worth approximately $4,000 from the Korean government, is awarded to students to promote collaboration between South Korean and worldwide institutions, and encourages students to study in Korea. It includes a monthly allowance, airfare for the round trip ticket, settling-in expenses, and an insurance fee. This is a competitive scholarship, but because of our ongoing sister university relationships, Saint Martin’s students often have the first opportunity and strong likelihood for receiving it.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
The National Security Education Program awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students, and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,100 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program
The primary goal of The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program is to encourage young, adventurous college students and recent graduates to teach English to elementary school students living in the rural areas of South Korea. Through the TaLK program individuals are able to gain personal and professional enrichment through teaching.
The TaLK program allows individuals the opportunity to learn about the many facets of Korean culture and find time to travel to distinct regions of the Korean peninsula. While in Korea, individuals teach English in after-school classes Monday- Friday, teaching an average of nine hours a week. Individuals are expected to prepare teaching materials and activities for English language education. The TaLK program provides financial assistance by awarding individuals a stipend and an entrance/exit allowance. In addition, individuals are provided with international health insurance, housing and other benefits.
Cheongju University, a sister university of Saint Martin’s in Korea, can help to facilitate this program for SMU students.