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  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Memphis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:
University of Memphis
Study Abroad Access Initiative 

The goal of the Study Abroad Access Initiative (SAAI) is to encourage University of Memphis (UofM) student populations that have been identified as underrepresented in study abroad to participate in an international education experience by eliminating the upfront financial barriers associated with the cost of study abroad. 

The UofM Center for International Education Services (CIES) is partnering with the UofM TRiO Program and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change in offering active members of the Hooks African American Male Initiative (HAAMI) an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to supplement the upfront cost of a passport and round-trip international flight associated with a UofM study abroad program.


To be considered for the SAAI Scholarship, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be an active participant in the University of Memphis TRiO or Hooks Institute African American Male (HAAMI) at the time of application
  • Meet the minimum application requirements for a University of Memphis Study Abroad Program
  • If receiving Pell grant, applicants must attend one Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Workshop, offered by UofM Study Abroad Office

Applicants must submit the following by the deadline:
  • Complete Online Questionnaire
  • Submit statement of purpose, which must be certified by the UofM English Learning Center (ELC) located in Patterson Hall 225 or the The Center for Writing and Communication, located on the first floor of Ned R. Mcwherter Library
  • Online Approval from a TRiO or HAAMI program coordinator 
  • Apply for national, international scholarships, and UofM scholarships for study abroad, in which applicants qualify 


Students Awarded the SAAI Scholarship must complete the following:
  • Meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss passport application process
  • Submit receipt for passport application to study abroad office
  • Meet with study abroad advisor to identify an international round-trip flight for the study abroad program
  • Must give a power-point presentation at a TRiO or HAAMI meeting following the study abroad program
    • Presentation must cover application, planning process and highlights of study abroad experience
Click "Apply Now" to begin the online application.