India has been the adventure of a lifetime. The lessons I have learned and the adventures I have had are priceless and unforgettable!


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Scholarships and Discounts

USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program. If you have questions regarding scholarships, feel free to contact the USAC Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@usac.unr.edu.

USAC General Scholarships

Dr. Meira Fields Study Abroad Scholarship

Dr. Meira Fields was born in Haifa Israel in 1936 and she received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1961. As an scientist Dr. Fields had a distinguished international career that lasted more than four decades. She worked in Canada, England, Israel and the United States, where she spent two decades working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This scholarship was established to commemorate her research and academic work in STEM fields around the world. Students with a declared STEM major or minor that are attending Boise State, the University of Idaho, The University of Florida, the University of Missouri, or the University of Nevada, Reno are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students should consult their home university's study abroad office for application deadlines and details.

USAC Affiliate University Scholarship

Students attending a USAC Affiliate University, consult your home university's study abroad office for details whether USAC scholarships are available. If you are eligible, you will apply directly through your home university.

USAC Regional Scholarships

We pride ourselves on providing well-rounded, academically sound and credible programs in non-traditional locations or in unique parts of more traditional places. Scholarships are available for each of the five geographic regions with USAC programs (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania). All students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Multiple awards ranging from $500-$1,000 will be awarded each semester.

USAC Voyager Scholarship

If you do not attend a USAC Affiliate University, we have scholarships available just for you. In some instances, we may have scholarships specifically allocated to your university as well.

USAC Legacy Scholarship

To honor USAC's long history in international education, Legacy Scholarships are available to the children, siblings, and spouses of alumni (a paying participant who previously attended a USAC Program). Awards will be given in the amount of $300 for summer session or $500 for semester.

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USAC Program-Specific Scholarships

Dr. Marianne Cooley Study Abroad Scholarship (Chengdu or Shanghai, China)

Dr. Marianne Cooley is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston who served as a USAC Visiting Professor in Chengdu, China on two separate occasions. Students attending the Chengdu or Shanghai, China programs are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will be awarded each semester.

Félix Menchacatorre Memorial Scholarship (San Sebastián or Bilbao, Spain)

Dr. Félix Menchacatorre taught on and directed the Spain programs for 25 years, building programs in San Sebastián, Bilbao/Getxo, Madrid, and Alicante. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing other programs and shaping what USAC is today. This $500 memorial scholarship available each semester to students attending the San Sebastián or Bilbao programs.

Florianópolis Scholarship (Florianópolis, Brazil)

Students attending the Florianópolis program during the summer 2016, fall 2016 or spring 2017 terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Multiple awards will be given in the amount of $500.

Frank and Thu Triplett Study Abroad Scholarship

Dr. Frank Triplett is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Mount Union who served as a USAC Visiting Professor in Pau, France on three separate occasions. Students attending the Lyon or Pau, France programs are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will be awarded each fall and spring semester.

Kody Bressman Memorial Scholarship (San Sebastián, Spain)

Kody Bressman was an honors student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a focus in Accounting and Spanish. While in college, Kody studied abroad in San Sebastián, Spain and lived with a Basque host family for six months. During his time on the USAC program he made many friends and became extremely close to his host family.

Kody’s passion and throttle for life was dynamic. He loved and cherished his family and friends as a caring son, a loving brother, an inspiration, and a friend to everyone he met. Students participating in a San Sebastián program with a minimum GPA of 2.75 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Multiple awards ranging from $500-$2,500 will be awarded each semester.

Massey University Scholarship (New Zealand)

Massey University, USAC's longtime partner in hosting students in New Zealand, is offering $400 scholarships to help USAC students make their dreams of studying in New Zealand come true. Applicants to any of Massey's campus locations in New Zealand—Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington—are eligible.

R.J. Simcoe Memorial Scholarship (San Sebastián or Bilbao, Spain)

This $500 scholarship is available each semester in memory of Richard John "R.J." Simcoe. R.J. was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno who studied in San Sebastián. University of Nevada, Reno students attending the San Sebastián or Bilbao programs are eligible.

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USAC Discounts

Returning/Extending Student Discount

This discount applies to all USAC students with no outstanding balance who return or extend to a USAC Specialty program. Students who return from or are currently participating on a USAC semester/year program are eligible for $500 discount for a semester/year Specialty program or $300 discount for a summer or January Specialty program. Students who return from or are currently participating on a USAC summer or January program are eligible for $300 discount for a semester/year Specialty program or $100 discount for another summer or January Specialty program.

Consortium Faculty, Staff, and Their Dependents

Current full-time permanent faculty and staff (or their dependents), employed for at least one year in a USAC office or at a USAC Affiliate University International Office, are eligible for a discount on USAC Specialty programs: a $300 discount for a summer or January program or a $500 discount for a semester or year program.

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External Scholarships

The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

In hopes that a tragedy can enrich the lives of others, the Ashley Soulé Conroy foundation has been created to provide scholarships for travel and study abroad.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for US undergraduate and graduate students to study in world regions critical to the future security of our nation and underrepresented in study abroad.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers 100 scholarships annually to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. USAC students attending the Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or Osaka/Kobe programs are eligible.

BUTEX Scholarships

USAC students attending the Brighton, Bristol, London, Reading, or Stirling programs are eligible for this award.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship

The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.

Global Studies Foundation Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad

This grant is designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship assists Golden Key Members who participate in a study abroad program.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

Students applying to any study abroad program are eligible to apply for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship.

JASSO Scholarship

Available to qualified students attending the Hiroshima or Nagasaki programs. Additional details will be provided once students have been approved.

LIVFund Scholarship

LIVFund (Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America) recognizes and supports study, internship, and volunteer opportunities in Latin America. Students that are studying abroad in Latin America are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

USAC students who are Italian American or majoring in Italian studies or a related field are eligible.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarships

USAC students attending the Oslo program are eligible.

STA Start the Adventure Scholarship

Students applying to any study abroad program are eligible to apply for the STA Start the Adventure Scholarship.

Turkish Coalition of America

USAC students attending the Istanbul program may be eligible.

University of Haifa Scholarships

USAC students attending the Haifa program are eligible.

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Scholarship Databases

Study Abroad Scholarship Databases

General College Scholarship Databases

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