OSU Funding for Study Abroad

OSU Institutional or Enrollment-based Scholarships

Funding for study abroad is often dependent on the program and applicability to your major. Reciprocal exchange programs enable you to keep most OSU enrollment-based scholarships and OSU tuition-waiver scholarships. Some OSU scholarships will not apply to Affiliated/Approved (Transfer Credit) programs. Scholarships not dependent on resident enrollment at OSU are the best way to fund these transfer credit programs. If you have a tuition-waiver scholarship or similar OSU enrollment-based scholarship (Regents, Valedictorian, etc.), be sure to defer it so it can be used when you return. The appropriate form is available in the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office, 119 Student Union. All students seeking aid should meet with Scholarships and Financial Aid before making their final program selection to be fully informed on their funding options.

OSU Study Abroad Scholarships

Note: In addition to these general campus scholarships, most academic colleges and many departments offer study abroad scholarships as well. Be sure and check with your program for additional funding opportunities!

Provost’s Study Abroad Office Scholarship
Open to full-time OSU students participating in credit-bearing programs and activities abroad. Scholarships are awarded based on need and amounts vary depending on program length.
Cycle I Deadline - winter intersession, spring semester and spring break application opens in September and closes in mid-October.
Cycle II Deadline - summer, fall semester and academic year programs opens in Mid-November and closes in January.
See website for specific dates.
Don and Cathey Humphreys’ Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of an application to a credit-bearing activity abroad (outside the U.S.) . Study period must be a minimum of eight (8) weeks.
Cycle I Deadline - spring semester application opens in September, 2015 and closes in mid-October.
Cycle II Deadline - summer, fall semester and academic year programs opens in Mid-November and closes in January.
See website for specific dates.
Don and Cathey Humphreys’ Long-Term Travel Grant
These travel grants require an international experience of eight (8) weeks or longer. The funds are associated with the five Don and Cathey Humphreys Chairs in International Studies, which are filled by selected faculty from various departments. There is no standard award amount; applications are merit-based and include a budget, which may receive full or partial funding from the chairs. Applications for support may be submitted at any time, but prospective applicants should be sure to apply well in advance of the start of their proposed program. Contact: humphreysgrants@okstate.edu
Gerry Auel Passport Grant
The passport grant is open to all OSU undergraduate and graduate students applying for their first US passport. The grant reimburses a few students per year, depending on funding available, the total cost of obtaining their first passport.
Deadline: February 15 (or the Friday before the 15th when it falls on a weekend)
Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 Service Scholarship
This scholarship, supported by a generous donation from Congressman Wes & Regent Lou Watkins, is a service scholarship for students who are active participants in non-traditional international experiences in underdeveloped countries that address the issues of hunger, health, education, and poverty. The standard award amount is $1000.
Deadline: Mid-November
Foreign Language Department Scholarships
Several scholarships are available each year through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for students currently enrolled at OSU.
Deadline: early February Contact: Department of Foreign Languages, 309 Gunderson, 405-744-5825
Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship
Open to full-time OSU students who wish to pursue liberal arts studies at a recognized university outside of the United States. Awards vary depending on program length and location.
Deadline: January 30 Contact: A&S Student Services, 202 LSE, 405-744-5658