Financial Resources for Study Abroad

Students participating in a study abroad program through Warren Wilson College retain their financial aid in most cases. Students who choose to study abroad through an external program option should be aware that their federal, state, and Warren Wilson financial aid will most likely not be applicable while the student is on a leave of absence. Students should read Financial Aid/Study Abroad Questions and contact Warren Wilson's Financial Aid Office for more details.

Financial aid may be available for qualified students through the following programs:

Gilman International Scholarship Program (for Pell Grant recipients only)
Grants of up to $5,000. Students studying Critical Need Language may receive an additional $8,000 supplement. This online application will be available approximately one-and-a-half to two months prior to the application deadline for each cycle. If your program starts between July 15 and October 15, apply for the Fall program application. If your program starts between December 15 and April 15, apply for the Spring program application.

Boren Scholarships
Scholarships of up to $10,000/semester, $20,000/year for study in select countries. The program requires foreign language study and a service component as a  follow-up. This scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.  There is also additional funding for language intensive programs.

Bridging Scholarships                                                          
Awards of up to $4000 for study in Japan

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $10,000. FEA is focused on awarding scholarships to under-represented groups in education abroad, but any student may apply. You must study abroad for at least 4 weeks.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Couch Scholarship for Study Abroad in France
The scholarship is used to support study in France for deserving college or university students of French. The NC-AATF has created an educational endowment fund that will normally produce funds for one or more scholarships to be awarded each year. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who have declared a French major and completed at least two French courses beyond the intermediate level in an accredited college or university in North Carolina.

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships
Need and merit-based scholarships for students participating in SIT programs. SIT now offers Pell Grant Match Scholarships for over 30 semester abroad program.

CIEE Scholarships:
Need and merit-based scholarships for students participating in CIEE programs. April 1 is the application deadling for summer, fall, and academic year programs. November 1 is the deadline for winter, spring, and calendar year programs. 

Diversity Scholarship
A variety of program specific scholarships for fall, spring, and summer study abroad programs. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.  

In addition, study abroad program providers, such as the School for International Training and CIEE, often offer a variety of financial aid options to students participating in their programs. We also encourage students to visit to explore additional funding options.