About the Scholarship:
The University of Memphis is committed to providing students with an education that will ensure global awareness and multicultural appreciation. In order to encourage students to study abroad, the University awards scholarships to academically talented students who plan to conduct research in a foreign country, enroll in an exchange or other approved program, study under an internationally recognized scholar/mentor, or acquire language competency directly related to their program of studies. Graduate students whose thesis or dissertation will be enhanced by international research will be given priority. The amount awarded will depend on the length and duration of a program. This is a competitive process and scholarships are not guaranteed.
- Must be in good academic standing
- Must have completed 6 hours of graduate level courses at time of application
Deadline: March 1
Decision Date: April 1
Graduate Student Guidelines
: Graduate students pursuing a graduate certificate, masters or doctoral degree are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships. In order to maximize the funds to support graduate students studying abroad, priority will be granted to those students who are applying for scholarships for the first time. Students who have been funded for a study abroad experience the previous year may reapply for additional funds and the selection committee will consider the justification for the request in their decision-making process.
Types of study abroad experiences that will be supported include:
- Conducting research directly related to the student’s program of studies. Graduate students whose thesis or dissertation will be enhanced by international research will be given priority.
- Language acquisition that contributes to the student’s knowledge base and success in his/her discipline
- Opportunities to study under a recognized master/mentor in the student’s discipline
- Opportunities to participate in a formal graduate student exchange program
- Opportunities to participate in University of Memphis study abroad courses
The International Education Scholarship program is funded by the International Education Fee. The $10 per student per semester fee is charged to all students, which makes the resulting scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students, full or part time. The fees are placed in a central fund to support student scholarships and costs for student study abroad. At least 90% of the funds are dedicated to student awards to participate in study abroad experiences; at most, 10% of the funds are made available for the cost of supporting the programs. The amount is distributed between undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships based on headcount enrollments. Award amounts may vary depending on the pool of applicants and the funding available.
Recipient Expectations: A recipient of the Study Abroad Scholarship for a semester program must agree to provide 10 hours of service to the Center for International Programs and Services upon return from the study abroad experience. The study abroad office holds various events throughout the year such as the study abroad fair, outgoing and incoming orientation, promotional tables, exchange student pick-up, etc., in which we need volunteers to help with. These are the kind of events scholarship recipients are to help with upon their return from the study abroad program.