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Study Abroad Scholarships

Studying abroad can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Webster University is committed to helping students make their experience abroad even more affordable by offering several scholarships specifically for students who plan to study abroad.

Administered by Webster University

The following awards are offered by Webster University and are coordinated through the Office of Study Abroad. These scholarships are available specifically to Webster University students. In order to be considered for any study abroad scholarship administered from the Office of Study Abroad, students must first complete an online study abroad program application. Some scholarships have specific GPA, financial need or academic requirements, but not all. See individual scholarship for specific eligibility requirements. Non-degree or visiting students are not eligible.

Webster World Traveler Program Award - Learn More

FLY FREE with the Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP). Full-time undergraduate or graduate students at Webster University may qualify for a free round-trip ticket to one of Webster’s International campuses or partner institutions.

Undergraduate students must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Webster University and graduate students must have earned at least 9 credit hours at Webster University in order to be eligible for the award. All applicants must be in good academic, social and financial standing with the university and must plan to study abroad for at least one academic term.

Applicants must submit the online application by the appropriate study abroad deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. 


 

The Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund (a.k.a. The Centennial Scholarship)

The Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund is a non-renewable award for degree seeking sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled at Webster University. Students studying in any school or college enrolled at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Undergraduate applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and graduate recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

 The award will supplement the cost of tuition, housing or program fees associated with the study abroad program, or the cost of airfare. This is a need based scholarship. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, and recommendation letter.


 

The Marilynne Bradley Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Study Abroad 

Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate students at the Webster University St. Louis campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing with the university. Preference is given to students from the School of Education.

Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses or to the fees associated with short-term study abroad opportunities. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary. 


 

The Dr. Neil J. George Endowed International Study Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students who have completed at least one term of study at the Webster University home campus in St. Louis or at one of the University’s domestic extended campus locations. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Scholarship funds can be awarded for a term, semester, or year abroad with a minimum award of $1,000.

A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.


 

The Marianne E. Gleich, BA '66 & Peter A. Gleich Endowed Scholarships for Undergraduate Study Abroad 

Full-time, traditional undergraduate students at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses. This is a need based scholarship. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, financial statement, and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary. 


 

The Yakko and Richard S. Meyers Japan-United States Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for undergraduate and/or graduate students who are United States citizens from the US and must be enrolled at Webster University at the time of the proposed travel and study. Applicants must be studying abroad in Japan for a minimum of sixteen weeks. Awards may be used for tuition or travel expenses.

A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and recommendation letter.


 

Leif J. Sverdrup Scholarship 

Applicants must be full-time, degree seeking undergraduate or graduate students who plan to study abroad at any Webster University campus and plan to study abroad for one or two terms.

All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all coursework completed at Webster. Undergraduate applicants must have attained sophomore, junior or senior status with at least 30 semester credit hours in residence at Webster University. Graduate applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at Webster University.

Priority is given to undergraduates who plan to spend one semester or longer at a Webster international campus. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, a letter of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.


 

The Dr. Roy Tamashiro Endowed Travel Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate degree seeking students. All applicants must be enrolled in a Webster University sponsored study abroad program, short-term global hybrid course, international practicum, internship or international service learning program. Scholarship consideration will be given based on the quality of essay, academic standing and financial need.


 

Application Deadlines
Spring September 30
Summer February 28
Fall March 31

 

Other Scholarships

Boren Awards:They are an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Gilman Scholarship :Is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

St. Louis German American Heritage Society: The Society offers an annual scholarship for students going to Europe to take German classes through Webster University.  Apply to Paula Hanssen, Associate Professor of German in the International Languages and Cultures Department. hanssen@webster.edu.

St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities: The not-for-profit organization offers and annual scholarship for students studying or taking an internship in the Stuttgart area, through the Dual University in Villingen-Schweningen.  Apply to Paula Hanssen, Associate Professor of German in the International Languages and Cultures Department. hanssen@webster.edu

Study Abroad Funding : This Institute of International Education’s resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. IIE has been a world leader in international education and work to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity. IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training and leadership development programs.