- UTC Study Abroad Scholarships
The Office of Study Abroad is able to award a wide variety of scholarships to qualified UTC students every year.
We award scholarships to students participating in the following program options: faculty-led programs, provider programs, exchange programs, select non-UTC affiliated programs, and those participating in a Featured Program.
We also have limited funds available to students who wish to conduct research abroad (for UTC credit).
Make sure you are completing all UTC study abroad requirements through your UTC study abroad portal by the posted deadline in order to be considered for an Office of Study Abroad scholarship. Failure to complete all portal requirements by the posted deadline will make you ineligible for scholarship consideration.
You can read about the experiences of past study abroad scholarship recipients in our Student Experiences section.
1) be a degree-seeking, undergraduate or graduate students at UTC;
- Online students who are not registered for an on-campus UTC course are not eligible
- Graduate Applicants: must be currently enrolled in a UTC on-campus course
- Undergraduate applicants who have transferred in credit from other institutions, putting them above 24 credit hours, may be considered on a case by case basis Undergraduate Transfer Applicants: must have passed and completed at least 12 credit hours at UTC
2) Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at UTC;
3) Undergraduate Applicants must have passed and completed at least 24 credit hours at UTC;
4) Applicants must receive UTC academic credits for their study abroad;
5) Applicants must receive appropriate level credit for their study abroad classes (ex. graduate students must receive graduate level credit) – exceptions may be made for graduate students who wish to study abroad in an intensive language program;
6) Applicants must be accepted into a study abroad or intern abroad program offered and approved by UTC Office of Study Abroad;
7) Travel to a third country, if an international student;
8) Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the UTC academic community by completing the post-study abroad essay assignment;
9) Must fill out the study abroad evaluation with their study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad;
10) Graduating seniors must set their graduation date for the term in which your study abroad program ends (i.e. studying abroad summer 2021, graduate summer 2021). You also must work with your academic advising office to set your graduation date. Students who graduate before the start of their study abroad program are not eligible;
11) To be eligible for a study abroad scholarship through the Center for Global Education, all Terra Dotta study abroad requirements/paperwork must be completed by the posted scholarship deadlines (listed below). Applicants who have incomplete Terra Dotta applications after the deadline will NOT be eligible to receive a CGE study abroad scholarship;
12) To be eligible for a study abroad scholarship through the Center for Global Education, all applicants are required to attend a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Information Session and must complete all International SOS requirements. If you have previously studied abroad through a UTC program, please notify the Office of Study Abroad. Failure to attend Study Abroad 103 and complete all International SOS requirements will make applicants ineligible for the study abroad scholarship. It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Study Abroad if you cannot make one of the posted Study Abroad 103 sessions (you must notify the Office of Study Abroad prior to the posted sessions);
13) To be eligible for the study abroad scholarship through the Office of Study Abroad, students must have filed a FAFSA application.
14) Students who have previously received a study abroad scholarship through the Office of Study Abroad will be considered as waitlist candidates for the scholarship (should they meet the minimum qualifications for scholarship consideration). Priority consideration for scholarships will be given to applicants who have not previously studied abroad while at UTC, who have not previously received a UTC study abroad scholarship, and who meet the minimum scholarship application requirements;
15) Students participating in study abroad programs run by/through other US universities are ineligible for the Center for Global Education scholarship.
16) Students understand that CGE study abroad scholarship funding may not be available for virtual study abroad programs. The Office of Study Abroad will notify students should scholarship funding become available. Students should complete the scholarship application through their UTC study abroad portal if they are interested in being considered for a potential scholarship (IF scholarship funding becomes available)
- Award Amounts
Scholarship award amounts vary depending on a number of different factors. The Office of Study Abroad takes into consideration the following:
- Scholarship Application
- Scholarship Essay
- Location of Study Abroad
- Length of Study Abroad (i.e. summer, semester, yearlong)
The Office of Study Abroad is committed to increasing UTC student study abroad participation in non-traditional study abroad locations as well as the study of critical languages. In this respect, students who elect to study abroad in a non-traditional region (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central or South America) or study a critical language (in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken) may qualify for a higher study abroad scholarship through the Office of Study Abroad.
Critical Languages: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Fall/Academic Year: May 1
Spring: Nov. 1
Summer: April 1
Faculty-Led: Varies by Trip (Terra Dotta paperwork deadline for trip)
- How to Apply
UTC students who are planning on studying abroad must complete the UTC study abroad requirements through their UTC Study Abroad Portal (Terra Dotta).
The study abroad scholarship application is available through Terra Dotta once a student has started an application for a specific program.
All students (except for faculty-led program participants) are required to meet with a study abroad advisor BEFORE they begin the Terra Dotta application process.
Students who fail to complete ALL required Terra Dotta materials by the program application deadline will not be eligible for the study abroad scholarship.
- Post-Study Abroad Scholarship Requirements
UTC students who receive a study abroad scholarship will be required to complete post-study abroad scholarship requirements. Recipients will be required to submit the following:
- Post-study abroad essay
- Minimum of 10 photos
- Brief study abroad testimonial.
Office of Study Abroad staff will reach out to recipients regarding these requirements. Featured Program Scholarship recipients will have certain additional requirements to complete.
Students who have recently returned from a study abroad experience will receive an email from the Office of Study Abroad regarding their post-study abroad scholarship requirements. Please also take a moment to complete the Post-Study Abroad Evaluation.
- Current UTC Office of Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the following Summer 2022 Office of Study Abroad scholarship recipients:
Scarlett Bell - Greece
Madison Cassella - Cambodia
Amelia Collins - Greece
Jane Dodge - Italy
Kyla Downs - Thailand
Noah Fernandez - England
Riley Husband - England & Netherlands
Phoebe Istas - Italy
Logan Lynn - England
Karina Patel - Spain
Terisa Phonxaya - South Korea (+ Gilman Scholarship recipient)
Kellen Rogers - Italy
Kendra Satterwhite - Italy
Megan Scalf - Italy
Elijah Schmiesing-Joyce - Spain
Olivia Smith - Netherlands
Olivia Stovall - Italy
Rohan Thompson - France
James Townsend - Germany
Quinn Vinson - Costa Rica
Brooke Watne - Italy (+ Gilman Scholarship recipient)
- URaCE/Office of Study Abroad Collaborations (+ Scholarships!)
The Office of Study Abroad has partnered with URaCe on a number of scholarship opportunities.
Virtual International Undergraduate Research Internship (VIURI)
International Conference Award
Continue to check back for new opportunities (that are currently in development).