Frequently Asked Questions about Study Abroad Scholarship
Are there funds available to help pay for study abroad?
Yes, a variety of scholarships and international study funding, fellowships, grants and financial aid may be found through Internet search engines. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants and UNA Study Abroad Scholarships are two examples of funding available to UNA participants.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
UNA provides a pool of funds available to full-time students to help defray transportation costs related to participation in university sanctioned and/or credit bearing study abroad programs.
When can I apply for the UNA Study Abroad Scholarship?
Applications are accepted twice during the academic year, in two rounds: one in the Fall and second in the Spring semester. Students wanting to travel for Spring Break should apply during round one. Students traveling during intersession or summer are welcome to apply during either round one or two. Deadlines for application submission are: November 1 and February 15.
How will I know if I receive the UNA Scholarship?
It is expected that award decisions will be made within 30 days of these deadlines. Recipients will receive a “Financial Aid Award” email notification. Plus, the recipients will be so notified in writing from an appropriate administrative office. A letter will be sent to the recipient’s UNA Post Office Box or the home address of those who do not have on-campus boxes.
What if I don't have a campus post office box in the GUC?
Letters are mailed to applicant's permanent address on record in Banner. Students whose families have moved need to update home addresses.
How do I accept the scholarship?
Recipients must sign their agreement, accepting the award, in person in the Student Financial Services Office within 30 days. Go to Student Financial Services in 226 Bibb Graves 226, and see Jeremy Byers.
Is it too late to apply?
No. New applications will be accepted each academic year through February 15. Students planning to study abroad during Spring Break should apply for "round one" before November 1. Students planning to study abroad in May, summer, or fall of the next academic year should apply before "round two" closes February 15. Click here to apply now.
Thank you for your interest in Study Abroad.
Additional funds have been made available for students planning to study abroad. Applications for Round Three are now being accepted. The deadline is April 2, 2014 at NOON.
China Study Abroad Full Scholarship essay deadline is Monday, February 24. See Study Abroad Program webpage for more information.