Scholarships and Funding

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Office of 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 student at UTC;

  • Online students who are not registered for an on-campus UTC course are not eligible

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;

  • Undergraduate Transfer Applicants: must have passed and completed at least 12 credit hours at UTC
  • Graduate Applicants: must be currently enrolled in a UTC on-campus course

4) Applicants must receive UTC academic credits for their study abroad;
5) Applicants must be accepted into a study abroad or intern abroad program offered and approved by UTC Office of Study Abroad;
6) Travel to a third country, if an international student
7) Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the UTC academic community by completing the post-study abroad assignment
8) Must fill out the study abroad evaluation with their study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad; and
9) Graduating seniors must set their graduation date for the term in which your study abroad program ends (i.e. studying abroad summer 2018, graduate summer 2018). 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.
10) 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 deadlines. 

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
  • GPA
  • 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: Dec. 1

Summer: April 1

Faculty-Led: Varies by Trip (Terra Dotta paperwork deadline for trip)

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. 

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.

If you have recently returned from a study abroad experience, please submit your post-study abroad scholarship requirements here.

Congratulations to the following Spring 2019 Office of Study Abroad Scholarship recipients:

Ethan Gossett (Spring 2019 - Fall 2019) - Akita, Japan

Kayla Ritchie - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kristin Dowling - London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy (CIEE Open Campus)

Cara Kingrea - Copenhagen, Denmark; London, England; Rome, Italy (CIEE Open Campus)

Olivia Cagle - Brisbane, Australia

Sawyer Kelly - Brisbane, Australia

Jenna Yates - Cuzco, Peru

Warner King - Naroibi, Kenya

Austin Wilkerson - Tokyo, Japan

Madison Brown - Seoul, South Korea

Courtney Butler - San Jose, Costa Rica

Collin Saulters - Granada, Spain

Alexandria Kellon - Granada, Spain

Jesyah White - San Jose, Costa Rica

Apply for the URaCE/CGE International Conference Presentation Award →

Note: You MUST have applied through URaCE prior to applying for the Office of Study Abroad scholarship.

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Office of Study Abroad Featured Program Scholarships

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the following Featured Program Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Note: These are the Featured Program Scholarships for 2018-2019. Our office has various scholarship opportunities that any qualified student can apply for. Students must complete the scholarship application through their UTC study abroad portal to be eligible for any Office of Study Abroad scholarship (including the Featured Program Scholarships listed below).

Summer 2018 Featured Program Scholarship recipients have gone to Costa Rica and Hong Kong. Look for their stories on our Student Experiences page.

Featured Program Scholarships: Summer 2019 

Program Details: Interns will be placed in local and international civil society organizations in and around Hanoi. Learning in a professional organization and in a cultural system as interesting and complex as Vietnam will provide insight to the development policies of socialist Vietnam, the gender politics of a variety of cultural spaces and the role of civil society in social change.

Learn more about the new SIT Study Abroad Vietnam: Nongovernmental Organization Internship →

Internship: Non-governmental Organization

Course/Credits (earned through SIT Study Abroad): 7

Program Dates: mid-June 2019 - early August 2019

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill the program requirements as listed on the SIT Study Abroad website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship.

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $6,000. Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in the SIT Study Abroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019 (pnote: SIT Study Abroad will have their own application deadline for this program which may be earlier or later than the Office of Study Abroad deadline, check their website for details).

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Program Details: Singapore combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich cultures of its past. Look forward to an exhilarating summer at a centuries-old crossroads of international trade and a dynamic gateway to Asia.

The CIEE Summer Global Internship in Singapore program is a great option for any student who is looking for a unique and diverse location for an international internship.

Learn more →

Internship Opportunities In: Business, Finance and Accounting; Design; Arts, Culture and Fashion; Communications, Media, Film and Web; Politics, Law and NGOs; Technology, Research and Science.

Course/Credits (earned through CIEE): Academic Internship/Six Credits

Program Dates: mid-June 2019 - mid-August 2019

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill the program requirements as listed on the CIEE website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship.

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $5,850. Participant is responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in CIEE program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019 (note: CIEE will have their own application deadline for this program which may be earlier or later than the Office of Study Abroad deadline, check their website for details).

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

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Featured Program Scholarships: Fall 2019 and Summer 2020 

Argentina: People, Environment, and Climate Change in Patagonia and Antarctica

Program Details: Discover how vulnerable ecosystems are impacted by human activity and climate change in Southern Patagonia and Antarctica

Required Courses: Socio-Ecological Dynamics and Conservation in Southern Patagonia and Antarctica; Climate Change and Marine Biology in Southern Patagonia and Antarctica; Spanish for Natural Sciences; Environmental Research Methods and Ethics; Internship and Seminar OR Independent Study Project

Important to Know: Courses will be taught in Spanish and English. Prerequisites: Three recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT. Students must also have previous college-level coursework and/or significant preparation in environmental studies, ecology, biology or related fields, as assessed by SIT.

Credits: 16

Program Dates: Aug. 27 - Dec. 9, 2019

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Program Details: Witness the challenges Nepal faces in balancing tradition and progress and negotiating economic, political, and social change during a dynamic period in its history. 

Required Courses: Development and Social Change Seminar; Nepali; Field Methods & Ethics; Independent Study Project

Credits: 16

Program Dates: Sept. 4 - Dec. 17, 2019

Nepal: Development and Social Change

Program Details: Learn about Tibetan and Himalayan politics and religion and issues faced by communities in exile. 

Required Courses: Religious Change in Tibet and the Himalaya; The Politics of Tibetan and Himalayan Borders; Tibetan; Field Methods & Ethics; Independent Study Project OR Internship and Seminar

Credits: 16

Program Dates: Sept. 3 - Dec. 16, 2019

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SIT Study Abroad program requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $10,000 for ONE UTC student participating in either the Argentina or Nepal Fall 2019 program.

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in SIT Study Abroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2019 

How to Apply:  Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

 

Program Details: The School for Field Studies offers programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. Their new program in Chile, Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice, is launching in Fall 2019.

Locations: Patagonia, Chile

Credits: 18 Credits

Program Dates: Sept. 9 - Dec. 18, 2019

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SFS program and admission requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Note: While The School for Field Studies lists that they have rolling admission, students interested in participating in the Chile program for Fall should have an application submitted to SFS immediately as this program is expected to fill quickly.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $8,500 for ONE UTC student participating in the Fall Chile SFS program. 

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in SFS program.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2019

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

 

ONE scholarship available for participation in one of the following CIEE Fall 2019 Africa programs:

Credits: Varies by program

Program Dates: Varies by program

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill CIEE program requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $7,000 for ONE UTC student participating in the Fall 2019 program.

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in CIEE program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2019 

How to Apply:  Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Semester in China - Tsinghua University

Program Details: Study at a Chinese "Ivy League" and experience China's vibrant capital city.

Courses In: Mandarin, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, International Business, Economics, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology, Medical/Bio-medical Science, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Law & Legal Studies, Aeronautics, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations. 

Credits: 15

Program Dates: TBD - Spring 2020

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill the CISabroad program requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $7,500 for ONE UTC student participating in the Spring 2020 program.

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in the CISabroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019 

How to Apply:  Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Malaysia and China: International Relations and New Economies

Program Details: Develop new perspectives on global economic integration and trade while studying in Malaysia, China, and Singapore.

Required Courses: Economic Integration and the New Silk Road; Islamic Banking and the Future of Global Finance and Trade; Field Methods and Ethics; Bahasa Malaysia OR Chinese; Independent Study Project OR Internship and Seminar.

Credits: 16

Program Dates: TBD - Spring 2020

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SIT Study Abroad program requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $7,000 for ONE UTC student participating in the Spring 2020 program.

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in SIT Study Abroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019 

How to Apply:  Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Arabic Studies, International Relations & Language

Program Details: Students will participate in either Summer I OR Summer II. Students will take one language course (Arabic or French) and one additional academic course.

Credits: 6-7

Program Dates: TBD - Summer 2020

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill the ISA program requirements as listed on their website.

Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. 

This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE study abroad scholarship valued up to $4,450 for ONE UTC student participating in the Summer 2020 program.

Participant is responsible for any additional program fees, airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required) and any other expenses not included in the ISA program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Scholarship Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020 

How to Apply:  Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship (you can schedule an appointment through SSC Campus). You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

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Additional Information on Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

It is important to know that your UTC financial aid can apply to approved study abroad and exchange programs included in the programs list on our website. This includes your federal aid, state aid, UTC scholarships, and outside scholarships (be sure to verify this with the organization that offered you the scholarship to be certain).

Make sure to review our Outside Scholarships section to see additional study abroad scholarships that may be available to you based on eligibility. The Office of Study Abroad requires any UTC student who is receiving a Federal Pell Grant to apply for the Gilman Scholarship

If you are studying abroad through a provider program, make sure that you are applying for any of their scholarships that you may qualify for!

Keep in mind that every program will have a different program fee, and this depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Which organization you choose to study through (UTC faculty-led program, Provider Program, a Bilateral Exchange, etc.)

  • What each program provides for you (for example: tuition, room, and board or perhaps tuition only)

  • Where you choose to go

  • How long you go

  • Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa, and how much it costs for a particular country, duration and visa type

  • What your spending habits are like 

  • What financial aid you receive  

Another important thing to keep in mind: our Study Abroad Advisors are here to help you navigate these program options and associated fees, and help determine the best fit for you based on your interests and your budget. Don't rush ahead and decide you can't afford it...talk to a Study Abroad Advisor first!

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