Office of International Education
Study Abroad Scholarship Application
The University of Richmond is committed to making study abroad possible for Richmond students. For this reason, a scholarship fund has been created for students applying to certain Richmond semester and yearlong programs. Awards are based on merit and financial need. Preference is first given to students with financial need, and only students studying on Richmond exchange or direct enrollment programs are eligible to apply for this award (see below). If applicable, awards will be included in the student's existing financial aid package. Completing a service requirement is mandatory for all award recipients (see details below). Awards are not guaranteed, but if selected as a recipient, the minimum award amount is $500 (amount awarded varies depending on need, merit, and funding available).
Eligible programs include:
Special consideration is given for:
- Academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA; must be maintained prior to study abroad)
- Major (priority will be given to underrepresented majors in study abroad)
- First-generation college student (neither parent graduated from college)
Spring 2018 Semester Study Abroad - Due September 29, 2017
*Students studying abroad for the year must submit an application for each semester abroad (the next cycle will be available at a later date).
NOTE to need-based financial aid applicants: If you plan to apply for this scholarship for study abroad in the fall semester, be sure to meet the FAFSA deadlines stated on the Financial Aid Office website. Award amounts vary depending on existing aid, cost of program abroad, and remaining eligibility.
Award recipients will be required to promote international education and study abroad at UR upon their return to campus by conducting a presentation targeting those who have not yet studied abroad or by helping at an OIE event.
Samples include representing your host institution/program at the annual Study Abroad Fair, participation in a country-specific orientation event or a re-entry orientation event, representing the OIE along with a staff member at recruitment events, or conducting a PPT presentation on study abroad (for a class, at a Greek organization, at a student club meeting, at the Osher Institute, etc.).
For the presentation option, students will be provided with a PPT template to follow and the final product must be pre-approved by the OIE. Awardees will be required to submit a description of the event and the sign-in sheet from the event to the OIE. Students who do not complete the service requirement will be at risk of having their award revoked.