Study Abroad Scholars
Discover the world...and bring the world back to Wisconsin!
Study Abroad is an integral part of a UW-Madison education and can be one of the highlights of a student's time here. IAP hopes to make this possible for as many Badgers as possible with Study Abroad Scholars awards, starting at $1,500 towards IAP short-term/summer program, $3,000 towards IAP semester programs, and $4,000 towards IAP year-long programs. All students applying to IAP programs should consider this award!
Additional consideration for some of the awards will be given to students who possess the following characteristics and/or traits:
- First generation college student
- First time abroad
- STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math)
- Cumulative GPA above 3.8
Students attending any IAP program are encouraged to apply to become a Study Abroad Scholar. For some of the awards, additional consideration will be given to students planning to participate on IAP programs meeting the following criteria:
- IAP Programs listed in the "UW Signature Programs" Category
- Semester and Year-long Programs
- UW-Madison Russian Flagship students attending a Flagship-approved IAP program
As study abroad not only benefits those participating on the program, but also helps enrich the UW-Madison community as a whole, all Study Abroad Scholars are required to carry out a "Share Your Experience" project upon return from abroad that helps to promote study abroad and international awareness at UW-Madison. Projects need to fall into one of the following categories:
- Publications: This project can include writing an article for a newspaper or newsletter on campus, at your home town or in Madison.
- Materials for IAP: This project can take the shape of a video you create after your time abroad, a tip sheet specific to your program/host country, working with IAP on a presentation or pre-departure orientation, creating materials to display at the Study Abroad Fair, creating a powerpoint specific to your program, etc.
- Campus-based Events/Activities/Presentations: This includes giving a presentation to a campus department/student organization/class, creating an internationally themed student organization, hosting an event that is internationally themed (like a photo exhibit), etc.
To see examples of past scholars projects, click here.
Student Eligibility Requirements
In order to be considered for the IAP Scholars scholarship for this application round, an applicant must:
- Be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an IAP study abroad program for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Academic Year 2016-2017. (Note: UW Global Gateway Programs are not eligible)
- Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison
- Submit completed scholarship materials online by February 15, 2016
Completed applications must be submitted online by February 15, 2016. If your study abroad program application isn't due until after this date, you must still submit your scholarship application by this date to be considered. Incomplete applications or applications submitted to the office will not be considered.
To apply, please log into Scholarships@UW through your student center or by going directly to their website: http://scholarships.wisc.edu/Scholarships/. You will need to create a profile and answer questions to begin the application.
Interested in more information about study abroad scholarships?
For additional scholarship information, visit our scholarship website.