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UW-Eau Claire Foundation Grants
If you were enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UW-Eau Claire at the time you applied to study abroad, you are eligible to apply for a number of study abroad grants from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.  Click here for the Foundation Grant Application.

For a list of Foundation Grants click here: Scholarship Overview

Recipient lists for UWEC Foundation scholarships for study abroad:
Summer 2016 Recipients and Awards
 Fall 2015
Spring & Winterim 2015
Summer 2015

For more details on each scholarship, visit the University Foundation web site for Study Abroad Scholarships.  Please note that not all of the scholarships listed here are administered through the Center for International Education.  You may find others you are eligible to apply for through your college or department

Students who receive Foundation Study Abroad or Viennese Ball Scholarships are asked to write a reflective essay about their experiences upon return.  Follow the link to read insights from some of our study abroad scholarship recipients.

Blugold Commitment Study Abroad Grants
(~70 awards /year; up to $2,000 for semester or academic year; up to $1,000 for summer or winterim)
All UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students with financial need, studying on an approved UW-Eau Claire study abroad program, are eligible to be considered.  You must have a current Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file; grants will be automatically awarded with other financial aid. 

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grants
(~40 awards/year: up to $2,000 for fall/academic year or spring )
Undergraduate UW-Eau Claire students with financial need who are also Wisconsin residents are eligible to be considered for a Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad.  You must have a current Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file; grants will automatically be awarded with other financial aid.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
Students who are: a) U.S. citizens b) undergraduates in good standing at their home university c) currently receiving a federal Pell grant are eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.  Approximately 2,300 awards of up to $5000 will be made nationwide. Applications and complete information are available at

USAC Scholarships
Students who are participating on the USAC programs that are offered at UWEC, might be eligible for USAC scholarships. These are only open to students accepted to a USAC program approved by UWEC. 
  • Alliance Scholarship: for any student on the China, Thailand, Ghana or France programs. Award amount varies every year as does the amount of awards given. Amounts may vary from $300-$750. Students will be contacted by their UWEC study abroad coordinator when the application is available. Fall/AY 2016 students have already been awarded. 
  • Regional Specific Scholarships: open to any USAC student with a 3.0 GPA. Awards range from $500-$1000. Additional information will be provided on your USAC account, after you've applied. 
  • Program specific scholarship: Check USAC's website for program specific scholarships for students studying in Chengdu, China; Pau or Lyon, France; or Massey University, New Zealand. Additional information will be applied to your USAC account after you've applied.
Additional Scholarships
For scholarship databases, including one specifically for international study, click here:


For scholarships specific to Asia, Germany & Greece, click here:

For national scholarships available for study in many countries, click here:


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